Yamaha SCR950 Forum banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm looking to change out my handlebars. I want something that almost forces me to lean forward a bit, and gives the bike an old "cafe racer" style look. I was thinking something along the lines of the picture I attached, but I figured you guys would have some good suggestions. Thanks.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I went ahead and ordered some bars, considering Revzilla has free returns. These Renthal bars fit great. I got the "low" style. They sit just slightly lower than the stock ones, but the Renthal bars are much more narrow, forcing your hands closer together. I like it, I think it gives the bike a sportier, aggressive look. The next thing is an exhaust.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
I went ahead and ordered some bars, considering Revzilla has free returns. These Renthal bars fit great. I got the "low" style. They sit just slightly lower than the stock ones, but the Renthal bars are much more narrow, forcing your hands closer together. I like it, I think it gives the bike a sportier, aggressive look. The next thing is an exhaust.
Easy to see why they have free returns with products as good as this being sold from them :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
How's the riding ergonomics with the the Renthal bars? You did say that you were looking for something with a more forward leaning position.
I may not lean forward too much more, but I like the hand position much more. My hands ride closer together, and that kind of causes me to sit a different way. The bars definitely force you to lean and tuck towards the middle more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
522 Posts
Best to change out whatever you need to have a more comfortable position for your hands. Your wrists shouldn't twist and should stay as straight as possible in relation to the forearm. that should prevent future injuries from having oddly angled wrists.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
884 Posts
Best to change out whatever you need to have a more comfortable position for your hands. Your wrists shouldn't twist and should stay as straight as possible in relation to the forearm. that should prevent future injuries from having oddly angled wrists.
You've got that right! I accidentally rotated the handlebars forward a little while tinkering with my bike last week and didn't realize it until I went to ride it to work. No time to correct the error, I went on anyway and my hands and wrists really didn't like the change. I actually stopped and bought a proper 10mm box end wrench on the way home to fix my mistake.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
522 Posts
Yup, I've made the mistake as well as a new rider and went with whatever factory position the handles came in. Left my arms tired after long rides and I thought that was normal. My shoulders were constantly flexed and rotated too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
319 Posts
Sitting up straight is by far the best motorcycle riding position for your spine and body in general. Years of slouching over bikes and in chairs has given me an odd rib, so I've learned to change out handlebars for something that will give me a more upright position even if they may not always look the best.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
591 Posts
I can agree with that... my posture and everything has gotten so thrown off because of things like sitting positions in chairs and bikes, dear... I guess getting old doesn't help with that either lol
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
I went ahead and ordered some bars, considering Revzilla has free returns. These Renthal bars fit great. I got the "low" style. They sit just slightly lower than the stock ones, but the Renthal bars are much more narrow, forcing your hands closer together. I like it, I think it gives the bike a sportier, aggressive look. The next thing is an exhaust.
Wolfgang - they look good! Having to consider some Renthals myself now, given it looks like some bar end mirrors I picked up can't be fitted to the standards. Tell me, did you drill the Renthals before fitting, for the lugs under the controls to locate to? I know this is a slightly older thread too - how are they now, a few months on? How's the vibration, now you've foregone the steel inserts in the OEM bars (grrrrr!!!!)?
Thanks,
Ben
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I just switched out my handlebars for the Renthal bars as well, within seconds of being on the bike I knew it was the right choice.
My hands were too wide with the stock bars and for someone that was already battling the height of the bike being able to get my ride a little more central is a big help.

I also didn't realize just how heavy those stock bars were, I know the end weights are important but those stock bars took it to a new level!

I also popped on the Adventure foot pedals, and my shins are already thanking me, its nice to have a wider base for my foot, and for some reason the placement of these once installed isn't nearly as intrusive as the stock footrests.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
150 Posts
I just switched out my handlebars for the Renthal bars as well, within seconds of being on the bike I knew it was the right choice.
My hands were too wide with the stock bars and for someone that was already battling the height of the bike being able to get my ride a little more central is a big help.

I also didn't realize just how heavy those stock bars were, I know the end weights are important but those stock bars took it to a new level!

I also popped on the Adventure foot pedals, and my shins are already thanking me, its nice to have a wider base for my foot, and for some reason the placement of these once installed isn't nearly as intrusive as the stock footrests.
What are the dimensions of the new bar?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,359 Posts
I went for the LOW, had to drill, but it wasn't an issue. Vibration has been minimal, I've actually noticed that it vibrates a little less than the stock bars!
Look good! I put ‘Ultra Lows’ on a Honda Hornet I used to have. They ARE a lot narrower than SCR stock tho (which, by my ****-eyed measuring, I make to be 825mm width).

When I took the bike out for the first time this year, a few days ago, I forgot how much I liked the height and width of the standard bars - very commanding! However, I am 6’ 2” ! :smile2: I think I’d therefore need to stick with the Renthals I’ve been looking at, something like the ‘Vintage’ or ‘Desert’, in order to replicate this. One thing that concerns me though - I can see that, on your bars, the ‘control’ section (‘F’) is almost identical to stock, meaning the grips and brake reservoir fit nicely. On the bars I’ve been looking at, the control section is reduced to under 200mm - bit concerned this will leave the reservoir floating in mid-air. We’ll see.....
Ben
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top