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What bars?

Having had an 'adventure' with knobbly tyres and fast cornering on tarmac, the handlebars of my 2003 XT600E are a bit bent. They are rideable but I'll have to replace them soonish.

Any recommendations, places to buy? I'm looking to use the bike increasingly off-road so would like quite a wide set.

I'm also a curmudgeonly old(ish) git and don't like spending big money, so just something that does the job is fine. No need for titanium doodads or fancy graphics.

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cheap bars

try m and p.ive had cheap www.mandp.com/ and chereful bars of them before .
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Matt,
You could try ebay for someones second hand Renthals - loads there last time I looked.

No other damage then?
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I had a run in with a driver who didn't want to stop and left me in a pile in the road. I went to Yamaha and came out in shock at the price of spares. I went for Renthal bars I think they were 613 Dakar High bars from B&C Express wider than the originals but I found there was not a lot of slack on the cables but they just fit. Very happy with them and the gold goes great with my 2003 blue XT.
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I fitted Renthal bars to my Tenere after a run-in with a scooter in India! They are not expensive and come in so many different shapes and sizes it's easy to match the originals or your own personal requirements. Go through the B & C Express Catalogue with a local bike shop and your sure to find what you want.
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i have the original yamaha bars off my '03 xt600e if you are interested? i fitted fatbars to mine when i supermotoed it a few months backs
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Thanks everyone for your imput, some good leads to follow up on.

Walkabout, I bent the gear lever but I've just whacked it back into something approximating the original shape and there's some new scratches on my Acerbis tank to go with the others but otherwise the bike is fine. My Dave Yates bash plate stopped any crank case damage, which I don't think the original engine bars would have done. To think I bought it to protect the engine when off road!

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i have the original yamaha bars off my '03 xt600e if you are interested? i fitted fatbars to mine when i supermotoed it a few months backs
Hi,

I'm looking for some alloy jobs really. I crashed the bike in Romania last year and my original bars folded a little easily for my liking. The bars I've just bent were alloy replacements I bought in Bucharest and they stood up to the crash far better.
Thanks for the offer though.

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I have a set of purple!! renthals new but a scratch on them you can have for a couple of £s plus postage. I can check postage cost as box is quite large.
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Hi Bolla,

Sounds good, if the postage is reasonable you got a deal! I'll pm you.

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