PROTAPER CONTOUR - Henry Reed 1/1/8th fat bars

Originally swapping the stock bars for a set of Renthal Jimmy Button bend 7/8th bars, I chose to go to an oversize bar with my RMZ fork upgrade. I wanted to open up the cockpit somewhat and get rid of the cross bar that goes with the smaller size handlebars. The PROTAPER contour handlebars fitted the bill nicely and liked the bend and width of the Henry Reed bars. They are really well finished and look and feel great.


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WARP 9 Handlebar riser clamps

Beautifully finished, the Warp 9 riser clamps add about an extra inch to the stock handlebar height and come with allen head bolts to fit them up. Available in stock 7/8th or oversize 1 1/8th sizes.





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WARP 9 - ALLOY THREE FINGER CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVERS

 I stayed with the stock levers for a number of years but found no matter what hand-guards I used, I couldn't get enough space to not have the ends of the levers foul the hand-guards. Eventually, I cut the balls off the end of the levers. Finding myself wanting something a bit tidier and safer, I found Warp 9 had released their new levers for the DR and the decision was made. I just love them. The finish is fantastic and I like the adjustable reach feature. The levers are designed to fold in a crash, rather than bend or break. Fitment is easy as the levers allow you to retain all of the stock hardware such as the perches etc.

 


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WARP 9 - ALLOY GEAR LEVER

For no other reason than looks, I jumped on the warp 9 gear lever which, like the brake levers, has a great finish and folding toe piece which is also replaceable. I am hoping the lever is strong in a crash and won't bend like the stock lever, or break. I am yet to crash test it. I am eagerly awaiting the Warp9 brake lever to be released so I can match it up.






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 DOUBLE TAKE ENDURO MIRRORS

Looking for alternatives, I was after something that was easy to fit, would use the stock mirror mounts and were adjustable and robust. After some research, I settled on the Double Take Mirrors which met all of the criteria and more. Not only very adjustable but easily removed when the need arises, they look great and utilise a RAM style mount and ball screws into the stock mirror mount points. This makes them easy to transfer from bike to bike also. The mirrors are convex to give you a wider view on things but are not good for judging distances. They can vibrate out of position a lot unless you get the mounting arm clamp super tight but they easily shift out of the way when hit or if the bike is dropped/crashed. I would go as far as saying they are virtually unbreakable.




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 ZETA RACING - QUICK THROTTLE TUBE

Billet Aluminium throttle tube which boasts 15% faster opening of the throttle. I really like this tube as it saves a double grab if you are going for full throttle. Also saves the wrist due to less twist required. It comes with a removeable end cap so handguards or bar end weights can be fitted - This one is the same as the tube for the DRZ400 and DRZ250, in fact that is how it is labelled, but it works fine with standard cables on the DR650se too.



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JNS LOWERED FOOTPEG BRACKETS

After a long time on the standard pegs and brackets, I decided it was time to lower the pegs to make things more comfortable on long hauls. A combination of higher suspension and ride height plus Sargent Low seat to bring my feet back closer to the ground meant that the footpegs were causing my knees to be too high and not relaxed. The stock fottpeg height has always meant a bend in the knees when standing too which is not good for long periods. I chose the JNS engineering brackets which are lowered by approx 40mm and rearset by 25mm. A couple of mods were required to the rear brake lever and light switch-See here


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