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My bars came today. I'm not sure I'd want to trim them of course it'd be impossible for me to decide until I had them on the bike and really tried them out, but I found myself wondering if anyone has and if so, why?



Edit: Found these;



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/3326-picking-out-new-bars/page__view__findpost__p__30746



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/5166-tusk-d-flex-handguard-installation/



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/158-shorter-bars/



I guess I should have searched for "cut" and not "trim."
 

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Both my TW and my DR650 have ATV Hi bars. Standard diameter on the TW and taper on the DR. They felt right to me untrimmed, so I left them alone. It is a personal thing, though. Whatever you prefer.



Untrimmed gives more leverage, but trimmed fits between tree trunks better.
 

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No need to trim unless you run in really tight woods. I really like having the bars a little wider. It allowed me to put longer grips on without have to cut them. I love the pro grips!
 

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Congrats on the new bars!



I agree that it's just personal preference. I have the same bars and I did trim them. I'm used to shorties on my MX bikes so it was a more natural feel for me to chop them down. I also bought the ATV-High for the purpose of a more upright position. By trimming the bars, bringing my hands closer together, I increased that upright position while keeping the bars in a more vertical orientation. That's what I told myself as I grabbed my sawzall.



I also added the ProGrip DualSport 714 grips. Perhaps just a hair long on the throttle side and I always seem to use just a tad too much dish soap for installation. Sorry to get off topic but they are really nice.



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OK, thank you all for the feedback. I appreciate it. It looks like they're just an inch wider. So far I haven't found any trails up here where I have to worry about trees reaching out and grabbing me. I may like the narrower feel though... Well, I'll leave them for now and if they bother me I guess it is easier to trim an inch than it would be to add an inch




Congrats on the new bars!...
Thanks, I got a smoking good deal on them!
 
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