The stock handle bars on my 2007 DR650 fit great and I was looking to replace them with handle bars of similar shape/size.
When I pulled my old bars off (which were a little bent, but not completely mangled) and compared them side-by-side with the CR Mid bars, they looked very, very close to being a match.
If I were to do this over I'd go strongly consider going with the CR High bars - the rise is 1cm more, which would make it slightly easier to reach the bars when standing on the pegs. Again, the CR Mid seem to have about the same rise as the stock bars when side-by-side.
A couple of things:
- I drilled holes to in the CR Mid bars to match holes in the stock bars. I wouldn't recommend filing off the pegs in the turn signal housing as I expect they would twist without the pegs providing resistance.
- The CR bars have a stamped, textured pattern on the left end (clutch side) which increases the diameter slightly above 7/8th's which makes sliding the old equipment on the new bars difficult. So, I filed the texture down.
- I have Acerbis hand guards and the bar end inserts that fit the stock steel bars required grinding/filing to fit the CR Mid bars (different inner diameters between steel and aluminum bars).
- Last, I also have grip heaters on my bike. The grip heater for the throttle required no modification (it comes off with the throttle tube), however the grip heater for the clutch has to be reglued to the bar. I'm trying Pliobond first and if that doesn't work will try something like Gorilla glue as it sounds like it's heat resistant which will be important.