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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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Recently changed from the stock bars to a clubman type bar from DimeCity that isn't hardly as aggressive as regular clubmans.
I love them, makes me feel more connected to the bike than sitting straight up.

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I'll just add this: I've have clip ons on my bmw and have had bikes with very low clip ons/low bars before. The thruxton bars are not that low (compared to clip ons). One thing it does change is your visibility/ability to turn your head as much. This is just something to get used to and, you do get used to it. But, it takes some adjustment and a little time. So my only suggestion would be to allow yourself to slowly acclimate to the new riding position and allow new muscle memory to occur.


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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 09:39 AM
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If it concerns you, why not book an advanced riding course and build up your skills and confidence?

There is nothing intrinsically more difficult or dangerous about riding with lower bars. If it makes you nervous though, the best solution I think is to boost your experience and confidence.

A course could do this very quickly and you would have a lot of fun at the same time.

Just a thought.
+1 on a riding course. Raises anyone's skill level and level of awareness. There's sport bike style courses that can help with the lower riding posture.
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There's a reason you don't see crusier bars on race bikes, and it ain't because it would look ridiculous. The only time I'd agree with your buddy is in the case of absolute beginners, where more weight on the bars could exasperate those panic-y moments before the clutch/throttle/brake coordination becomes natural. Somebody like yourself with 5k miles on the bike should feel more control and confidence when leaned into it a little bit.
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post #25 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 03:11 PM
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this isn't possible with the Triumph as the tank is so narrow but I guess a decent sized beer belly may help (I imagine).
mine is kept well tended solely to assist my riding.

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I put NB Superbars on both of my T100's and had no problems.

Ride safe,

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That looks very nice ,10/10.


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im doing a clip ons project as we speak. I'll let you know if i crash 15 feet out of my door. Then you'll know for sure
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As always, I'm impressed with the insightful, funny, and informative posts in this forum. Great information and thanks to you more experienced riders for some great food for thought. I'm definitely looking into an advanced riding course, and then will move into the bars / levers / rear sets stage of mods - THEN - allow myself plenty of time to adjust to the new posture.

In the meantime, since the rains have arrived, I'm having the header pipes ceramic coated. Should be done in about two weeks. Pics forthcoming.

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