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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-14-2016, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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New Thruxton low handlebar kit?

I ordered the low handlebar kit for my new jet black Thruxton standard but haven't heard of any opinions on the ride difference yet. Anyone install these yet?

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I ordered the low handlebar kit for my new jet black Thruxton standard but haven't heard of any opinions on the ride difference yet. Anyone install these yet?

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Madhatter and admantanium (spelling?) on this board have them and seem to be very happy with them....both say it's a much more engaging ride....but they can tell you better.

I am also very much considering the low bars.

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Madhatter and admantanium (spelling?) on this board have them and seem to be very happy with them....both say it's a much more engaging ride....but they can tell you better.

I am also very much considering the low bars.

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Thanks for the feedback, I guess it greatly depends on your size too. I'm about 6 foot and have long arms so I kinda wanna be a little lower to grind into the turns more comfortably.

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Thanks for the feedback, I guess it greatly depends on your size too. I'm about 6 foot and have long arms so I kinda wanna be a little lower to grind into the turns more comfortably.
I think it's probably mostly what you are used to, then your torso and arm lengths.

I'm 6', long in the torso and short in the arms, and really want the bars about an inch up and back to relieve wrist strain. But I'm getting more and more used to it, and strengthening my core to get the weight off my wrists more and more.

I'm used to the Gold Wing, where when I'm riding aggressively, the inside handle bar is right below my chest. Having my arms forward in an aggressive turn was extremely awkward at first for me.

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I think it's probably mostly what you are used to, then your torso and arm lengths.

I'm 6', long in the torso and short in the arms, and really want the bars about an inch up and back to relieve wrist strain. But I'm getting more and more used to it, and strengthening my core to get the weight off my wrists more and more.

I'm used to the Gold Wing, where when I'm riding aggressively, the inside handle bar is right below my chest. Having my arms forward in an aggressive turn was extremely awkward at first for me.
I'm still adjusting also coming from a HD Softail Deluxe which has me in an upright position where my ass always seemed to fall asleep on any ride over 1 hour. I much more appropriate the 3/4 position but do admit my wrists sometimes becomes dead . For the most part I think I'll like the lower position of the lowering kit.

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I'm still adjusting also coming from a HD Softail Deluxe which has me in an upright position where my ass always seemed to fall asleep on any ride over 1 hour. I much more appropriate the 3/4 position but do admit my wrists sometimes becomes dead . For the most part I think I'll like the lower position of the lowering kit.

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I'm used to the Gold Wing, where when I'm riding aggressively.....


Didn't think that could be done😉 The Thrux must feel like a GP bike handling wise to you Vader.

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I'm used to the Gold Wing, where when I'm riding aggressively.....


Didn't think that could be done😉 The Thrux must feel like a GP bike handling wise to you Vader.

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You'd be surprised...

On the Wing, I usually run mid pack with sport-bikes on group rides. Ahead of those who don't know what they are doing, way behind those who do, and in the middle of those who've never done a track day or gotten any performance motorcycle training.

I'm actually riding slower on the Thruxton, because I don't feel at home on it yet, and am having to learn to trust the suspension and tires.

Using body English, the Gold Wing(and any other bike for that matter) will drop into a full lean so fast and easy you wouldn't believe it. Add trail-braking into the mix, and the big girl dances like a ballerina.

I look forward to mastering the Thruxton in the same way.

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