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Old 11-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ST & RS bar height

Are the handlebars on ST & RS Sprints the same height/the same part?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Short answer is no!, RS is lower.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not only are RS bars lower, but they are further forward and have a different angle on them too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I want to go a bit higher, so it sounds like ST bars on my RS could be the perfect soloution!
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Earlier ST's have lower bars than later models also.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I want to go a bit higher, so it sounds like ST bars on my RS could be the perfect soloution!
Could be however, I have heard they are difficult to find from breakers and ebay, I did try a while ago but they all came up damaged. I was too tight to lay out for "genmars" etc.
Good luck anyway Mick
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just put 01 ST bars on my 04 RS. Paid about $110.00 on EBay. It was a very straightforward switch. The ST bar sits higher and further back than the RS bar. I also added 1" Genmar risers. Note: This maxed out my control cables. I don't know if you could use the later ST bars with the risers. It was a good mod for me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.
Am looking out for some ST bars, as im sure this'll be good for me.
I dont find the RS uncomfy, but after a couple of hours in the saddle, i do get a bit of shoulder & wrist ache so am hoping that the ST bars will sort that.

My other bikes all have a much more upright riding position than the RS, so i guess i just get used to sitting up a bit.
Im also getting older . . .
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Snoops,
You might want to take a look at the thread RS to ST where I detailed the mods that I did to my RS. To me part of the solution of sitting more upright was to raise the height of the seat. It worked well for me, but I am 6' 2". Good luck!
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Thanks for the replies.
Am looking out for some ST bars, as im sure this'll be good for me.
I dont find the RS uncomfy, but after a couple of hours in the saddle, i do get a bit of shoulder & wrist ache so am hoping that the ST bars will sort that.

My other bikes all have a much more upright riding position than the RS, so i guess i just get used to sitting up a bit.
Im also getting older . . .
Have you tried riding faster so the head wind takes the weight off your arms?? You know it makes sense
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