I noticed a couple posts in another thread recently about the ST and GT riding positions, specifically the handlebars:
"Posted by Yak1050:
The bars on the GT are quite a bit further back than the later ST. When I test drove the GT before buying, I also tried a 2007 ST. The GT is significantly more upright.
Originally Posted by DaveM:
I agree with Yak on this one too"
...And this got me very interested because I think shifting the handlebars back a bit on my '08 ST (if possible) might be a big improvement in comfort for me. I'm pretty short @ 5'6" and have always felt the reach to the bars to be quite far for me. I tried the 1.25" GenMar risers for a while, but they didn't really help -- which is why I'm thinking it's more the reach forward to the bars than their height.
So, two questions for those of you who are familiar with the ST and GT models:
1. Are the GT bars definitely farther back than the ST? A couple of you have now said so, and plugging the two bikes into www.http://cycle-ergo.com
seems to confirm this. So, I guess I'm just looking for more detail/description on the GT's handlebar position & ergos, please.
2. Does anyone know if it's possible to swap the GT handlebars onto my '08 ST? The bolt patterns look similar & the gas tanks I think are the same? I'll ask the guys at my dealer, but on the chance that anyone here has tried it or looked into it, I'm asking here as well!
Thanks in advance for any info.