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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Shorter Arms -- what handlebars? *Bad Posture*

So after my 11 hour ride one way, 22 hour ride round trip, I noticed some real discomfort within my trapezius muscle.




After reading this well put together document (https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/ha...osition#page-2)


I have decided it comes down to my handlebars because I am essentially reaching to grab them. For me to reach the comfortably, my *crotch* is essentially on the tank. I am still using the stock handlebars.

Can anyone suggest a better set of handlebars that sweeps more back towards the rear of the bike which will allow me to correct my poster?

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I had M bars and now I got tracker bars, im dying still, I think I just gotta suck it up or change rides which I won't.
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What bike do you have? It would be helpful if you list it in the sidebar. For me the stock T100 bars caused the same problem you describe,and raising them didn't help. The Flat Track bars from BellaCorse work for me, about the same height as stock but with more pullback. They straighten the wrist and eliminated the pain between my shoulders and neck.
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What about "rear-set" handlebar mounts? Worth a "look-see"....
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What bike do you have? It would be helpful if you list it in the sidebar. For me the stock T100 bars caused the same problem you describe,and raising them didn't help. The Flat Track bars from BellaCorse work for me, about the same height as stock but with more pullback. They straighten the wrist and eliminated the pain between my shoulders and neck.
Riding 2013 Bonnie SE which is my first cruiser style bike. Never really dealt with this on my Ducati monster.

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No easy answer on this one. First off, it sounds like you own a Mag wheel Bonne (which is not a T100). It has fewer options being a 7/8" bar set up. Genmar markets a set of risers that bring the bar up and back but I could not install them on my bike due to short cable length. Besides, I just wanted them to bring the bar "back" not "up". Bringing the bars "up" changes the handling of the bike in turns at least to me.

Then you get into the handle bar replacement game. Be prepared to try multiple bars, but before you do be sure they will fit your bike's 7/8" set up. Note the width as well. Also, be aware that different mfg's measure bars differently so even the same size may not be.

Good luck on your search. Let us know if you find that elusive bar.
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No easy answer on this one. First off, it sounds like you own a Mag wheel Bonne (which is not a T100). It has fewer options being a 7/8" bar set up. Genmar markets a set of risers that bring the bar up and back but I could not install them on my bike due to short cable length. Besides, I just wanted them to bring the bar "back" not "up". Bringing the bars "up" changes the handling of the bike in turns at least to me.

Then you get into the handle bar replacement game. Be prepared to try multiple bars, but before you do be sure they will fit your bike's 7/8" set up. Note the width as well. Also, be aware that different mfg's measure bars differently so even the same size may not be.

Good luck on your search. Let us know if you find that elusive bar.
Arrrgggghhhhh!! this is exactly what I did NOT want to hear. That I will be having to try multiples. Thanks for the help all...

Anyone with any other info, is all appreciated.
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I put on a set of Norman Hyde 'Low UK Bars' and they've been perfect for me. I'm not tall yet my hands seem to just fall on them and the pullback allows a comfortable upright position.

Mine are 1", but they're offered in 22mm, which is .86" which I can't confirm that it'll fit your 7/8" clamp, but you could check with Norman Hyde.

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Joker Machine pull back risers (they are for 1” applications but can be shimmed, they make 10mm spacers for non HD use) or ROX pivoting risers, not the prettiest thing but very effective.
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