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I have a 2008 Bonnie and want to sit a bit more relaxed (not so hunched over). (I am 5'11". I like Biltwell http://www.biltwellinc.com/Bars.html I really dig the Frisco but I am worried about the handling - I have heard apes do make it more difficult on turns. I am also interested in their Aces bar but am not sure about the rise from their description. Any advice?
 

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I have heard good things about the flanders vintage bars ....Maybe with a spacer I could get it to the height and reach that I am looking for.
 

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I have a 2008 Bonnie and want to sit a bit more relaxed (not so hunched over). (I am 5'11". I like Biltwell http://www.biltwellinc.com/Bars.html I really dig the Frisco but I am worried about the handling - I have heard apes do make it more difficult on turns. I am also interested in their Aces bar but am not sure about the rise from their description. Any advice?
It kills me that Triumph don't offer a set of bars for the bonnie that let you sit up and er beg,like they did in the 60,s and 70,s? I've put 1 inch risers on the bike from spacerjim,it felt good,better,a lot better,but its still too low,it seems I'm too far forward on the seat with my knees around my ears or too far back stretching to twist the throttle,the Triumph Trident bars or T140 from the mid 70s?The search continues:)J,B,
 

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I have a 2008 Bonnie and want to sit a bit more relaxed (not so hunched over). (I am 5'11". I like Biltwell http://www.biltwellinc.com/Bars.html I really dig the Frisco but I am worried about the handling - I have heard apes do make it more difficult on turns. I am also interested in their Aces bar but am not sure about the rise from their description. Any advice?
have you considered the ventura flat track bars,i too am 5,11''
and found them perfect. And mine are rolled back as much as possiblle.
http://www.kenma.com.au/ven_hb.html
 

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If you go any more than 1 1/4 inch up and back on a T100 you'll need longer clutch and throttle cables. I'm using 1" Genmar risers which do not require new cables although I had to slightly re-route the clutch cable. Genmar told me they don't offer them in a taller height because of the cables.
I've found the additional 1 1/4" makes a substantial improvement to my comfort. :D
By the way, I'm 5" 11".

 

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Thanks

Thanks for the advice, I might start with the spacer and go from there.....
 

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I made some spacers a little over 3/4" in height that fit exactly like spacerjims types. I bought some longer grade 8 bolts to accomodate and that was it. With the extra height you can roll your handlebars back a little. No cable changes needed, and, while its not a big change, it is enough to make a really nice difference.

Good luck
 

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Bad habits never die!

I've developed a lazy posture when riding (happens on all bikes big or small!) but I picked up a kidney belt a few years ago and use it for longer runs and I noticed that I didn't 'slouch' as much! Wear it under your jacket, keeps you warm in winter too ;)
 

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I'm awaiting a set of the highlander bars (with extended cables) from bellacorse for the same reason. Check 'em out. Guess that'll make my bonnie look more 70's American style than 60's cafe style, but I couldn't care less. Maybe it was the Fonz' bike I had in mind the whole time anyway. :)

Jeff
 

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highlanders

JeffZ,
I dig the highlanders - let me know if you like them when you get them on.
 
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