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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 01:25 AM
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Nope. They just go straight thru the risers and bend back wide and low. I'm told they are drag bars.

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 07:31 PM
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I don't get it. How can you all talk about modifying the settings of your bikes (ergonomics) without stating your height and eventually your inseam? For some tall guys, the bike might be perfect just the way it is. For me, being 1.65m tall, I have had to tweak the whole bike to suite my dims.: handlebar rotation and extension, floorboards, screen, backrest. After many changes (and $$$) I can now say the bike feels OK. Before that, after riding 50km at 120km/h the bike was unusable.
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 12:34 AM
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Aha! You are talking about your many mods without mentioning your inseam! We undertand what you mean anyway.
BTW - I assume you have a Thunderbird and are from somewhere metric?

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 05:52 AM
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Just a thought lads... when lowering your bars just make sure the switch gear clears the top of the tank when you first go on full lock. There is a limit to how low you can rotate them.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 10:52 PM
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My dealer installed mine way higher than on the bike I took for a test ride. It felt really strange riding home....After lowering mine things also felt so much better. I'm 5'11'' and the lower position also suits me better.
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