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post #1 of 15 Old 09-17-2014, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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919 bars for tall rider

I'm reading the posts...
I'm 6'5 and the stock bars bot
her my wrists.

My initial guess is that I want less sweep on the bars. Not sure about height (I'm used to my xr650l with high renthals with 2" high rox risers...but that's apples to oranges for riding position here).

I have a riding buddy who's gonna work with me on getting used to this style of bike and the real and perceived differences in how it handles. I suspect though I'll turn out to be "sit up straight" rider more than "lay on the tank." But he's warned me not to just run out and put wide, zero sweep dirt bars on (or at least not as extreme as the bars i have).

Checking to see what route bigger guys went with the bars.

dumb question... people mention drilling locator holes... do the controls on the bike have a nub that's got to align to the bar? I ask cause on the dual sport, I didn't have to do anything like that when I installed the controls and guards, etc.

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-17-2014, 09:50 PM
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I think you would like a CR high bend on the 919. OEM controls do have nubs for the locator holes, but you can break the nubs if you feel so inclined. I just do jot pike chasing those bits around on my 919 like I do my DRZ (horn, high beam, and starter are all that function on the DRZ so its a small issue)

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-18-2014, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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I found stock measurements listed on another site through a third-hand quote, but I can't find the original post or link yet. Measurements attributed to a "mrmike" on fireblades.

name, width, rise, pullback
Stock 919-------------660-------------102------------190
Coerce----------------690------------- 30-------------100
Renthal Ultra lows------725-------------75--------------95
Renthal Streetfighter---755-------------100-------------80
AFAM superbike--------730--------------80-------------80
LSL Sport Tourer-------680--------------45------------110
LSL superbike lows-----740--------------50------------140
LSL superbike----------760--------------70------------150
Suburban Machienry----685--------------50------------120
Rizoma Conical or Std.--720------------- 75------------105

I found another site that listed the stock bars in inch format and upon conversion, it jives with this.

edit, and found a post on twisters with measurements now too and another good one with pics

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The Renthal Ultra Lows are very popular. I had the Rizoman Conicals and LOVED them. Really reduced the vibes, too, but they are a wider bar (you'll need the adapters).

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Not sure which measurement "sweep" would be.. Pullback angle maybe? I hated the stock bars, felt like my shoulder blades were pinched together... I really like renthal mediums... Similar height and pullback distance to the stockers, but a much shallower angle (hands are more flat than turned inwards) and I love them.

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The 'turn-in' on the bars, aka, sweep, is what kills my wrists as well. Makes me feel like i'm trying to hold my elbows at my sides.

I just imagine all these Asian guys sitting on Japanese test bikes saying "Yup, it fits", then ship it to 'murica.

No offense intended tiny shoulder Asian guys ;-)

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No offense intended tiny shoulder Asian guys ;-)
I'm 5'5" and the bike feels like it was made for me, so ha :P

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Renthals road highs here, don't think you could go much higher/wider without changing cables/hoses. I drill holes.


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after a ride tonight, i thought i'd try the ultra lows... mainly change my riding stance and get less sweep.

But, seeing that pic of the road highs... those look like they might fit the bill as well.

Gonna flip a coin and get an order out.

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post #12 of 15 Old 09-18-2014, 06:59 PM
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6'5 here and loved the ultra lows, I appreciated the longer reach, I was by no means leaning over, perfectly aggressive

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-19-2014, 04:36 AM
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It seems to me that wider and lower bars would suit a taller rider well. It depends if you are mostly torso or arms. I'm around 6 feet, but I'm built like a gibbon (34 inch inseam). Short reach bars and pegs have me all folded up. I'm thinking of the ultra lows or one of the lsl bars. I'm so considering a cheaper bikemaster bar to try different positions, and maybe to keep. From a purely cosmetic standpoint, I am attempting to de broke the bike. I like the brushed met finish on the green hornet, but the splashes of chrome I could do without.
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I've had a few inquire.........stock cables/hoses/wiring WILL work with Road Highs. I had to re-route the clutch cable under the headlight stay instead of over, or maybe vice versa can't remember right now. 3000 or so miles with no issues.

I also used a couple of plugs and filled the clamp area with BB's. Been using vibranators with Pro Grips 714 and I have ZERO vibes. Keep in mind, ever since I can remember I've always been sensitive to vibrations on bikes.

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-21-2014, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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I've ordered the road highs yesterday... still thinking about changing it to UL's though... i think the road highs will be better in town... but the UL's would be nice on the interstate cause i will naturally position lower, leaning towards my windscreen.

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