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post #1 of 10 Old 10-28-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Closest handlebar to stock handlebar?

Ok I have used the Renthal ultralow for 500 miles & I prefer the stock bars. The stock bars were just set up "neutral" IMO. When riding I never thought about them which means they were doing their job. The only time they garnered a glance was when I wanted to bitch about the chrome. With the ULs I would always wish for something, kind of left something to be desired but I can point it out. I also prefer the way the bike turns with the stock bars compared to the ULs.

Anyway, which after market bar is most identical to the stock bars? I want after market since I just installed a set of hand guards & they were a God send in my 35F morning commute I will not ride in the winter without them now. Combined with heated gloves, my hands were super comfy & I had total feel for the controls. Without the guards, my hands would go numb 30 mins into my commute & by the end of it, I could barely ride.

Would the Renthal mediums be a close match?

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I have renthal mediums and they are very similar to stock bars in terms of rise, but they are bent more wide. I always disliked how narrow the stock bars were, they made me feel like i was pinching my shoulders together. The mediums are just a couple degrees wider and feel much more comfortable in my opinion.

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I run mediums as well & love them.

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FYI Motorcycle Superstore has free shipping on orders over $49 and carry the mediums...............

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If you liked your grip on the Ultra lows you might try moving them back with some of the spacers that bring the bars closer to you. I did it on mine. It's just a thought.

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I think the Renthal Road Highs gave the most "neutral" riding position for the 919.

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i have the mediums and shortened the end by an inch and they are perfect for me. Everyone is going to be a little different depending on build and width of shoulders.

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This might help.
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OK I took measurements of the stock bar, converted the Renthal measurements into inches & below is what I came up with. Apparently the stock measurement is met by just about most Renthals however, the medium is a close match. An ideal match would be a cross breed of medium & high

Anyway hope this helps someone.
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OK I took measurements of the stock bar, converted the Renthal measurements into inches & below is what I came up with. Apparently the stock measurement is met by just about most Renthals however, the medium is a close match. An ideal match would be a cross breed of medium & high

Anyway hope this helps someone.
That helps A LOT!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

Just order some High's. It looks to me like the grip area will be more "flat" compared to the mediums.

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