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post #1 of 11 Old 04-11-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I'm finally going to break down and face the truth. Due to years of laying stone as a mason (and moving heavy things in general, plus an early break of my right third metacarpal bone from punching a solid core door - those were the dumb Devin years), I've come to the (painful) conclusion that the lean forward posture of my 5'8" stature on my beloved 919 has my right arm numb after extended riding.

Does anyone know of a good handlebar alternative that can bring the bars back about 2"? Or need I go with a riser?

Any thoughts appreciated. You guys, and gals, are the best, really love this site.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-11-2013, 08:31 PM
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I went with the renthal road high bars. Love them. Little higher & wider.

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OK, I'm finally going to break down and face the truth. Due to years of laying stone as a mason (and moving heavy things in general, plus an early break of my right third metacarpal bone from punching a solid core door - those were the dumb Devin years), I've come to the (painful) conclusion that the lean forward posture of my 5'8" stature on my beloved 919 has my right arm numb after extended riding.

Does anyone know of a good handlebar alternative that can bring the bars back about 2"? Or need I go with a riser?

Any thoughts appreciated. You guys, and gals, are the best, really love this site.

Cheers,
Devin
I think you'll be surprised how getting rid of the weird bend at the wrist caused by the stock bars will help your arms. I had a broken hand years ago caused by same stupidity, and broken arm in military. Bought a Rizoma bar from former 919er now rocking a Tuono on WT, and love it. Not as much rise as your looking for, but still higher and flatter. Put my arms in a more natural bend and let's my biceps take more weight. Tank pads and using your legs more under deceleration helps tremendously too.


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I went with the Renthal ultra lows. The stock bars are complete crap in my opinion... Somoene should save them for a Harley rider, they'll think they are sport bike bars in comparison.

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If you want the handle bars to be more towards you, go with the 1up 1back. I don't think you'll be able to use the stock bars with stock lines/cables if you go that route. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/handl...ise-1-pullback

If you don't need them to go 1" back and are planning on risers, just get a UL fat bar or Rizoma Conical with a generic adapter kit for $40 (which rises 3/4"). You'll minimize vibrations by going to the fat bars as well, might help you out some.

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Risers with 1" up and 1" back will work, the cables & hoses are snug but it works.

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If you end up wanting some of those risers let me know. I still have the set I took off mine when I bought it. I'll sell them for 25 bucks and they have all the bolts (and bolt caps last I checked).

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I went with the renthal mediums and cot an inch off each end and drilled the dimples. So far they are great. No vibrations and I like the narrow feel, that's why I cut 1 inch off the ends. They are about the same hieght as the stock ones but, with a different bend. It's worth the money!!!!!

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Thanks for all the suggestions! Now, of course, I will dissemble them and fret and worry some before making a decision, and hope that the outcome is spot on. Can I just have a riding angel grant me a perfect ergonomical package to match new bars with custom seat, lower RPM sprockets that perfectly match my riding style, and a partridge in a pare tree?

Thanks guys.

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I went way upright (not tall by any means) with Tusk Raptor bars. 6" rise, 4" sweep. They're also 31" wide. I mounted them on 1" straight risers too. Of course I had to replace brake line and cables but it was well worth it.
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