I'm looking at swapping out my handlebars and mirrors, and could use a little advice. I know there are plenty of threads about installation, so I'm not asking for that. I would like to know if this a is a good combo? Anything here that wont play nice together? Anything else I really should do while I'm mucking around with the controls? I know I have seen others with these parts, so should be ok, but want to check before shelling out $$$.
Renthal Low - Probably silver. Current grip is too narrow for me (6'2" and wide shoulders)and I keep resting on the ends just to get comfy. I'm not that aggressive a rider yet, and have a few long road trips planned. Also I have heard that lower might help plant me further back in the seat.
Q - Am I just being chicken by not going UL?
CRG Lane splitters x2 - Can't see anything but me out of stockers, and I like the cafe look.
Q - Should I get the adapters, or clamp to the bars?
Q - Both convex?
Q - Oberons instead?
Renthal bar ends - just cosmetic
Q - Do I need anything for anti - vibe here?
Q - anything else clean looking?
Stock grips? I like the look of the Rizomas, but dont actually have any issue with the stockers.
Stock levers? I would like to change to CRG or Pazzo eventually, but trying to stay within budget.
Other mods this winter are a center stand, and tank grips (crotching myself once was too much).
Lows or ULows
The bends and heights are a bit different.
It's not just a height difference.
Look at the dimensions and see what you think is most dominant in decision making and let that be your guide.
Either will be an infinite improvement over the factory bars.
I changed to CRG Hindsight, run a left and a right.
Optics are perfect and they do not vibrate.
I would not want anything smaller.
I'm using the OD clamp on style, not the end plug option they have.
I don't know anything about the Oberons.
Key is finding something dimensioned for the smaller bore of the aluminum Renthals.
I went with LSL, they are very simply looking and unobtrusive.
They seem to work as my bars do not buzz and my mirrors are crystal clear.
I have no complaints about the stockers, so re-used them.
The stock clutch lever is terrible, that being aggravated by the 919 clutch pivot pin being further from the bar.
Until I put on the CRGs I ran excessive cable slack to get the lever where I wanted it. Now I don't have to do that. (plus I changed to a F4i handlebar clutch bracket that uses the same lever but has the lever's pivot pin closer to the bar)
And see as I wanted a match, I was forced to change the brake lever too, besides, I like the easy and broad range adjustability of the CRG.
Levers have tanked in terms of price, as in the price of the clones being what they are. I have no experience with anything but CRG so can not say.
Some slag Pazzo. Others love them. Some slag clones. Some love them. No one slags CRGs other than complaining about the price.
See the current WT Thread pazzo lever knock-offs?
Most timely in terms of your pursuit.