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post #1 of 10 Old 02-23-2012, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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After my most recent long day, I made a couple of changes to alter the cockpit. I put on the Buell pegs to drop my feet [I'm running a longer shock so not anxious about ground clearance] and put on some up-and-back bar risers to see if I could change the bar tingle which kills off my throttle hand, AND make it easier to get my butt further back on the seat. As yet untried over a long day, but not a huge $$$ investment....
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Nice. I actually like the Buell pegs, look good. So they hang a little lower to straighten out the knee a little?

Also do they bolt right on?

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Very cool, The pegs are nice, Really likeing your risers.

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Anyone know if ulysses pegs are a bolt on also?

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Nice. I actually like the Buell pegs, look good. So they hang a little lower to straighten out the knee a little?

Also do they bolt right on?
Yes, they give you about an inch, which helps both at the knee and at the hip for me.

Not quite a bolt-on fit - they needed a little reshaping, but I skimmed the underside with an angle-grinder to get the clearance I needed - not a biggie.

The retaining pin could also use a sleeve of some sort around it, for absolute perfect fit, but after I had put them on, pins springs and all, for a "trial" fit, I haven't found any slop or movement in them at all. So haven't returned to the bush or sleeve idea. Could still do it, maybe in the off-season....

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Very cool, The pegs are nice, Really likeing your risers.
Yeah, I had a straight-lift, off-road type riser in there anyway, to lift what is quite a flat bar, and reduce the lean required to get my hands to the controls. So I wondered what the overall position would be like if I could just get away from the seat/tank juncture. Seems to be helping, but as I say, I haven't got them out of town yet...

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Could you please give the values of pullback and rise to feed into the excellent Motorcycle Ergonomics If you don't know it, check it out. It predicted my position on the 919 very well as compared to a BMW F650CS.

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why not some bullhorn bars or some window/t bars. at least for when you go on long trips im running buckhorns that are bent on my blast and looking to get some t bars made for when I ride

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why not some bullhorn bars or some window/t bars. at least for when you go on long trips im running buckhorns that are bent on my blast and looking to get some t bars made for when I ride
Buckhorn bars don't allow for proper support of weight (among other things) on the 919. One of the problems with the 919 stock bars is that the angle is too far back to really work with the riding position. This is why most of us are fitting flatter/straighter bars.

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Could you please give the values of pullback and rise to feed into the excellent Motorcycle Ergonomics If you don't know it, check it out. It predicted my position on the 919 very well as compared to a BMW F650CS.
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