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post #1 of 7 Old 04-26-2019, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebars, wanting taller 919

I apologize in advance if this has been covered previously but, I couldn't find anything relevant is the search. If there's a link to a post here, LMK.

My 919 came with a set of Renthal's 758. These are too low for me and my aging back.

I'd like to go more aft and taller without changing cables, wiring or brake lines.

Besides stock bars, can anyone offer an application or dimensions with regard to height, pull back and width?

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J.R.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-26-2019, 04:48 PM
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Faced with the same kind of issue, I went with a product similar to these, and can ride all day as far as my back goes. [No changes to cables etc required.]

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Up-1-25-B...8AAOSwjPdZw465

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Faced with the same kind of issue, I went with a product similar to these, and can ride all day as far as my back goes. [No changes to cables etc required.]

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Up-1-25-B...8AAOSwjPdZw465
Are you using the stock bars?

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No, they were fitted to the bike by the PO and they're flatter. Like for you, the reach was just a bit much for my lower back, plus it put a lot of weight on my wrists. I tried risers that just lifted them, which helped, but the up-and-back approach has been 100% successful.

The other thing I did to ease my joints was to drop the footpegs - you might want to consider doing that too, if you're doing long stints in the saddle.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-25mm-Ri...72.m2749.l2649

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Thanks, I'll consider both ideas.

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I apologize in advance if this has been covered previously but, I couldn't find anything relevant is the search. If there's a link to a post here, LMK.

My 919 came with a set of Renthal's 758. These are too low for me and my aging back.

I'd like to go more aft and taller without changing cables, wiring or brake lines.

Besides stock bars, can anyone offer an application or dimensions with regard to height, pull back and width?

TIA,
J.R.
Suggest you check out the Medium and High versions of the Renthal Roads.
I have ULs, which I love and don't intend to change.
But by the help of another thread here, with posts from other Renthal users, I was able to determine that if I ever wanted to mount a typical touring shaped handlebar fairing for some future long distant trip, a set of Mediums would have been perfect.
Just like 500-4 bars were back in the 70s for a handlebar fairing fitted CB750 for long distance touring

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-27-2019, 08:55 PM
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The mediums are like stock but a little wider. The highs I had trouble due to too short brake lines.

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