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post #1 of 16 Old 08-20-2014, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Another handlebar post - looking for slightly lowered bars

Hey guys, i know its been talked about at length on these and other forums but i can't find the exact answer to my question.

I would like to lower the height of my handlebars a bit compared to the stock height. I'm doing this mostly for aesthetics, i have some risers on there now to bring the bars back a bit which helps me during stop and go traffic so im not rammed into the tank however they also raise the height of the bars and i hate the way the bars look up so high.

Anyone have any opinions on the low bends? Im just looking for a slightly lower bar height and slightly more aggressive lean.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-21-2014, 02:14 AM
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Take a clear picture of the risers on the bike now, so we can see what you are talking about.

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How are these? Im thinking of either going with the low bend or medium... i havnt seen too much on the mediums. Thanks a lot guys
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
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As I'm sure a few others will mention, Renthal Ultra Lows.

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the ultra seem like they'd be too low and would shift my weight too much to my shoulders. im thinking of going with the lows as a concession between ultra lows and mediums.

As i understand it mediums (i think theyre called mediums) are pretty much identical to the stock bar bends

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What are those extensions the bars are mounted too?

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post #8 of 16 Old 08-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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Get the mediums. They have a slightly lower but more aggressive bend than stock.

I loved them on the 9'er.



The highs are close to stock. The mediums are between the lows and stock. Much better feel than highs that I tried first (didn't like them). I shortened mine 1/2" per side to assure proper cable/wire, etc, length.

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how were they as far as comfort?

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Lower than stock but not as low as the rest.

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how were they as far as comfort?
Much better than stock IMO. Stock bars have a weird bend to them.

Find someone In your area that has some and give them a try. Just keep in mind you cut them down to your own personal length for me, mine are cut as short as possible. Other people like the wider grip.
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thanks jeffie, by the way ive gone plasti-dip crazy since reading your post, covered all the bits and peices of my bike... pretty sure i plasti dipped my cat and some old lady who was walking by as well...

I am going to be posting some pictures either today or tomorrow in your thread.

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Or just the right amount.

Isnt that why they invented plastidip? So after a late night of huffing paint i can just peel the mask off my face and head into work?

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