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post #1 of 14 Old 10-23-2007, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question Coerce comp low vs. comp high?

I've decided I want to switch bars and after making numerous searches here I have found that everyone has their own favorites. I made some comparisons between the width & rise on different brands & models of bars, Renthal, LSL, Coerce, Rizoma, etc. and have decided on either the Coerce comp low or comp high. I like the fact that I can get them pre-drilled. (not to confident with the drill and a round surface! LOL)
I like the width on the comp low but am not sure if the rise is too low. But I also thought the comp. high might be too close to stock as to not make it worth switching.
Does anyone who has these have any pics they can share and/or thoughs on the difference between the low & high bars as far as riding position?
I don't want to be really bent over as I like the upright position but I don't want to be the freakin' Statue of Liberty either.
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-23-2007, 09:48 AM
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I have the comp lo. I would have to agree that to go to the comp hi seems redundant. There is no way anyone here can say definatively which is the way to go... but I'd try the lo first. Love mine. They're pre-drilled now? Cool.

I don't know, maybe a rule of thumb might be: the harder you ride, the lower the bar.

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Thanks Sniper. Sounds like I would want to try the lows.
Motospecialties.com says they can pre-drill for some models. From their site;
"Bars can be pre-drilled for the control housing locator holes on select models for $10. The Ninja 650R is a model available for pre-drilling. On other models, call or e-mail for availability on predrilling. If we do not have a set of bars from your particular bike model, we may need you to send us your stock bars if you wish to have the new bars pre-drilled."

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Thanks Sniper. Sounds like I would want to try the lows.
Motospecialties.com says they can pre-drill for some models. From their site;
"Bars can be pre-drilled for the control housing locator holes on select models for $10. The Ninja 650R is a model available for pre-drilling. On other models, call or e-mail for availability on predrilling. If we do not have a set of bars from your particular bike model, we may need you to send us your stock bars if you wish to have the new bars pre-drilled."

Problem with pre-drilling or even drilling during first assembly.. you don't get to test what ya like. It's nice to play around with adjustments a bit. I just removed the nubs from my controls with the full intent on replacing the controls after I figure out where I like stuff. They actually stay put pretty good without the nubs and I have yet to replace them. Wish the nubs were removable for this reason. Anyway, I recommend not getting anything pre-drilled. Just a note. On my OEM bars the control holes made it so the bar end to grip gaps were never the same from left to right. If I would have used those holes as template for my Rizoma bars I would have been really pissed.

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Here are a couple of tips:
If you want to drill locating holes:
  • Wrap a couple of layers of masking tape around the'bar.
  • Mark where you want the hole to be.
  • Cenrtepunch into the tape at the drill hole mark.
  • Use a fine drill bit to create a pilot hole
  • Drill your final hole.

If you don't want to drill holes:
  • Remove the locating nubs from the switchblocks.
  • Wrap the 'bars with electrical tape.
  • Clamp switchblock back on.

Wrapping the bar in electrical tape gives the switchblock something to "bite" into and inhibits the switchblock from moving around the 'bar.

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Here is some pics of the difference between Stock bars and Coerce Low. It is not too drastic of a change, although these pics may be slightly misleading as I have very long arms so there was not much of a position change for me.
STOCK



COERCE

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Ahhhh! my eyes, its too bright!!!!!!!!!!

Man! you need to get out and get some sun!


Nice matching riding gear, especially the foot wear. Maybe with the all the white you were going for contrast vs the all black 9er.

Just kidding bud, how's the weather up in ND this fall? havent been back up home there since the wedding in June. Been pretty nice here in CO, went for about an hour ride today

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I can take a pic of the difference between the Coerce and Renthal Ultra Lows when I get home, hang tight.

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Ahhhh! my eyes, its too bright!!!!!!!!!!

Man! you need to get out and get some sun!


Nice matching riding gear, especially the foot wear. Maybe with the all the white you were going for contrast vs the all black 9er.

Just kidding bud, how's the weather up in ND this fall? havent been back up home there since the wedding in June. Been pretty nice here in CO, went for about an hour ride today
Hey man, those pics were taken over a year ago! Now I am not so freakishly tan

The weather is pretty nice, about 60 today, I went for an hour ride also, although I am sure it will be freezing by Halloween.

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Very cool pictures! Thanks for sharing, even if you have a lack of tan.

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Thanks for the pics & tips.
I contacted Moto specialties and they do not have a mock up of the 919 so no predrilling. But it sounds like I wouldn't want that anyway since it sounds like I might want to rotate them a little to avoid tank clearance issues. Thanks Motocycho for the advice, Plane (Pete) for the tape tip, nice avatar by the way, always liked that bike, and Motorwerks919 for the pics, they give me a good perspective on the riding position.
@tpirman - if you get those comparison pics I'd be interested. That may cement my decision.

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Here are some poor pics, I hope they work for you. In order from back to front: stock, coerce, renthal ultra low, flat drag bars.

The renthals and coerces have been narrowed down by about an inch on each end.






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Hey, thanks for the pics tpirman! So it looks like the Coerce are a little lower than the Renthals. Just what I want.

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+1, thanks man. That helps a lot. It's tough to visualize when you only have the numbers to look at.
I think I'll go for the Coerce also and no predrilling.

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