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post #1 of 9 Old 09-04-2010, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Disappointed with Renthal Ultra-Lows

I just wanted to say that after installing my new Renthal Ultra-Lows I'm kinda disappointed with them. There doesn't seem to be quite enough room between the bars and the tank at full lock so I have them tipped forward a bit which tips the ends of the bars up and put my wrists at a strange angle.

That said, the vibrations are low. The steel bars I had on before were good too but I can tell the AL bars vibe less. Also, the riding position is really comfortable although I feel like my hands have moved closer to my pelvis which makes me feel a little more unstable.

I think that if I had the chance to do it over, I would probably grab a set of the Street Fighter bars or maybe a similarly low off road bar.

Anyway, for what it's worth, just thought I would add my


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post #2 of 9 Old 09-04-2010, 04:46 AM
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Lack of clearance pretty much goes with low bars like that.

I put a 1/2 inch long piece of fuel hose, or something similar, around the "bar stops", on the frame. You lose an unnotocable amount of turning radius. But you don't have to worry about controls hitting the tank. You ought to be able to rotate your bars back down a bit then.

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Lack of clearance pretty much goes with low bars like that.

I put a 1/2 inch long piece of fuel hose, or something similar, around the "bar stops", on the frame. You lose an unnotocable amount of turning radius. But you don't have to worry about controls hitting the tank. You ought to be able to rotate your bars back down a bit then.

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I have the same setup as he does.

I think he means the grip room between the pods and the clamps for the bar end mirrors. It is a bit narrow, but it doesn't bother me and it could be as basic as my hands possibly being smaller.

Bar bends are a very personal thing. Changes also take some time to get used to.

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they look freakin sweet if that helps

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I don't have the clearance issue you described with my UL's.

I removed 1/2 inch off each end prior to install and I'm using renthal bar ends.

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Lack of clearance pretty much goes with low bars like that.

I put a 1/2 inch long piece of fuel hose, or something similar, around the "bar stops", on the frame. You lose an unnotocable amount of turning radius. But you don't have to worry about controls hitting the tank. You ought to be able to rotate your bars back down a bit then.

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That could work. I'm going to twist them back as far as I can to try to eliminate the upward pitch on the bars.
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I have the same setup as he does.

I think he means the grip room between the pods and the clamps for the bar end mirrors. It is a bit narrow, but it doesn't bother me and it could be as basic as my hands possibly being smaller.

Bar bends are a very personal thing. Changes also take some time to get used to.
Nope, sniper had it right... I actually don't know what you're talking about.
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they look freakin sweet if that helps
Thanks. Now that they're on there I also don't know about the gold colour, but it may grow on me...
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I don't have the clearance issue you described with my UL's.

I removed 1/2 inch off each end prior to install and I'm using renthal bar ends.
I'm talking about tank clearance... look at how close the horn button is to the tank....

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so don't rotate them 90 deg to the rear......fixed

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Might also consider some risers. There are some very short ones available out there... Something like this:

http://www.zianet.com/genmar/X103-X104.html

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That could work. I'm going to twist them back as far as I can to try to eliminate the upward pitch on the bars.

Nope, sniper had it right... I actually don't know what you're talking about.

Thanks. Now that they're on there I also don't know about the gold colour, but it may grow on me...

I'm talking about tank clearance... look at how close the horn button is to the tank....
The amount of bar rotation has to be it.
I have over 1-1/4 in. gap from the horn button to the tank when the steering is jammed over against the stop.
So, you must like your bars rotated more rearward than I do.
I have lots of clearance on both sides of the bars, and have not reduced my steering lock (or range of steering head sweep, or whatever term you use).

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