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post #1 of 20 Old 06-26-2007, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm done. (56k Danger)

I've got one of the recalled Michelins up front and apparently noone has new ones yet. so I decided to clean up the bike and take some pics before i put it under the cover and wait. I think it's done for awhile. I've still got a scott stainless oil filter, and an anodized red clutch cable adjuster to put on, but that's it. spending a bunch of money on crap makes up for lack of talent right?

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Very pretty. Too bad you don't have a spare front to throw on until the replacemrnt Michelin is in your area.

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how do you like your handle bars. and what are they.

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I like the red accents.

Send them to me.

If you don't, I'll have my much respected, pillars of the community, senior citizen parents (residents of Henderson) report your undisguised tag number to the police as the 'menace-to-society' that you obviously are.



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I like the red accents.

Send them to me.

If you don't, I'll have my much respected, pillars of the community, senior citizen parents (residents of Henderson) report your undisguised tag number to the police as the 'menace-to-society' that you obviously are.



Looking forward to your PM. :001_smile:

Most of the red accents are just paint. No need to ruin my rep.

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how do you like your handle bars. and what are they.
The handlebars are renthal "high" road bars. they are very similar to stock, but a little wider and not angled back so much. the stocker felt like i had to roll my wrists out to an uncomfortable angle. I also have SW-Motech barbacks to bring the bars up and back.(i've got a gimpy back)

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Old bars and new.

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Carl - I would love to hear your impression of these bars after you have some miles on them. I added the Ultra Lows last Winter and they just don't work real well for me. I've been thinking of trying the high road bars so your feedback would be great. Thanks!

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I somehow deleted the new pics when i tried to upload them...sorry. Ken i've had these bars on for a while now and i really like them. The combination of the bars and barbacks gets the bars right up into my sweet spot where i can ride for an hour or two and not hurt my back. i'm 5'7" with short legs, i can sit pretty upright with my back curved just enough and my forearms just about horizontal. My set up works really good for me, but if your back's in better shape than mine you'd probably want to leave the barbacks off. My cables and hoses barely fit as is. If you more or less like the stockers the renthals may help to get a little more comfort. I found that the stocks were a little too narrow and bent my wrists at a funny angle horizontally. The renthal highs are close to the stocks height and bend, just a little better.

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Thanks Carl. Appreciate the input. For whatever reason, the UL's cause wrist pain for me. I've tried different grip angles, I have a very light grip, and I don't support my weight on them, so I'm really stumped what on the cause. The stock bars gave me no discomfort -- I only changed to reduce vibration. I may have to give the high bars a shot now. Thanks again.

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Thanks Carl. Appreciate the input. For whatever reason, the UL's cause wrist pain for me. I've tried different grip angles, I have a very light grip, and I don't support my weight on them, so I'm really stumped what on the cause. The stock bars gave me no discomfort -- I only changed to reduce vibration. I may have to give the high bars a shot now. Thanks again.
That's strange Ken. My stock bars caused me wrist pain because they put my hands in a "turned-out" position. The renthal ultra-lows are the perfect width and are straight enough for my hands to be directly in-line with my wrists. Puts my hands in a much more natural position.

One thing I have noticed is that I have my bars rolled forward more than most of the other 919s that I have seen with ultra-lows....not sure if that would make any difference for you.

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Easy enought to test, JW. I'll give it a try this weekend.

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I somehow deleted the new pics when i tried to upload them...sorry. Ken i've had these bars on for a while now and i really like them. The combination of the bars and barbacks gets the bars right up into my sweet spot where i can ride for an hour or two and not hurt my back. i'm 5'7" with short legs, i can sit pretty upright with my back curved just enough and my forearms just about horizontal. My set up works really good for me, but if your back's in better shape than mine you'd probably want to leave the barbacks off. My cables and hoses barely fit as is. If you more or less like the stockers the renthals may help to get a little more comfort. I found that the stocks were a little too narrow and bent my wrists at a funny angle horizontally. The renthal highs are close to the stocks height and bend, just a little better.
Have these bars reduced the buzz any and if so by how much?

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Easy enought to test, JW. I'll give it a try this weekend.
Did you try it?

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Did you try it?
Yeah I sure did. After reading this, I went looking at pictures of 919's with UL's, like Mister Mike's, Carl's, and others. What I discovered is that my bars were mounted with a far forward angle. I loosened everything up and twisted them back nearly 3/4". Went for a good ride this morning and it's better.

The other thing I noticed is that the cramp I was getting wasn't just limited to my right wrist. It crawled all the way up to my tricep. And my throttle really snaps back hard. Before I adjusted the slack out of it the last time, I could basically rest my palm on the top of the grip and the throttle would hold in position. Now it really wants to snap off and it take a lot more pressure to keep the throttle engaged. No doubt this is why I'm getting cramped up. I need to take a look at it.

Thanks for the tip, Rev. You were on the right track!

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Ken, you might try a Crampbuster. Takes the load off holding the throttle open. I run with mine all the time, touring or not.

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Good idea, thanks!

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Purdy scoot ya got there. I have a recalled front tire as well and it's done a trackday and is worn out pretty much. Got lucky I guess

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The vibration is almost completely gone with these new bars. My mirrors stay clear most of the time.

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