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post #1 of 21 Old 10-25-2015, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Renthal 919 Poll

Guys, Im almost done with the basic mods.

I have read a ton of stuff here on Renthals. Im willing to try this mod even though LDH says stock is better.

Im going to decide tonight whether to order the Renthal Mediums. (I want as close to stock as possible) based on whatever feedback I get here.

Can the regulars please help me out with a vote as to whether they experienced more buzz or twitchiness to the steering or undesirable seating position etc related to Renthals? Any regrets?

Its not the money for the bars its just a time suck if I do this and I end up switching it right back.

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-25-2015, 06:37 PM
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I like many others have the ultra lows and love them. I'm not sure how stock would be better. They have a shitty bend to them that hurts most peoples wrists and have more vibration. Plus they are chrome, unless you like the look. I read on here of people switching to the newer cb1100 bars for more of a rise and pull back while keeping the chrome look. I personally think the UL make the bike easier to maneuver. It's really all about personal preference. Are you short or tall , young or old? Just want them for looks or function? You will get a lot of different opinions here because we are not all created equal.

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I like many others have the ultra lows and love them. I'm not sure how stock would be better. They have a shitty bend to them that hurts most peoples wrists and have more vibration. Plus they are chrome, unless you like the look. I read on here of people switching to the newer cb1100 bars for more of a rise and pull back while keeping the chrome look. I personally think the UL make the bike easier to maneuver. It's really all about personal preference. Are you short or tall , young or old? Just want them for looks or function? You will get a lot of different opinions here because we are not all created equal.
I want them for looks but I dont want to lean more forward (which is why Im thinking mediums instead of UL). Also I want to be able to put a CRG bar end mirror on the throttle side.

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Right on. Well the UL and medium are the same diameter inside and out. So fitting the mirror would be the same task . They have a 14mm inside diameter if that helps out.

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I had Renthal ULs on my 919 for a couple of years. They were a little more buzzy than the stock bars, so I filled the ULs with lead quail shot. That killed the vibrations entirely.

The ULs were replaced with Rob's adjustable Tharbars, which weighed a lot less and also didn't vibrate at all. I like those bars so much that I kept them when I sold the bike.

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There was a comparison on here where someone had a table with the exact measurements of all the Renthals relative to stock. I believe the consensus of the post was that the Mediums are comparable to stock in terms of rise but have less pull back.

Regarding the buzziness, I installed some Vibranators that allowed me to bolt on bar end mirrors. I had to cut off about an inch of the Renthals and tap in the Vibranators which was a lot of work, but I'm extremely happy with the results. It's clean and has made me happy. Just do whatever your budget / aesthetic goals merit and don't look back, otherwise you'll debate and waffle forever.
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I had Road High's and think they are closer to stock then mediums.
I prefer stock. Didn't notice any difference in vibes. Both were comfortable with the Renthal's being a little wider. So if you want a little more width then it might be worth it.

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I tried the highs and hated them. Got the mediums and loved them! I think that that is mostly it, how they feel (TWSS). I didn't notice any difference in vibs, etc.

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Ok Thats it. Im done going OCD on this, Im going to go with ULs and see if I like them since thats what the majority of folks in the various posts seem to like. If I dont like them Ill back try the mediums.

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I have the mediums. No regrets.

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I went from the stock bars to the Renthal Streetfighter. My reasons for wanting to switch were I wanted a wider bar with less pull-back. My wrists HATED the stock bars. They look a little too wide on the bike cosmetically, but they feel awesome. I am not a huge fan of the cross-bar either, but the bend is just perfect for me.

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I'd rather sell my 919 than use the stock buzzy bicycle cruiser bars.

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I had the road lows and moved up to the Mediums. I needed the wider bend and more upright position. As for reach, you can always rotate them to get them closer/further away.

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I thought I posted these here guess not. So now that I have lived with the ultra lows for a few weeks, I have to say I had no idea how bad the stock bars were.

The bike even with its cruddy suspension handles so much better now turns without me even thinking about it and there is no awkward angle of input like there was on the stock bars when pushing out on one side or another. Really what WAS that anyway?

This is my favorite mod, if I had to give up all the others this would be the one I would keep. Thanks for everyones input on here.
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love my Ultra Lows, the extra width was such a comfort boost for my wrists are no longer sore when I ride and there's less vibration.

here's a shot of my cockpit


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here's a shot of my cockpit
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