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post #1 of 24 Old 07-15-2007, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi guys.Couple of questions.Do they hit any body work when turning.
As i run jimmy button renthals(similar height just wider than standard)do you feel as though you have a lot of weight on wrists/backpain,etc.Do you feel as though you are "out of the wind blast "as you are lower and closer to the bike.

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post #2 of 24 Old 07-15-2007, 07:22 PM
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They don't hit the tank. They're not that much lower than the stock bars. I like them, but didn't think it was a huge change. Worth doing though.

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My wrists used to hurt with the stock bars, been fine since I switched. Wind blast is the same except you are leaned into it a little better so it doesn't feel as bad.

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Thank you ,gentlemen for your prompt replies.

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I ran the Ultra Lows for a few thousand miles and just couldn't get them to work for me. I'd get cramps pretty quick that went right up my to my triceps. I tried all sorts of different seating positions, hand position, gloves, etc. Even though I ride with most of my weight supported by my legs and core, my wrists and arms were uncomfortable. Nothing worked. And it may just be me too -- I've got 50" shoulders on a 5'9" body -- so arm length and shoulder width may be working against me. I'm going to try out the Renthal High Road Bars and see if that does the trick

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I ran the Ultra Lows for a few thousand miles and just couldn't get them to work for me. I'd get cramps pretty quick that went right up my to my triceps. I tried all sorts of different seating positions, hand position, gloves, etc. Even though I ride with most of my weight supported by my legs and core, my wrists and arms were uncomfortable. Nothing worked. And it may just be me too -- I've got 50" shoulders on a 5'9" body -- so arm length and shoulder width may be working against me. I'm going to try out the Renthal High Road Bars and see if that does the trick
Sheesh... Next thing we will be hearing; you traded the 919 for a cruiser.

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Sheesh... Next thing we will be hearing; you traded the 919 for a cruiser.
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Are those the Renthal High Road Bars?

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Are those the Renthal High Road Bars?
Nope, I think the Renthals have more height and pullback!

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Stock Bars
Width: 660
Height: 102
Pullback: 190

Ultra Lows
Width: 725
Height: 75
Pullback: 95

High Roads
Width: 710
Height: 120
Pullback: 105

Got 'em yesterday. Installed 'em today. Like 'em a lot. For my body, it's just a more natural and comfortable ride. Might still try the ape hangers though!


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Stock Bars
Width: 660
Height: 102
Pullback: 190

Ultra Lows
Width: 725
Height: 75
Pullback: 95

High Roads
Width: 710
Height: 120
Pullback: 105

I would think the Generic Lows would seem very close to stock

Generic Lows
Width: 730
Height: 105
Pullback: 125

Is 730mm getting too wide? or can I cut them down a little to get closer to the stock 660mm?

Just want to get rid of the 4000+rpm buzz, and not really change my riding position...

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I have the mediums


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OK.... before I invest in this.....

How much of the high rpm buzz does this eliminate?

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Tought to say Troy. When I originally went hunting for bars, there was a mixed jury on the stock bars, but it seemed like everyone that ran Renthals said there was less buzz. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. I thought the UL's buzzed less than the stock bars, and it seems like the High Bars buzz less than the UL's. And I'm running CRG bar end mirrors on both sides too, not sure if those adapters and mirrors and the weight out there settle things down a bit.

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Id say less buzz than stock for sure but not the 100% removal of it as may be claimed.

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So I had a PM from another member who also rides the Renthal High Bars and he had asked how I liked them compared to the Ultra Lows. Thought I should share my reply just to have some info out here on the less popular of the Renthal bars.


These bars just plain fit me better. And it may have to do my stature and build but I'm not sure -- I'm not exactly a towering rider just barely hitting the tick mark at 5'9" so my arms aren't that long either. This seemed to make a long reach for me since I don't like to ride with the boys buzzing against the fuel tank -- they're happier a couple inches back from the tank. Add to that, my shoulders are 50" so my arms always felt squeezed in and made for a strange wrist angle with the stock bars.

The 45mm difference in height between the Ultra Lows and the High Bars is just enough to make it feel like a more natural riding posture. I bought the 919 because I wanted a standard. But then adding the Ultra Lows? Well I may as well have bought a sport bike with the position they put you in. I've yet to do a long ride on the High Bars but I can already tell they will work for me. Even turning and slow speed maneuvering seemed easier and more comfortable.

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I have the mediums


OK.... I like the specs on the medium..... close to stock. Except 2 3/4 in wider....

Does this feel wierd, being that much wider, can I cut them alittle to get closer to stock with... like an inch off each end?

How hard is it to change bars?

I have to drill holes to mount the controls... right?

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Yes--I cut them down some.

Yes--I drilled for controls.

Changing bars is easy--the marking of controls is hardest but not real hard. Ill admit it---I bought a set of highs first. I marked the control holes wrong so I could not use them without drilling an additional set of holes which I was not going to do. 6 months to a year passed then I ordered the mediums which I like alot. Very close to stock which is what I wanted. With both the highs & mediums (& lows?) the biggest difference is the distance where the handlebar clamps mount making the controls further apart.

How did the controls go for you HIGH guys? On my highs I was having trouble locating the throttle & brake lever. Because of the wide center i just mentioned,I found it difficult to have enough slack in the throttle cables & mounting the throttle close enough resulted in the brake being right on the "bend" going down to the clamps. Anyone else?

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I'm thinking about cutting some off my bars. Is it alright to drill them again? Maybe fill the old holes with some Bondo?

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I'm thinking about cutting some off my bars. Is it alright to drill them again? Maybe fill the old holes with some Bondo?
Go ahead & cut'em. Redrilling won't hurt a thing.

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How did the controls go for you HIGH guys? On my highs I was having trouble locating the throttle & brake lever. Because of the wide center i just mentioned,I found it difficult to have enough slack in the throttle cables & mounting the throttle close enough resulted in the brake being right on the "bend" going down to the clamps. Anyone else?
No problems with the controls while mounting the Highs. Although I do have the 2nd generation Galfer SS lines up front and I'm not sure how they measure up to the stock lines.

I did have to reroute the clutch cable though. It was taking a strange turn/loop around the headlight bracket and getting too tight on full right lock so I pulled it back through and moved it up to give it some room. I'd like to see a showroom 919 to look at that cable cause this one seemed like a really weird path.

Anyway, the Highs aren't much higher than stock (+18mm) and not as wide the UL's (-15mm) so I wasn't anticipating any cable or control issues. I've got a nice ride planned for today to give them a good test drive. Tomorrow is the wife's Birthday so it's now or never! Have fun at the BBQ guys - wish I was there!

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Go ahead & cut'em. Redrilling won't hurt a thing.
Fwew, thanks Mikey. The packaging said not to score or drill em at all and I was kinda worried.

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Fwew, thanks Mikey. The packaging said not to score or drill em at all and I was kinda worried.
If you drilled them at the bends(a big hole) or scored them (a decent cut)in the same area,then yes, there would be a stress/crack/failure issue.
What you are doing, & where, is totally acceptable.
There are things & places you can do & can't do to stuff,Just not everyone knows what that might be, or is willing to ask.
Remember.
The manufacturer has to look out for their butts,legally,& put warnings,do's & don't, on everything, everywhere.
Blanket warnings.
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I've seen some seriously dangerous "mods" to things & people will use it.
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