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Offline Pistole

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Re: Helibars Horizon ST. A solution to numbness?
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2012, 12:25:45 am »
I made my own solution to the problem you describe, 3" or 4" of extention up and back, adjustable in 6 degree increments around the axis of the stock bar position. I'm 5'-10", 32" inseam, and I have no weight on my arms. I've also made a few sets for others

- hi Phil,

- am keen on these , could you please let me know cost , etc.

- thanks !

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Re: Helibars Horizon ST. A solution to numbness?
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 01:57:34 am »
Gigantor and Mike,
I'm 6'2" with a 37" sleeve and am having shoulder and arm pain along with right side headache's now due to my riding position. I have wedges on now and have tried Murphs risers as well. Seems it would help if the bars were further apart and the grips straighter. I really don't want them any higher though. The Horizon's look like they would have too much height over stock w/wedges.

What's your experience being tall with long arms. Any pics of the setup with you on the bike?

I'll post some pics of the new setup with me on it in the next day or so.  After riding a few months now with this setup I gotta tell ya huge difference.  I love this bike!
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Re: Helibars Horizon ST. A solution to numbness?
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 02:10:12 am »
You know Marc your words cut deep, first they ridicule my seat then my bars.  I'm begining to have a low self-esteem complex.  Instead of a helmet I think I'll just wear a paper bag. :))

Only if the bag is DOT approved   :rotflmao:
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Re: Helibars Horizon ST. A solution to numbness?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 04:08:25 pm »
Gigantor and Mike,
I'm 6'2" with a 37" sleeve and am having shoulder and arm pain along with right side headache's now due to my riding position. I have wedges on now and have tried Murphs risers as well. Seems it would help if the bars were further apart and the grips straighter. I really don't want them any higher though. The Horizon's look like they would have too much height over stock w/wedges.

What's your experience being tall with long arms. Any pics of the setup with you on the bike?

I'll post some pics of the new setup with me on it in the next day or so.  After riding a few months now with this setup I gotta tell ya huge difference.  I love this bike!

Picked up a set a few weeks ago and got them installed this weekend. Went for a ride today to go the dentist, and the difference is amazing...much more comfortable to ride, not pain on the right side, or any fatigue at all. Bike seems to handle better also, since I'm not constantly pushing on the bars.  Bonus is that the cable rerouting, fixed the issue I had with the bike pulling right and not tracking straight.  The Heli's are well worth it, and alot cheaper than buying a new bike that won't be as good as the C14!!
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