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Offline wayne-o

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Long reach to handlebars
« on: May 29, 2019, 07:44:25 pm »
I'm 5'9"and put on some 2 inch risers. That helped but I continue to reach straight to handlebars. This causes pain between my left (clutch side )shoulder and spine My prefered position is seated close to tank with forearms parallel to the street.
     A lower seat could help but it wouldnt be my 1st choice. If someone has one I would love to try it.
    A tankbag may allow me to lean forward enough but I have more than enough storage. Windshield in lowest position allows me to lean forward. Any input appreciated.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 08:00:08 pm »
Get some pullback risers.
I think that {AST} Adventure Sport Touring sells 2 types. 1 that is approx. a 2" riser / 1" pullback, and 1 {1" pullback} that installs on top of the riser you already have.

Will you be at the National?
If yes, you can check out my lowered seat and I could bring some pullbacks for you to try.

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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 11:42:23 pm »
Pull back risers. thanks. I am not making the rally this year.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 12:23:00 am »
I have the AST pullback risers and wedges and everyone that rides my bike loves the ergonomics.
I had no issue's with AST but that was a while ago. Keep hearing bad reports for the last few years.

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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 12:32:00 am »
Sport Touring .Com has pullback risers for $115 . They also have an adapter plate (pullback) for $65 I can use with my risers.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 12:00:00 pm »
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 12:08:44 pm »
I have the AST pullback risers and wedges and everyone that rides my bike loves the ergonomics.
I had no issue's with AST but that was a while ago. Keep hearing bad reports for the last few years.

Interesting as I may want the combo risers and wedges too. I have only the risers. Will check it out. Thx.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 12:11:43 pm »
I have both and it helped me alot with my wrist were bothering me

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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 12:15:32 pm »
I have both and it helped me alot with my wrist were bothering me

Thanks for the info. I experience some finger numbness at times (not always) that having both might prevent.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 09:04:54 pm »
Installed pullback plates. I wanted to ream out one of the holesfor a perfect line up but was able to screw 3 bolts in with one more work but doable. Holes line up good enough.
     Position is now spot on. Stil some pain on clutch side but .....
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 10:11:36 pm »
I have both and it helped me alot with my wrist were bothering me
Same here. When I put them on and sat on the bike, I knew it was a good thing.
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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 02:30:50 pm »
I have 2” risers and wedges do I just need the pullback adapter plate? If so will I need longer control cables?

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Re: Long reach to handlebars
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 11:54:16 am »
After the risers and pull back adapter I put on SpecTech SnakeSkin pads on the tank. It allows me to maintain proper posture when braking etc. The tank seems comfortable riding but maybe the tank is wider  where braking brings me.
   Im not sure but I wouldthink adapter plate and wedges serve same funtion.
     
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