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Offline Archer

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Hello friends and assorted riders.  May I ask this forum forsum help? My topic title says the basics but I wish to ask what the goal is that I should be aiming for in modifying my handle bars to my 5'7 riding form?  Is there a COG white paper on this subject?

On the throttle assist, I expect to shop these items through The Wizard, but I get some recommendations for risers and pitfalls to avoid?  Thanks,

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 11:45:09 am »
You will be more comfortable if your seating position is similar to sitting on a chair, ie fairly upright, arms comfortably bent, etc.

If you plan to travel, a cruise control will be much better than a throttle lock. Murphs Kits carries the Audiovox model. HTH
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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 04:55:24 pm »
WHat Larry said.


Get handlebar adapters (Wiz may have them). And either handlebars you like or some adjustables (Helibars are one). Again Wiz may have.


+1 the cruise control. Not hard to install.


Throttle lock is a quick-and-dirty solution, but the CC is much nicer.Pretty sure Murph even has the wiring diagrams appropriate to our bikes. If not, there are a couple sets around here, along with notes. May be a good one for a Tech Day.

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 09:48:49 pm »
Hello friends and assorted riders.  May I ask this forum forsum help? My topic title says the basics but I wish to ask what the goal is that I should be aiming for in modifying my handle bars to my 5'7 riding form?  Is there a COG white paper on this subject?

On the throttle assist, I expect to shop these items through The Wizard, but I get some recommendations for risers and pitfalls to avoid?  Thanks,

I have set of risers on a parts bike,
They look like these.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SR-95-06-Kawasaki-Concours-ZG-1000-1-25-Billet-Handlebar-Riser-Spacer-Kit/302471811319?hash=item466cb990f7:g:520AAOSwqRRZzynV

PM me if you're interested.



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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 01:25:05 am »
i have helibars on mine, they are pulled back pretty good, and im the same size as you. makes all the difference. the risers are def good, and if you can rotate them back a bit (my ex father in law was 5"6 and we did his c10  like this as well), but IMHO, for us short guys, the helibars are the way to go if you can stomach the cost.

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 05:48:29 pm »
Try a set of these bar risers, if they don't help, nothing will:

http://www.dpccars.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Extreme-Motorcycle-Ape-Hangers-5.jpg

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 09:06:20 pm »
My 2001 Concours with Murph's handlebar adapters, Rox Risers (I think 3 1/2 inches), 7/8 inch tubular handlebar, foam grips, longer stainless steel brake and clutch lines and cruise control (from Murph's).  Also I lowered the bike with Soupy's lowering links and added a custom seat.
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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 03:16:37 am »
Try a set of these bar risers, if they don't help, nothing will:

http://www.dpccars.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Extreme-Motorcycle-Ape-Hangers-5.jpg





Hahaha...omg that is so messed up!


Your arms would be numb in no time!

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 11:06:50 am »
On The Mule Ive got a set of bar risers and  Larry Bucks  ZG bars
I didnt realize what a difference it made until I rotated them back to stock for a couple of days
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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 07:26:27 pm »
I'll jump into the Murph's pool also, and say they do offer a really viable option for finding comfort...
https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=142&osCsid=08qWHJAT24oHy88RC3eRD2

I think I had the first couple sets manufactured years back, and found them perfect for "my" needs,  I didn't want higher, or more pulled back bars... I wanted wider and flatter bars, to take the pinch out between my shoulder blades, and offer a more flat handed grip, with no wrist or elbow twist...
Those adapters with either Daytona or Superbike bar bend configurations, both provided what I wanted... and because I didn't go higher, I didn't need to add any cables, hoses, or blocks, or harness reconfiguring...
Perfect for me...

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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 11:30:27 am »
Thank you all for your replies, and my apologies I didn't get back sooner; forgot I had a job.  I'm going to sources the goodies and take them in to my local shop and let them button it up.  My goal this summer is to improve my riding distance!  See ya'll out there!
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Re: Handle bar risers, throttle assist, 5'7 rider, numb right arm
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 10:47:28 pm »
Get a Storz or KB handlebar adaptor and some Bikemaster Daytona 7/8" bars. It will transform your bike and eliminate the buzz you get from the stock tuning fork bars. You will not need to replace any cables or hoses just do a little re-routing and you will have plenty of slack.
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