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I usually have the handlebars on risers (1' up and 1' back.

Now I have taken the handlebar covers off and noticed they are welded together

Has anyone moved their bars - or modified them in any way
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try
never mind...

Well I give - If you hover over a comment edit button it says you can delete/edit a post. So I can edit it, but there isn't a delete button or icon... Is this me or what?
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Re: try heli bars
FredChiTown wrote:
they come in various sizes available at most motorcycle stores. I believe the max is up 2 inches and back 1.5 inches. but it may require longer cables or allowing more free play of the cables,
not possible on the MP3 type bars.
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Re: Moving bars back?
geckz wrote:
Next question

I usually have the handlebars on risers (1' up and 1' back.

Now I have taken the handlebar covers off and noticed they are welded together

Has anyone moved their bars - or modified them in any way
the only way would be to have someone weld and modify your bars. now you also have to take into consideration brake line and throttle line lengths. probably would have to have some custom made.
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That will be too much work.. Not only the hoses, the switch wirings too
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Anything's possible with money.

Better by far is to work out answers to the questions of why you feel you need the bars further back, and work out other solutions. e.g. Why can't you have your bum an inch further forward?
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Anything's possible with money.

Better by far is to work out answers to the questions of why you feel you need the bars further back, and work out other solutions. e.g. Why can't you have your bum an inch further forward?
Tis a good point - it's just getting the seat re-sculpted takes time, and I use the bike every day for travel

I will look into getting the seat changed!
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Moving the bars up and back wouldn't be a problem if you also move the grips closer together. You'll need to check my geometry, but I think you need to move them in about 1.3 inches (square root of 2). It's a 45-45-90 right triangle, so it should be (1^2 + 1^2) = c^2, meaning c = 2^1/2.

Boy, it's hard to write math on here...

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Moving the bars up and back wouldn't be a problem if you also move the grips closer together. You'll need to check my geometry, but I think you need to move them in about 1.3 inches (square root of 2). It's a 45-45-90 right triangle, so it should be (1^2 + 1^2) = c^2, meaning c = 2^1/2.

Boy, it's hard to write math on here...

Mark
by moving the grips in which is shortening the handle bar length you lose alot of leverage to push in the direction of a turn.
Not recommended.
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I have been wanting to find someone to help me move the handlebars forward. I like to lean forward in the 'aggressive' position when I ride, especially on the freeway. I don't have a windshield, so ducking low helps minimize wind noise. I think it's a lot more fun. It feels easier on the arms too.

If anyone knows someone that can do a good job for a fair price in the southern california area, please share. Thanks.
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alenlin wrote:
I have been wanting to find someone to help me move the handlebars forward. I like to lean forward in the 'aggressive' position when I ride, especially on the freeway. I don't have a windshield, so ducking low helps minimize wind noise. I think it's a lot more fun. It feels easier on the arms too.

If anyone knows someone that can do a good job for a fair price in the southern california area, please share. Thanks.
Being 2000 miles away, I can't really give you any suggestions on who can help you. But I can give you a word of warning: if you move the arms forward, you won't be able to turn you front wheels as far before you bang into the front end. You'll probably have to have something done about that, too.
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Get a bloody windshield. It's not an option if going over 50 mph for more than a few minutes.

Just do it. Far cheaper than moving handlebars (which is going to be very, very expensive).
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alenlin wrote:
I have been wanting to find someone to help me move the handlebars forward. I like to lean forward in the 'aggressive' position when I ride, especially on the freeway. I don't have a windshield, so ducking low helps minimize wind noise. I think it's a lot more fun. It feels easier on the arms too.

If anyone knows someone that can do a good job for a fair price in the southern california area, please share. Thanks.
post pics please when you get er done.
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Seems to me that if you like to ride low like that on a MP3 that maybe you need another bike. I agree, get a windshield. I'll be picking one up myself.
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