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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Handel bar problem

I don't like the angle the stock bars put my wrist at.
it causes especially my throttle wrist to ache after only about 30 minutes of riding.
have any of you swapped out bars, if so what did you get and why?
Thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 12:06 PM
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I don't like the angle the stock bars put my wrist at.
it causes especially my throttle wrist to ache after only about 30 minutes of riding.
have any of you swapped out bars, if so what did you get and why?
Thanks in advance,
Roald.
I had the same problem.....I bought a set of bar risers/bar backs from Twisted Throttle that set the bars up about an inch and back about an inch. What a difference!! If you read my introduction (MaineFZ) you can get the idea.

They weren't cheap....$117 delivered. They are German made and made well. I think a set of bars would be cheaper but you would have to remove all controlls etc...just time that's all.

One note....google FZ6 risers you will see (keep looking) where a guy added this same kit to his '07 FZ6 and it shows that he was able to salvage the use of that nice one piece top bar clamp. He was using the 132 kit (last numbers of the part number) and that has been replace with the 139 kit. THE ONE PIECE BAR CLAMP WILL NOT BOLT UP! You have to use the ones proviced. I was bummed because I like the stock set up but it made such a difference.

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Thanks for the info Vaughn, much appreciated.
I did the same thing to my XR650R I liked the higher bars, it made
standing so much easier.
I'll go out there and look at the risers, thanks again.
Roald.

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I also installed the up and back risers. It was the best addition I have ever made to my bike. There is no pressure at all on my hands and wrists.. what a joy to ride now. I don't feel any loss of control either.

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I also installed the up and back risers. It was the best addition I have ever made to my bike. There is no pressure at all on my hands and wrists.. what a joy to ride now. I don't feel any loss of control either.

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Glad it worked out for you....one note: I don't know if you take the battery out of your bike in the winter months but if you do, I believe you have to REMOVE you bars since the set up you have now sets the bars back and the tank will not lift without hitting the bars. I read that somewhere....rather be safe than sorry/dented tank.

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 02:55 PM
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I don't like the angle the stock bars put my wrist at.
it causes especially my throttle wrist to ache after only about 30 minutes of riding.
have any of you swapped out bars, if so what did you get and why?
Thanks in advance,
Roald.
maybe it's time to change your bar in something that suitable in your taste,i have something little info about parts of your rides,buell parts
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Ive heard about and seen the difference that by installing the FZ1 handlebars its a much better feel then the stock bars.
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I had the same problem.....I bought a set of bar risers/bar backs from Twisted Throttle that set the bars up about an inch and back about an inch. What a difference!! If you read my introduction (MaineFZ) you can get the idea.

They weren't cheap....$117 delivered. They are German made and made well. I think a set of bars would be cheaper but you would have to remove all controlls etc...just time that's all.

One note....google FZ6 risers you will see (keep looking) where a guy added this same kit to his '07 FZ6 and it shows that he was able to salvage the use of that nice one piece top bar clamp. He was using the 132 kit (last numbers of the part number) and that has been replace with the 139 kit. THE ONE PIECE BAR CLAMP WILL NOT BOLT UP! You have to use the ones proviced. I was bummed because I like the stock set up but it made such a difference.

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I don't like the angle the stock bars put my wrist at.
it causes especially my throttle wrist to ache after only about 30 minutes of riding.
have any of you swapped out bars, if so what did you get and why?
Thanks in advance,
Roald.
You can also adjust the bars to change the hand/wrist angle. Pretty simple to do.

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