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View Poll Results: What position are your helibars in?
All the way to the rear 7 35.00%
The middle mark/position (stock angle) 3 15.00%
All the way forward (wider than stock) 4 20.00%
I donít have heliís but I feel left out 6 30.00%
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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? Helibars Users Poll ?

For those that use helibars/helibridge, are you running the bars all the way back, in the middle, or all the way forward (widest)? Post height inseam if you like.

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I have the bridge and have it back. I'm 5'11'' with 32 inseam
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I have it in the middle. Id prefer it all the way back if the bars moved in a linear way, but they turn in and it feels wrong to my wrists.
Im also 5'11" with 32" IS, but I think riding posture is a bigger consideration than height and inseam. I start out with a straight back, but slouch as i get tired and/or more relaxed, most often without realizing it until my lower spine lets me know !

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6' - 32"... started with it in the middle, found myself leaning back too much, had slight muscle pain above shoulder blades... moved them full forward, adjusted riding position to keeping back straight and it worked. You've got nothing to lose by trying it or any of the positions.

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What you describe is precisely what I experience with the stock bars. A nagging minor pain above the shoulder blades. When I switched to the 2018, I intentionally waited a while before putting helis on. I loved the position, but that nagging discomfort was a no-go for me.
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6' - 32"... started with it in the middle, found myself leaning back too much, had slight muscle pain above shoulder blades... moved them full forward, adjusted riding position to keeping back straight and it worked. You've got nothing to lose by trying it or any of the positions.

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Heli replacement top plate with 1" Genmar risers on top of that with the bars fully to the rear. Helps take some weight off my wrists and elbows.

eta: 5'10", 30" inseam

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6'4" - 34 inseam, as stated before, had them all the way in (closest) didn't like the turn in of the bars. Tried the middle, was better, and thought if that was better how about all the way out? Kept them all the way out ever since. For me, this is the most comfortable position. If the bar ends didn't turn in to the center, they would be at the mid position.

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Heli replacement top plate with 1" Genmar risers on top of that with the bars fully to the rear. Helps take some weight off my wrists and elbows.

eta: 5'10", 30" inseam
6'3" 35" inseam, moved mine back as far as it would go. I tried my 1" risers on my new plate and the throttle increased from idle when I turned full lock to right/left.

How did you get your stock throttle cables to work? I moved them behind the top triple tree per the instructions.

So I just purchased nice used set of GEN II cables to extend them a few inches, thinking I could find a shop local that still does this.

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Heli replacement top plate with 1" Genmar risers on top of that with the bars fully to the rear. Helps take some weight off my wrists and elbows.

eta: 5'10", 30" inseam
Like Russ, all of the way back. Similar height and inseam. Grips pulled in so that my elbows nearly touch my sides.

Arms comfortably bent at a 45 degree angle with back straight for good posture and strong core.

Very comfortable and still very controllable.
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Best modification i did on my Gen II. (Although the throttle return spring mod is really close) All the way back. 5' 7" - 30" inseam.
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