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12-05-2019 11:39 AM
rbentnail
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Originally Posted by Blueridgerider View Post
I have them all the way back as I just assumed (not always smart to do) that it would improve my riding comfort. I have had back and neck surgery and find the FJR to actually be more comfortable than the 08 Wing I just sold even with the stock seat which I have no issues with. My pain when riding comes from the middle of my back. Some days fine, others I cannot wait to get home and drink a few shots after a long days ride. I feel the bars have helped some, I like them, and the way they look too. I might try the other adjustments just to see what difference it makes.
Another freak of nature, like me! I've never understood why people whine so much about the seat. I think it's fine.
12-04-2019 08:31 PM
Blueridgerider I have them all the way back as I just assumed (not always smart to do) that it would improve my riding comfort. I have had back and neck surgery and find the FJR to actually be more comfortable than the 08 Wing I just sold even with the stock seat which I have no issues with. My pain when riding comes from the middle of my back. Some days fine, others I cannot wait to get home and drink a few shots after a long days ride. I feel the bars have helped some, I like them, and the way they look too. I might try the other adjustments just to see what difference it makes.
12-03-2019 05:47 PM
2GENAE
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Originally Posted by rbentnail View Post
It depends on what you are using. I have the 1st generation replacement top plate, pullback only. Not the later model that incorporates pullback & rise, not the add-on bridge.
Russ thanks for the reply, mine is the newer pullback & rise kit on a GEN II. Still learning the differences in the different generations FJR and the different plates from Helibar. I noticed a WTB thread for a Helibar sport bar???? EDIT Googled it, round sport bar clamp kit.
Louis
12-03-2019 04:56 PM
rbentnail
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Originally Posted by 2GENAE View Post
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.

Thanks
Louis
It depends on what you are using. I have the 1st generation replacement top plate, pullback only. Not the later model that incorporates pullback & rise, not the add-on bridge.
12-03-2019 12:29 PM
12tinker PO had them. Tried all positions then took them off, much better.
Some need I guess.

6-2" 32 inseam
now mirrors not blocked, no windshield hits and arms/wrists feel comfortable
just wish has electronic CC vs manual.
12-03-2019 08:41 AM
dimmer 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.
12-03-2019 02:58 AM
jtdunc
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Originally Posted by rbentnail View Post
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.
12-02-2019 10:56 PM
2GENAE
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Originally Posted by rbentnail View Post
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.

Thanks
Louis
11-17-2019 07:13 PM
FjrjrF 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.
11-17-2019 07:07 PM
rbentnail 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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