Raising the bar height for standing position
Posted March 01, 2008 - 03:24 AM
I'm trying to improve my riding skills by standing up much more often but the bars feel too low and I'm wondering how many mm's I need to raise them to get comfortable.
I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs.
Seated position everything feels goos so I don't want to screw that position up too much either.
Posted March 01, 2008 - 04:23 AM
Posted March 01, 2008 - 07:02 AM
Posted March 01, 2008 - 04:48 PM
I've only installed mine, and haven't had a test ride with them yet but I'm sure they will do the trick.
Posted March 01, 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted March 02, 2008 - 12:14 AM
My thoughts now are to try this in the following order:
25-30mm bar raisers
If that turns out to be still too low then a higher bend bar.
Finally I may try the lowered pegs if things still feel a bit cramped.
Posted March 02, 2008 - 08:49 AM
Just my $0.02.
Posted March 02, 2008 - 09:59 AM
Posted March 02, 2008 - 02:08 PM
On my '05 I went with the Fastway pegs and liked them. I also went with the GUTS soft/ tall seat and no monkey butt. The stock '07 seat is a terror on me arse.
Posted June 24, 2008 - 05:03 AM
Posted June 24, 2008 - 06:49 AM
Posted June 25, 2008 - 05:53 AM
Posted June 26, 2008 - 10:28 PM
You can get a set of
Tusk risers for about $20 and they come with 3 different rise options in the kit.
I got the tusk kit at rocky mountain atv for my 08wr. here are my thoughts.
in regards to the tusk product.
1. the bolts that it comes with will only allow me to use 2 rise option.
2. there is a lot of slop, so you have to keep your bar straight when you tighten the clamps.
3. there is a lot of slop, and I've knoocked the bar crocked a few times.
in regards to raising the bar. this is just my personal experiance, I'm tall.
4. it is easyier to get out of the sadle with the rise.
5. it is more comfortable to ride standing up.
6. I wheelie out more on climbs now. that is if I'm not standing.
7. more comfortable going downhill.
one final note: as the clamps are raised the bar is also coming back towards the rider. this is because the head tube is not perpindicular to the ground. its a trigonometry thing. would be nice to have a rise , plus offset forward.
Posted June 27, 2008 - 05:19 AM