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post #1 of 20 Old 12-16-2018, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone experimented with either rotating the stock handlebars aft a bit or changing them out? I love everything about the bike but my upper back / shoulders start to burn after only about 20-30 mins on the bike. I’m wondering if it’s the seating position and the forward handlebar position?
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maybe risers will help,,,i have long arms so its not a problem
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If your upper back and shoulders are burning maybe you're leaning on the bars? Try holding on to the bike with your legs and holding you're body up with with your torso. I good way to check if you have the weight off your arms is to try and flap your elbows while riding ie "do the funky chicken". This is something I learned from Keith Codes "A twist of the wrist". Well worth a read and or watch. The video can be a little cheesy in parts though lol. Apologies if I'm teaching you to suck eggs.
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Rotating the bars back (or forward) is an easy experiment. The bars have marks so you can always get them back to where they feel best.
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Rotating the bars back (or forward) is an easy experiment. The bars have marks so you can always get them back to where they feel best.
I'm fairly sure JJsemperfi has a 750 and they don't have the markings on the bar, still not difficult to do though
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I'm fairly sure JJsemperfi has a 750 and they don't have the markings on the bar, still not difficult to do though
Sorry, I assumed 1000 with the Renthals. Still worth experimenting with though.
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750 whats that
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750 whats that
3/4 of a litre or 46 cu inches for the americans
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This maynot be the answer you’re looking for,but, my 56 year old back had the exact same issues. I had risers on my street triple which gave me an extra 15-20 minutes before the pain set in. The answer was exercising my shoulders, upper back, mid back. I can now go w for hours with no pain. If you’re interested I’ll post exercises later. Let me know.
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This maynot be the answer you’re looking for,but, my 56 year old back had the exact same issues. I had risers on my street triple which gave me an extra 15-20 minutes before the pain set in. The answer was exercising my shoulders, upper back, mid back. I can now go w for hours with no pain. If you’re interested I’ll post exercises later. Let me know.
Absolutely. I’ll take whatever suggestions I can get. Thanks
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