Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: South-Central Kansas
Good question. Takes me to my imaginary place of “If I owned a dealership.....”. I’d have a bike frame with a seat that moved forward/backward and up/down, floorboards that did the same, so that how you sit on your bike could be perfectly replicated. And it would have a handlebar that adjusted in every manner.....height, pullback, wrist angle, etc. I’d say, “Tell me where you want them.”, and I’d go to my computer and hand you a list of bars available on the market to get you right where you want to be. Am I dreaming?
I’m 5’7”, and I want to be able to sit on my RGU with my arms hanging straight down, bend my arms up at the elbow 90 degrees, and dangit, that’s right where I want my grips. But no one can tell me what bars to order because they don’t know exactly how I had MCC alter my seat, or what position my backrest is in, or even how I like to sit. Some like to slouch their back and hang onto tall apes, some like to sit perfectly erect and have the bars right where they need to be to facilitate countersteering in the twisties (me).
You ask a question that is as hard to answer as how tall of a windshield to order, because we all come in different sizes, and sit differently. But I agree with the point that, no matter how you want your bars, they should be in line with the fork. All I can figure to do is to sit on my bike, and measure some stuff, like where I want my hands, relative to the handlebar clamp, then call a couple of makers, like Klock Werks, and ask them if they can get me there. I DO NOT want to go through 2 or 3 attempts to get this right. Let me know if anyone has any better ideas.
Thereís a place that I travel, when I want to roam, and nobody knows it but me.
2017 Vivid Black Road Glide Ultra