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Old 11-14-2012, 04:20 PM
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It seems like there are a Concours owner or two on here.
I'm exploring that bike a bit but it seems like my neck and shoulders are extremely sensitive to riding position, most likely related to bar height and angle.
I have the 650 Strom just about perfect with Rox Risers.
What i would like to know is how close the Concours is in feel to the Strom in riding position. I note that there are a number of products out there for the Concours and bar modifications, everything from risers to one fully adjustable bar set up.
Its a darn interesting looking bike but I have to be able to stand to ride it.
any thoughts appreciated.
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Great tool, thanks for posting.
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Nice, thanks for posting. I'd still like to hear any real world anecdotes though.
If it was as simple as this tool I'd have been as comfortable on my R1100RT as I am on the strom. The problem is that the RT tweaked my shoulders and the strom doesn't yet this tool shows them as exactly the same ergonomically. Clearly there are other factors involved for me, perhaps grip angles, some way the seat plays in. If I knew for sure I would have fixed it of course.
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If you're that sensitive to the exact position other people's experience isn't going to tell you anything useful. They ain't you.
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If you're that sensitive to the exact position other people's experience isn't going to tell you anything useful. They ain't you.
They can comment on bar and wrist angle as compared to the Strom though.
Or I guess they can say nothing if they choose. Sorry if my asking a question is a major bother.
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I believe the handlebars are adjustable. For even more adjustability you might take a look at the 2013 FJR. I went to the bike show this last weekend with the intentions of picking between the Concours or the FJR. The trip only added to the confusion of decision. Since I currently own a first gen Concours, I intended to go directly to the second gen. But the new Yamaha has some very good selling points, and a little cheaper to buy and to operate. But the Kaw comes with a 3 year warranty. Still on the fence but leaning Yamaha.
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I reckon that you need to ride one - preferably for a day.

I don't really think that there is a great difference between the two bikes bar position. Definitely nowhere near as bad as going from a Vee to a sportsbike. Foot position and overall posture may also come into play and the Vee is possibly a bit more roomy (some people lower the pegs on Connies - I never would as I've been known to touch the pegs down occasionally).

I'm not you so I really do recommend a decent ride on one. I can ride either bike all day with really only my backside complaining.
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A decent ride would be helpful but dealers here don't let you do that, you're lucky to get 15 minutes.
I saw some bars for them that are fully adjustable for height, angle and all. Spendy devils but could be the answer.
One big advantage to the Concours over the FJR around here is that the Concours can be had at pretty healthy discounts. The new FJR has some awfully good updates though.
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I owned a 2011 Connie for a while. I HATED to sell that bike! I owned a Wee 650 before that and I would say that the Connie is VERY comfortable (I also have wrist, shoulder, neck issues) and VERY mod-able to achieve any riding position you want. Money no object, I would probably buy that Connie again.
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