Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Suffolk, UK... but from TEXAS
Changing stock bars
Oh VStrom gurus,
I love my VStrom. I have ordered a Sargent seat to replace the stock seat. The seat height and handle bar height are fine, however, I have a bad right wrist (reason for change from sportbikes to the VStrom!). The angle of the stock bars cause pain in the outside of my wrist. I know people have complained about the sweep of the stock bars, and if I adjust my wrist into a position with less rearward sweep the pain goes away.
So, I don't want to raise the bars or bring them further back, just to get less rearward sweep. What recommendations in bars do you have? What would provide the least effort in a bar swap and could re-use the stock controls/mirrors?I want to take pressure of my wrist and try and keep the same rider ergonmics/rider triangle.
Thanks for any advice!
2012 DL650A Adventure, Yoshimura R-77 3/4 exhaust, Sargent World Sport Performance Plus seat, ProTaper SE Raptor bars, SW-Motech 25mm risers, ProGrip Grips, Suzuki handguards, Tuono mirrors, Givi skid plate, Adventure Tech fork brace, GPS mount, peg lowering kit, auxiliary power shelf, SW-Motech convertible foot pegs, SW-Motech extended shift lever, SVRacing frame sliders, Garmin Zumo 660, MRA Xcreen, Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trails, Eastern Beaver headlight relay, Coocase V37
Currently in the United Kingdom and looking for great rides. PM if you have suggestions.