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post #1 of 6 Old 09-09-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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I've been trying to get myself broken in to the sitting style of the wee. It's not working for me. I'm pretty sure the bars will have to come back 2 to 3 " and a change of angle also.

Has anyone out there had to move bars back that far and what complications are involved?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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Sounds a bit odd. Why don't you post a pic of yourself sitting on it in your normal riding position.

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for me same I use rox risers, 2" adjustable.
look it up here if you have a 650abs you need an extended brake line. rest of the cables can be rerouted.
I bought mine from blair (svracing) together with the banjo bleeder for the reservoir.
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I have a PowerMadd 3" riser. It's similar to the Rox idea, but it's all one piece and a fair bit cheaper. I stayed with the stock bars, as the angles felt better once the bars were closer to me. I also just added footpeg lowering brackets, and am very happy with them, although they slightly change where you take pressure on your seat which I wasn't expecting. Overall, I feel like I'm in a nice, balanced upright position on the bike. Of course all the ergo stuff is very individual. Nice thing with these bikes is that there are tons of options/parts to help get it right..as was mentioned, on and ABS bike you need the extended brake line. I bought a +3" but I think a +2 would have been enough. All the other cables have enough length to just reroute them. If you change bars, obviously all your controls will need to be transferred over, and you'll need to drill some index holes or dremel off the locator posts inside the clamping areas of the pods/perches.

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Consider making a date with Don at Mr. Ed's Moto in Albany, OR, for a custom seat. He does a good job, and part of the job will be to move the rider to the best location on the seat. You might move an inch forward and up or down as best fits you.

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I've been trying to get myself broken in to the sitting style of the wee. It's not working for me. I'm pretty sure the bars will have to come back 2 to 3 " and a change of angle also.

Has anyone out there had to move bars back that far and what complications are involved?
I just realized I was uncomfortable withe the reach on my bike as well. I've put 3,000 miles on it in 4 months and it was just the last 800 or so mile trip we did where I noticed it. My hubby pointed out that this was my first long ride with my new Sargent seat installed.

Are you happy with your current seat? If not, you may want to look into something different.

I love my Sargent, so I'll be moving the bars back on my bike to accommodate my new posture.

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