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post #1 of 16 Old 06-18-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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no more Barcalounger

The P.O. had installed handlebar risers - the risers brought the grips up and back - forcing me to sit upright - it felt like I was riding a Barcalounger.

So the risers were removed this morning, and after a local test ride the Wee feels more like a sport bike to me.

Also - the front brake line now has the proper (stock) amount flex length, as do the throttle cables and clutch cable.
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-18-2011, 04:09 PM
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So whatcha doin' with the removed risers?

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I added risers! And love them! It now has more of a motorcross feel. Less strain on your wrists and elbows. Keep them, you may miss them after awile.
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i have one up risers, but mostly due to my desired arm "tension". on a side note, i love the teeth chupa!

It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.
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I lowered mine with an atv low rise and love it but i am used to sport bikes.
These bars are way higher than a sportbike or anything close though.
Still love em, all day comfort for me and no weird sweep back.

Everyone has a different liking on the strom.

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post #6 of 16 Old 06-19-2011, 02:44 AM
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Don't lean on your arms/wrists, flex your arms and that pain goes away. Also good for your abs. Doing that you're throwing away an awful lot of feel on the bars, the Strom's got a nice light front end feel, but not if your arms are locked.

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-19-2011, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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put em in a box for now

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So whatcha doin' with the removed risers?

most likely I would let thenm fo rfor shipping plus a reasonable price seing as how they are "used"

I want to put on 100 miles befre selling them or tossing them

as an older gent (59) in a smaller house than my youth, I am no longer keeping all the crap that I used to
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My other ride is pretty sporty and I can't see how the Strom feels anything close to a sport bike's ergos

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its relative and subjective

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My other ride is pretty sporty and I can't see how the Strom feels anything close to a sport bike's ergos
- its relative and subjective - like much of life
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post #10 of 16 Old 06-20-2011, 09:47 AM
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I have the GenMar set-back risors on my Vee as well as a RDL, so I love my Barcalounger
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