Hi all! Been lurking and gleaning a lot of useful info here for quite awhile. I've searched quite a bit but can't quite find the answer to this.
Picked up an immaculate (almost) fully farkled used K5 Wee a few weeks ago. This past weekend I decided to take it on a 2 day 450 mile 2 lane back road run. I was extremely impressed with the comfort of the bike and love the range,especially coming from my prior bike (Suzuki Intruder 800).
I did have one noticeable issue and that was that I was quite stretched out to grip the handlebars. However, if I scooted all the way forward on the seat then the reach seemed to be perfect. This resulted in quite a bit of back pain and soreness post ride, especially in my Trapezius. In comparison, the reach on my Intruder with stock buckhorn bars is amazingly comfortable and relaxed.
Would risers (up or up/back) or the ATV High Bars remedy this? It seems that most people that add these are on the taller side and I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam.
Unfortunately, I've got a 650 mile trip this weekend so I'm just going to have to deal with it for now.
On another note, I once again avoided a painful encounter with the dreaded left turner today. I think that it convinced me to add a Stebel.