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post #1 of 10 Old 07-20-2008, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Handle bar position for DL650

Does anyone know what this is and how it would be measured when a dealer puts a bike together? Or is there no real position formula...
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As a rule, when installing the handlebar, the default position is having the handlebar uprights in line with the fork tubes. Adjust to your liking from there.

Many members (including myself) have added risers and/or pullbacks to the handlebar clamps.

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Thanks. It's a little tough to eyeball this, but I'm close. I moved mine around a bit and forgot to take a measurement of where I had them. So, this will be my starting point, again...
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Look at the front middle of the handlebars - there is a small punch mark right near where the handlebars meet with the triple clamp, inside left (left from riding position). This mark is supposed to be aligned with the mating surface of the pinch clamp. There's also a mark for the throttle cable housing and left/right lever/mirror assemblies. (Again, align marks to the mating surfaces.)

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No sucess in seeing those marks, but then again I have been known to be looking right at something and not seeing it
But thanks for the info. Maybe it is different on an '07 Wee...
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There isnt really an exact "factory" spot (other than for manufacturing reference) for the handlebars. You just adjust them to your liking.

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Here are a couple photos for you. Click on them to see larger pics.

I found this information in the factory service manual.




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Interesting. I'll be adjusting them tonight after riding in this morning and noticing how off they are. I'll look for the marks then. I have the genmar up/back riser, but I could still get the right angle I think with the mark. Mike
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Mike, I think you might be trying to place too much emphasis on any marks, etc. You move the handlebar to where you are comfy with them, thats about it really.

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[QUOTE=rcacs;270397]Mike, I think you might be trying to place too much emphasis on any marks, etc. You move the handlebar to where you are comfy with them, thats about it really.

Agree, it comes down to that. Just looking for a starting point.
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