I've read and searched around, and I'm not finding my specific issue. The bar issue that is, I found plenty of posts about numbness and other discomforts.
I have a new-ish to me 2006 Vee (K6) that had quite a few farkles installed by the PO.
One's a Pro Taper Contour ATV Low with universal mount. Lemme know if you can't see the pics, though they mainly prove that I can read the giant labels on my handlebar.
The PO said this upgrade was meant to provide more forward lean. Mission accomplished, and I'm normally a fan, but I'm coming from one of the most comfortable and versatile seats in the history of motorcycling, a 1981 Suzuki GS850. The old Suzuki is also a lot lower and longer. In contrast, I find being pitched forward on the Vee's seat to be uncomfortable at about 30 miles and torture at 100+ miles. I mostly commute, but a 200+ mile ride this past weekend convinced me to look into this further.
It's clear the seat's meant for sitting upright, and I find that when I'm comfortably sitting up (on the center stand) with my butt in the seat, my hand hits the grips about at the second knuckle. To me, that suggests bring the bars back an inch or two or up and back an inch.
Here's where I get discombobulated - cause the Pro Taper Contours have the oversized clamp area.
So, I can't just buy a standard "up-and-back" riser and I haven't seen a Pro Taper up-and-back riser. I'm used to the cheap $20 bars on the old UJM, but unlike that scenario I don't want to fiddle with too many tries buying a $60-70 bar, so I'm getting some feedback. I also like the Pro Taper, which is to say, I haven't noticed it aside from the numb crotch, so I think it's strong, handles nice, and looks good while keeping the controls from dangling.
I got these specs off another thread -
Pro-Taper SE Bend, Width, Height, Pull Back
ATV Low Bend, 32.00", 5.50", 3.30" (What I have)
ATV Mid Bend, 32.00", 5.90", 3.00"
ATV High Bend, 32.00", 6.30", 3.94" (the one I'm considering)
Off hand, I'm thinking I might do well with the ATV High. Looks to be almost an inch higher and about a half inch back. I know it's a popular mod on these bikes, but do you guys think it'll do what I'm wanting and tip me back so my butt's in the seat? If I like the feel of the current bars, will the extra sweep bug me? Thanks for any input!