Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Heart of the Chattahoochee
Pro-Tapers and Madstad Ridden
Just took the first ride with the Pro-Tapers and the Madstad bracket (with the stock DL650 screen.)
HOLY SHEET! A new bike! Absolutely no buffeting with the screen at mid-point both vertically and angle.
And the sit-up and beg riding position is gone, replaced by a comfortable, slightly-forward lean and straight wrists. I love it!
Any vibration without the bar-ends was negligible, but I just mounted the stock weights back on with some hardware left over from some Acerbis handguards. I haven't ridden it yet with the weights...
The Acerbis handguards had to go back to the stealer. There was NO WAY to avoid them hitting the screen or fairing at full lock with the Pro-Tapers and risers.
With the credit from returning the Acerbis' (Acerbises, Acerbi?) I ordered a pair of IMS Superstock stainless steel footpegs, which the stealer matched the on-line price (at amotostuff.com) of $68 bucks. Not bad!
Ho, ho, ho!
2013 Wee, 2018 DR-Z400S, 2016 KLR650