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Has anyone modified their existing handlebars or swapped them out for something different? I'm thinking of going for a bit narrower look and feel. I'd like to see photos of different styles. Thanks.
Thank you sir. Good start.I have not been on a long ride yet but the beach bars to me allow your hands to be in a more comfortable or neutral riding position. As I mentioned, it's a no brainer as far as I am concerned.
The other day I was in the Indian dealer and I sat on a new Indian. I was surprised how awkward the stock bars felt.
Depending on the length of your arms, they can effect the handling and/or maneuverability. I have stock width bars on my Classic and if I do a lock to lock type turn, or a sharp nearly locked low speed turn, my arms and hands are maxed out on the high side. I'm about 5' 7". There is no doubt I would be holding on with my finger tips trying this with beach bars. Something to consider...I would love to hear from anyone whose wrists/hands suffered over long distance with the standard bars and if it was cured by fitting beach bars. I agree that they look better,but can only justify a (very expensive in the UK) change if they are a lot more comfortable AND don't effect the handling or manoeuvrability. After 200/250 mile days, the discomfort is profound. Anyone? Enzo - thanks for the opportunity to jump on board.