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Changing Handlebars

I know handlebars can be a personal preference ,angle ,sweep etc , but has anybody changed there bars and can recommend them .
I am thinking of changing mine (currently stock) mainly for cosmetic reasons but is there any added benefits like reducing the vibration
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I'd like handlebars that come closer to me -- I feel like I have to reach too far to hold them, and that's making my shoulders and my back hurt. Any recommendations? I already have a 1 1/2 inch riser. Thanks.

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I'd like handlebars that come closer to me -- I feel like I have to reach too far to hold them, and that's making my shoulders and my back hurt. Any recommendations? I already have a 1 1/2 inch riser. Thanks.
Chris - which brand riser do you have?

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I have the 1 1/2 inch Speedy :-) But I just ordered a 2 inch Rox.

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I have the 1 1/2 inch Speedy :-) But I just ordered a 2 inch Rox.
The Speedy riser has only ONE position, while w/ the ROX you can move the bars towards you, or away from you. They SHOULD work better, for YOU.

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i have a set of 2" Rox risers that I never used. The bars feel fine to me and I'm 6'2"

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Husky44 - do you ride standing on the 'pegs much?

That's WHY I bought my 2" ROX RISERS.

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Husky44 - do you ride standing on the 'pegs much?

That's WHY I bought my 2" ROX RISERS, and Speedy foot-peg lowering blocks.

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Husky44 - do you ride standing on the 'pegs much?

That's WHY I bought my 2" ROX RISERS.
Rarely..I stand most of the time on the dirt bike, street not so much.

I just posted in case someone needs the new risers at 2/3 the price, I'll never use them.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ar-risers.html
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Husky44 - do you ride standing on the 'pegs much?

That's WHY I bought my 2" ROX RISERS, and Speedy foot-peg lowering blocks.
im also 6'2 and im guilty of standing on my pegs alot.. i get some odd look tho when doing it at freeway speeds.... i have stock bars in stock position

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I'm usually two-up anymore on long rides so no standing up except to stretch the legs.

I've been using the bike for errands to save fuel.

Also take it to the trap club with a gun strapped on the bike. Get some interesting comments from the members there.
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I have the 2" Rox and highly recommend over swapping bars to start with.
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Well, I just got mine in the mail today, so I'll have to see how it goes.

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