Handlebars with less sweep
I realize I am probably a minority in this thought, but I would prefer a little longer reach to the bars, and a bit lower if possible. if anyone else feels, or felt this way, and modified with an aftermarket bar, please let me know what you used, how it's worked out etc..
I have the stock bars rotated as far forward as possible without making them feel bizarre. Just put on an SC seat, which helps a bit too putting me slightly further back. It's better, but not perfect. Not a lot of room to work with given gas tank and windshield clearances, but there is some. In researching, I found two approaches people have used:
1) 2" Rox risers rotated all the way forward with a motocross bar.
2) Motocross bar of the correct heaight sweep to take advantage of the avalable adjustment room in the stock riser.
I'm leaning towards option two, and so far likely looking at a CR High Bend or an RC High Bend. I realize without the risers I won't get them as far forward as I could with risers, but the sweep is probably the bigger issue to me, and either option will get my wrists into a better position. I think too many years of riding mountain bikes and dirt bikes conditioned me to prefer a straighter bar with little sweep.
'79 Yamaha XS650