Can i double up the bar risers? 2012 R1200RT
Short guy with...short arms.
Purchased helibar risers which really help. But... I really want max satisfaction which = sitting just a little more upright.
Double up the risers for twice as much up and back effect? Seems plausible as the whole pattern is ready for it.
I do understand clutch cable needs extending but o/w see any issues?
Fwiw i am really not interested in pursuing a different bar riser. This question really is a generic question re: doubling up ANY bar riser...
I understand the yoda position thing so dont spend alot of time trying to explain how i should be bending fwd a little anyway. Thanks.
Can i double up the bar risers?
If you are going to try this, please keep us posted... I would also be interested.
Hmmm aggressive vs relaxed and barbacks
The last poster brings up an interesting twist. While I am a new RT rider, I have been riding smaller bikes for thirty years. Aggressive body position is critical to me when riding the twistys. But when I am going down a hugely long straight road I begin to think about:
1. The grips far from me and below horizontal of my wrists
2. The way the air hits my helmet even tho I am short which it seems is because I am shifted forward trying to reach the grips
There was a comment also above which alluded to losing touch of the front wheel a little. I think this is because of the increased length of the lever arm which is formed by the distance between the axis of the forks and the hands with barbacks. Bicyclists talk about this relaxed position quote alot and contrast it with the racing position which uses a shorter stem (stem is the lever arm connecting the forks to the handlebars...). The lack of a long stem or lever allows for more of a rotation or twisting of your hands vs moving them thru an arc when a lever is put into the mix.
Anyway, i guess the answer is going to be something like, you need to take your pick between aggressive riding and relaxed riding. But also which is easier to adjust midride, 1. relaxed into aggressive position by leaning forward or 2. aggressive into relaxed by staying bent over and just dealing with the discomfort of stretching out for the grips over hundreds of straight miles.
Lastly, i think its possible that I do in fact have short arms that require the bending forward more than is normal without needing to consider that I am just ultra conservative easy slow loungelike with tires that last longer than the motorcycle. No offense please taken btw just need to address all variables.