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Thread: Can i double up the bar risers? 2012 R1200RT

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    Because of the arm

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponch1 View Post
    Why would it be less? Does he lose leverage or gain it? The thing about all vehicles is that they are made to work well with a range of human dimensions. If a rider or driver is on the ends of the bell curve, it just doesn't work as well or at all given a particular vehicle. From my observation, the RT was made for someone 5-10 to 6-00 tall with a 32-34" inseam and weighs 150-180 lbs. Fall outside of that and it gets uncomfortable.

    Expanding this a little...
    Let us just imagine that the handlebars are 5 feet back and connected to the forks with an arm or lever. Now how much movement do the handlebars need to achieve a given amount of front fork mvmnt? The same as if they are directly above the forks?

    Btw, i DO think yur correct about the RT design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mule View Post
    Expanding this a little...
    Let us just imagine that the handlebars are 5 feet back and connected to the forks with an arm or lever. Now how much movement do the handlebars need to achieve a given amount of front fork mvmnt? The same as if they are directly above the forks?

    Btw, i DO think yur correct about the RT design.

    Measure the arc of movement in length or distance. shorter arcs may imply greater response, but also require higher effort.
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