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Offline Rhian

DRZ 400 - Bars feel too wide
« on: February 14, 2012, 03:27:11 pm »
I have been told that you get more control if the handlebar is wider, but is there a point at which this benefit is not longer valid!  ???

I am small with narrow shoulders and feel as if the standard bar on the DRZ is too wide for me.

I want to try a narrower bar, or possibly cut the one on the bike.  What is the best route to go?

 

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Re: DRZ 400 - Bars feel too wide
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 03:31:04 pm »
Arm extensions could also work.  :laughing4:

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Re: DRZ 400 - Bars feel too wide
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 03:38:28 pm »
thanks! :patch:
Arms plenty long enough for my body not looking to become an orangutan!

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Re: DRZ 400 - Bars feel too wide
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 05:07:11 pm »
The DRZ has got "funny" ergonomics and it might take time
to get used to it..............especially coming from a 650 GS


Don't start to makes changes too quickly, it could be that you might
get used to the feeling.
Those handlebars is definitely not too wide  ;)
 

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Re: DRZ 400 - Bars feel too wide
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 10:36:22 pm »
Is that standing or sitting?

I'd try ride it like that for a bit. Shorter bars may give you less control when standing / offroad, which is really what that bike is for :)
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