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  • Offline hairymonster   gb

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    Hello clouds, hello sky
    on: May 01, 2022, 05.45 pm
    May 01, 2022, 05.45 pm
    Hello clouds, hello sky

    Rode a CT today. Loved it. Owing to various titanium componentry in my right wrist (no sniggering at the back there) I would benefit hugely from a narrower handlebar.

    Many moons ago I had a BMW R1150GS with R1150R handlebars fitted - it was perfect, ergonomically, for me. 82cm bar end to bar end.

    Anyone know what the bar end to bar end measurement is for the CT? Discounting the handlebar protectors which I would normally remove. Has anyone succeeded in fitting narrower bars?

    I have a Yamaha 900 Tracer which I ******* hate which is up for sale.

    Love 'n' stuff - HM
    Last Edit: May 01, 2022, 05.47 pm by hairymonster

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    Re: Hello clouds, hello sky
    Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 06.30 pm
    May 01, 2022, 06.30 pm
    O Monstrous One - not counting the knuckle guards but counting the very small bar end weights, my bars are 82.5 cm across.


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    Re: Hello clouds, hello sky
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2022, 07.00 pm
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    Those aren't standard bars are they?

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    Re: Hello clouds, hello sky
    Reply #3 on: May 02, 2022, 12.24 am
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    Yes they're standard bars. There are Hepco & Becker protectors fitted which might be what you've spotted.

    Last Edit: May 02, 2022, 12.28 am by Hound

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    Re: Hello clouds, hello sky
    Reply #4 on: May 02, 2022, 05.54 pm
    May 02, 2022, 05.54 pm
    Thanks v much. I think my problem with the bars is that I prefer something lower. If I could replace the stock bars with something which didn't come up as far, that would help me and my right forearm.

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    Re: Hello clouds, hello sky
    Reply #5 on: May 02, 2022, 09.30 pm
    May 02, 2022, 09.30 pm
    I actually have the opposite preference - I'm 6'3" and on all my bikes over the last 20 years (ST1100s and an ST1300, and now the CT) I have found it necessary to raise the bars by 25-30mm to feel comfortable.

    I did find the high and wide bars on the CT intimidating at first but quickly got used to them. I'm afraid I don't know of any alternative bars that might work for you, but perhaps someone else will chime in.

    Good luck!  :028:

     


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