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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar Hand Placement?

Sitting at work staring at the MOTOCOURSE calendar hangin on the wall next to me. There is a picture of Lorenzo, Edwards, Bradle and Karel Abraham all in different riding positions. I'm staring at their hand placement on the bars and it made me think about how I sometimes find myself shifting my hands on the RC. If i'm cruising along I noticed that my hands are usually close in against the inside of the bars. As I come to a curve, a turn, or in a parking lot where I need to maneuver I move my hands to the end of the bars with my pinky finger off the grip and on the bar end. I have found that makes it so much easier for me to maneuver without my wrists getting hindered by that gigantic fuel tank. I'm 6'3 with pretty long arms. I ride pretty relaxed with my elbows always bent. usually my elbows are resting on my knees when I'm just rolling around since my lower body does most of the hanging on to the bike and hands are just for inputs. Anyway, it doesn't cause any issues, and its a subconscious thing now that only happens on the RC and not the CBR. just wanted to share and see if anybody else adjusts themselves around that big beautiful tank. Dang, Still not 11:00. I still gotta burn some more time before I can ride home for lunch.

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We are about the same frame from the sound of it.
that said our bikes are set-up completely different I'd guess.

The third set of clip-ons "CYCLECAT" brand and I have the bars perfect.

They are splayed and almost flat and quite a bit higher than stock of course to clear the cowl I used tyga mini reservoirs pic. 2 and 3 compared to the brembo resiervoirs and of course brembo masters.

The shiit costs money, but with this combo and rear ride height correct the fat bitch is effortless, my hands stay right at the bar ends and held phantoms are the correct glove for sportbike riding.

Oh and sorry about the dust it was winter.
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I noticed your bars are quite a bit splayed...I'm going to try this too since we have pretty much the same set up 'nutter.

My Cycle Cat bars are still at my cousins place so for the interim I'm using some Driven risers at a zero degree bar angle.



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Some diff views.

Here are some different views of it. It's all stock. one pic has a Z1000 and a ZX10 in the background for comparison. Nice set up Wingnutt!!! I love my baby either way, I have no desire to ride any other kind of bike.
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When I first started reading your post, I was asking myself, "Why in the heck is he moving his hands from in to out like that?", b/c I keep my hands pretty much in the same position all the time. I do shift it a little bit when I'm on the track, but that's for tighter right handers b/c I have issues w/my wrist from a surgery.
Anyway, then I continued reading on, and I saw how big you are.....and I can kind see why you adjust them depending on where and what type of riding you're doing.

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