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post #1 of 6 Old 01-26-2018, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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Swapped over the stocks to drag bars today.

Feels and looks so much better.

No issues removing throttle, slipped off without even having to remove the cable end fittings!

Had to put my underbar mirrors back on top due to clashing when on full lock :-D
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I like the look of drag bars. How comfortable are they for a long daily commute? Mine is a little over a 100 miles.


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I like the look of drag bars. How comfortable are they for a long daily commute? Mine is a little over a 100 miles.


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They do nip on the wrists pushing an hour or so, but that's expected as you do have your weight pushed on them.
You can set them so they're not so low and more angled towards you which I guess would improve this (currently mind are angled more down than towards me).

I have always thought the controls on the bars are not placed very ergonomically - you pretty much have to remove your full hand just to switch the indicators. Not sure if that's just me but I had the same issue even with the stock bars.

I wonder how difficult it would be to change these to one indicator per side on a simple on/off switch...

I would definitely recommend changing to drag bars, the appearance change is drastic in my opinion compared to stock but depends on your preference / riding habits as it isn't the most comfy for long distance.
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Definitely looks more aggressive with the drag bars. That plus the fender eliminator completely changes the ugly factory looks of it. I couldn’t get those 2 things done quick enough.
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Definitely looks more aggressive with the drag bars. That plus the fender eliminator completely changes the ugly factory looks of it. I couldn’t get those 2 things done quick enough.
Agree.
Small changes seem to make a big difference with this bike.
I'm thinking of doing a tank lift too which I think will add to the more aggressive look - the flat pancake isn't doing it for me.

Nice white tank, good contrast!
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Definitely looks more aggressive with the drag bars. That plus the fender eliminator completely changes the ugly factory looks of it. I couldn’t get those 2 things done quick enough.
You leave the down pipes uncovered? Definitely looks cooler than those plastic covers. Do you ever burn your leg?
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