Handle bar setting

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Handle bar setting

Post by l100 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:53 am

Hi Goldwingers

What is the ideal handlebar setting and how do you determine what will be your best for good posture and control???

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Re: Handle bar setting

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:28 am

Set it to suit your personal comfort level.
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Re: Handle bar setting

Post by HawkeyeGL1200 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:53 am

I like to sit with my back straight up and down, with my feet just slightly forward of my hips. I also do not like to have to "reach" for the grips.. so I adjust my bars so I can ride like I want to sit on the bike, with my elbows slightly bent, with hands in riding position. Sometimes it takes a few trips to get the bars just right, as seat position is also something I may or may not goof with while I'm trying to get maximum comfort out of my riding position. Once I get it right, I know it... and I don't change anything.
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Re: Handle bar setting

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:47 am

I agree - whatever feels right to you. Sometimes it will take months for me to adjust everything to the way I like it.

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