HeliBars for 1800 2005yr


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Hotsauce
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HeliBars for 1800 2005yr

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I just came across this item and I wanted to know if there's anything to this. All the reviews say the addition of HeliBars makes the 1800 seem 300lbs lighter with better control in low speed sharp turns. I'm a new rider and the 1800 is my 1st bike. I'm not even sure I understand the concept. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thanks



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Re: HeliBars for 1800 2005yr

Post by Wingsconsin »

I do not have the Helibars - but they seem to me to be a single unit set-up of what I ended up with...

I have handlebar risers on my 1800 - I have rather longish arms and kept the risers with the standard spread (instead of the ones that rbing the handles in closer together - I tried those and it was too narrow for me to be comfortable) -
I added a Texellent bar to mount GPS, and other RAM accesories so that acts like the cross - bar -

The idea is that these stiffen the handlebars and make the bike more responsive to steering input - if I understand this correctly.

I do not know if that actually works - but I like it for me- more comfortable being up the 3/4" and the Texellent bar offers mounting options and perhaps a stiffer handlebar...

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Hotsauce
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Re: HeliBars for 1800 2005yr

Post by Hotsauce »

Hello. Thank's for answering my question. That helps a lot. This is something I think I'm going to look into. Thanks again.

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