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Handle bars

Postby mobydick » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:31 pm

I like my F650 Strada, I dont like the handlebars. They are the original ones but are too straight and uncomfortable at my wrist joint. Anyone tried different bars or had the same problem?

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Re: Handle bars

Postby windmill john » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:53 am

Unlike many other models, Airheads and Oilheads... and Ks... I don’t think your bike caters for different lengths of cables, those three have high bar and low bar options, so you need to plan for any changes in cable lengths.

Have a play around to see bars that you want would still offer enough slack on throttle and clutch and brake cables and wiring., or whether you’d need to change anything.
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Re: Handle bars

Postby P-K » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:10 am

Another solution would be to keep the original bars, and see if you can get some bar risers, or bar backs.
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Re: Handle bars

Postby mobydick » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:30 pm

its the angle I am having trouble with, they make my elbows stick out which has the effect of causing pain in the wrist.
Now this may seem crazy but I can not work out how to move the left and right hand switch assemblies. When I look underneath them there are cap head screws but when slackened the assemblies will not revolve around the bars. I have had numerous BM's but never this problem when playing with handlebars.

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Re: Handle bars

Postby Roy Gavin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 am

They are pinned to the bars, so you would have to remove the switches and remove the pins.
Dont like the idea of two holes in the existing bars, and even one a no no if you go to alloy bars - it is easy enough fix them with a cable tie to the lever perches or cables.
I went to Ex-Ceed steel bars with a alloy look finish, good choice of bends and, in Oz at least, a quarter of the cost of alloy bars

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Re: Handle bars

Postby mobydick » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:21 pm

Thanks for the info Roy. Never come across that one before and puzzled as to why they need to be. John


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