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Dulcimerbob
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I got my Cylone humming and took about an hours ride yesterday thru the mountains. The former owner put Clubman bars on and my short arms were fully extended to reach them. It has a corbin seat and I was slid back to take advantage of the rise on the seat. All my weight was on the bars and my back was stretched. I came home with a sore back and wrists after . Any ideas on bars for a little more comfort ? Or am I just not Buell material at 58?
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Jramsey
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

You sound like me a little out of shape but not over the hill yet

Change the bars to stock or use S3T bars for an additional 1-1/2" rise over stock.
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Jim2
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Bob, I'd love to see a picture of you M2 with the Clubman's and the seat together. How about mounting the Clubman's in reverse?

Pictures please!
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Firebolt020283
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I have the superbike bars on my m2 which was much better on my wrist than the crossroads bars that were on my bike when I got it. But the are still lower than the stock bars.
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Buellistic
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Have S1/X1 bars on my 1997 S3T raised 3/4 inch ...

Foot pegs lowered one inch ...

Seat up-dated to 1999 S3 seat with a bead seat cover which raise'es my but 1/2 inch ...

KAWA clutch/brake levers for finger/hand control ...

Race springs and Screaming Eagle fork oil and a 500 pound rated rear shock spring ...

Front and rear suspension pre-load/compression/rebound set to my comfort level ...

EVERY BODIES ERGONOMICS LEVEL IS DIFFERENT AND YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL HAVE TO TUNE FOR COMFORT !!!"
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Dulcimerbob
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Thanks for the replies. I'll explore some bar options.Buellistic , how did you lower the footpegs? I'll post some pics before I do any changes.
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Snake_oil
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 07:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I am 55 and beat up from 30 tears of off road racing, I use vintage mx bars with 1" bar risers, I also have a corbin seat, my setup is great for me,
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Buellistic
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Dulcimerbob:

The PART NUMBERS "i" am give'ing you are early Harley-Davidson/BUELL MOTOR COMPANY ...

The Harley-Davidson parts technician will run the part number and tell you if they are still available or not ...

If still available the new(BUELLschitte Number) part number will show up ...

You will "HAVE TO" ask the parts technician
to run the number/number's STATE WIDE and COUNTRY WIDE to find a Dealer that has one or more in stock ...

HANDLEBAR,S1 PN 55925-96Y(1 each)

CLAMP,handlebar PN 55874-97Y(1 each) Have a machinist mill the top to get a 3/4 inch spacer ...

FOOT PEG MOUNTS, one inch drop PN 50548-94Y(left and right}

(Message edited by buellistic on March 21, 2010)
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Dulcimerbob
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 08:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Thanks . I'll check it out
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Bob,

If you've got those bars in the down position they are probably miserable to ride with, try flipping them, they're reasonable comfortable that way. Stock bars cost too much from the dealer, I suggest you try and find some here or online, or at least order them from a sponsor if you're gonna spend the money.

Don,

Who is the maker on those superbike bars? I'm considering pulling my crossroads off so my brother can make another base plate for me. Plus the hand guards look f-ugly due to the downward angle on the 7 degree bar.
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Brinnutz
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Could always look into these..=)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Custom-Billet2Race- Aluminum-Top-Triple-Tree-4-Buells-M2_W0QQcmdZViewI temQQhashZitem4a9f83fb8fQQitemZ320503806863QQptZMo torcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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Buelltours
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Agree on the bars. Your profile says you got a 97 M2, so I guess that you have the narrow tail with a corbin? Should you have the later wide tail, the corresponding corbin is indeed shaped for tall people. I am 6'4 and sit VERY comfortably on the 99-02 M2/Corbin combo with standard bars. +1 on the pic :-)
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Koz5150
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I would suggest the wide tail with the stock seat. I have the corbin and the stock seat and I find the stock seat to allow me to sit further forward and straight up then the Corbin does. Also you can bolt the S3T bars onand that will stand you up alot more then the Clubmans you have. I found this to be a little to straight up for me at high speeds (65 mph+) as it put a lot of wind right onto my chest. But I am 6'3".
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Dulcimerbob
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 06:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I am 5'11 and have short arms . I want my arms to be slightly bent and be able to sit on the saddle part of my seat. I am not sure this will be possible unless I get some funky bars. I need to move back on the seat about 3". So any ideas on rise pullback etc ? I have been sitting on the bike trying to get and idea of what I need and am drawing a blank. Any short armed people out there with similar problems? Thanks BTW I LOVE THIS BIKE!
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Dave_02_1200
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 06:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Some bar risers also set the bars closer to the rider. Maybe they could be used along with some bars with a bit more pullback to achieve the fit you are looking for.
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Fasted
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 07:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

these bar risers MAY work




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Buelltifulxb12ss
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 02:37 pm:
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Afew accessories left:
- Blue Zero Gravity touring screen
- XT footpegs
- STT seat
- bar risers

Also have the 17oz. HVMP bar-ends
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Firebolt020283
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 05:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Littlebuggles,

I got them off of ebay though I do not remember from who. I know I got my top clamp from www.preeng.com/

here is a picture of them.

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Firebolt020283
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 05:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

this might be the place they came from

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/black-Motorcycle-su perbike-bar-handlebar-bars-7-8-FP_W0QQcmdZViewItem QQhashZitem5ad2cbc767QQitemZ390083626855QQptZMotor cyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 05:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Thanks Don, that would get you sitting more upright wouldn't it Dulcimerbob?

Brin, that top triple with the "clip-on's" is pretty cool, would be nice to have but I'll guess from the pics it would drop you another two inches from the Crossroads position, not likely to be comfortable for very many...
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Fasted
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 07:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

my risers are precision engineering (sponsor)...i like 'em
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Jayvee
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The stock M2 bars would be better than clubmans, and the easiest/cheapest to find.
Blast bars are maybe 1.5" taller, and 1.5" narrower. S3T bars are about 1.5", and same width.
1" risers from Prec. Eng. would add an inch taller to any of these. Those black Superbike bend bars look posterior-kicking, but would likely not go back far enough, nor high enough. There is a set of Flanders bars made especially for Buell that is even bit taller and more pullback that the S3T, but they cost like $100, at least they come in either black or chrome.

Then there's 'every other 7/8ths bar out there', more to choose from than you can shake a stick at. Plus the Pro-Tapers, and aluminum bars, and the like.
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Dulcimerbob
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Found some today at a boneyard off an old ATV . I think they'll do the job and I got them for free . Can't beat that. While I'm at it I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with heavy bar end weights helping vibration . Thanks for all the help.
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2km2cyclone
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I am 5'10" Bob and I have the stock seat on my bike. I am currently running stock bars and I literally dont have to put any weight on the bars unless I want to.Here is a pic of me on the bike with one hand on the bars to give you an Idea of the stock seating position of an M2, if you are our height.
pic
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Fasted
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

stock seat works VERY well, as it places you farther forward.
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Guell
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 06:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

my thoughts are...

1) go to a 99+ tail and seat, they are much wider and far more comfortable

2) find a used set of stock bars for cheap, the position is very comfy, ive done 600+ mile days on that setup.
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Fasted
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/buell-handlebar-ris ers_W0QQitemZ230453934270QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotorc ycles_Parts_Accessories?hash=item35a81ff8be
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