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Handle Bar Question

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by stigger, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. I've replaced my bent stock bars with some flatter bars from a dirt bike of some kind. Now when riding I'm getting sort/achey thumbs, so It's pretty obvious that I need to change the angle of the bars so the questions is which way, I'm of the opinion that twisting them forward will lift the ends and sort it??? or am I talking bollocks as usual???

  2. Try it.

    Could be the angle of your levers too.
  3. bar positions that lock the elbows can cause sore thumbs. Rotate them so your elbows unlock.

    It could also be that you are not used to the new position yet.
  4. An overall relaxed riding position should probably be considered. If your bars are too low you might want to look at some of those aftermarket clamp extenders to raise the bars.
  5. Thanks for that chaps, I went forwards this morning got worse so backwards might be the go...