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VTR 1000 with VFR bars

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by jypt, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. I am currently in a serious positions to purchase a VTR 1000 Firestorm which i have found very exciting to ride. As an every day commuter and coming from a cruiser I have found the riding position challenging for everyday commuting. I have made some enquirys and found that I can put VFR bars on which should give me approx a 1 inch rise.

    I am asking people for opinions or facts if you have any on the following;

    1. Will this idea actually make it a more comfortable riding position
    2. Will it compromise the way the bike handles


     
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  2. Another option is to add some bar risers. These lift the bars by around 20mm and make a huge difference. I did this for the same reason, found myself 95% commuting on it. I also put on mirror extenders for the same reason. Bar risers new are around $100 from the US. Bar risers don't affect the ride or handling. The VFR bar mod is not that popular as I believe you need to modify you fairing to make it fit.

    In the end I solved the commuting comfort problem by buying a BMW. Miss the noise and grunt of the Storm though a little.
     
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  3. I usually get a rise just riding my bike :grin:
     
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  4. Thanks Paul, i must say i got that quite a few times yesterday. :grin:
     
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  5. Thanks for the info, sounds like a great idea.

    Any ideas of where i can go to get them or enquire
     
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  6. i would as well think that it would hit on the fairng theres isnt alot of room there in the first place and they already raised/rotated the bars 7 degrees up
     
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  7. http://www.zianet.com/genmar/h116.html

    Prices seem to have gone up a little, still not too bad. Biggest thing I found was that it was much more comfortable on the wrists. No where near as sore after a long ride.
     
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  8. I have risers on my VTR, (it's for sale BTW....) and they do make a world of difference. It's only about 16mm,... but wait till you try it....
     
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