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I was wondering if anyone has kept there original handlebars and just loosed them and pushed them forward? If so what did you think about it?

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I actually moved mine back towards me a little and with the cooler I was using for a backrest it was quite comfortable, cant wait til I can afford a real backrest!

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I moved them back a little. More comfortable.

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being 6'2" I had to move mine forward a bit...I'm a lanky basterd
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Hey guys, Newby here. when you say "move them back" or "move them forward" are you just changing the height of the bars, as in rotating them?
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I was wondering if anyone has kept there original handlebars and just loosed them and pushed them forward? If so what did you think about it?
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Hey guys, Newby here. when you say "move them back" or "move them forward" are you just changing the height of the bars, as in rotating them? Thanks,

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That is exactly what they mean.
Just loosen the clamp bolts and push/pull the grips forward or back to where they are comfortable for you.

Oh and BTW, welcome to the group. Go over to the newby checkin and tell us a little about yourself.

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Clock got any pics with them
pushed forward?

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not sure if you can really tell...I just losened them a bit and made em a bit higher by pushing them forward
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Yea you can tell a little not quite as far back. I am short at a whopping 5'7 howver i like riding with my arms fully extended not bent like they are now. so i think imm do exactly what u did

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exhaust
lower
slim down all the lights
Smaller seat


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I pushed mine forward, as it gives me more room when my wife rides with me. Yea, she passed 110lbs a long time ago. LOL! These bikes are only good for carrying small passengers. If they're very 'thick' at all, it can be a bit crowded.

The crux of it all, is I bought this street bike in order for her to be able to participate more with the 'bike' scene at out house... and so far, I don't even really feel comfortable riding her back there. Of course, I just bought the thing last fall, so we'll see how it goes.

ramble off... Back to your normal discussion. But, moving the bars forward will give you more room, and will allow you to sit up a little straighter, which can be easier on the back.

Good Luck!

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