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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lower bars or windshield?

I want to get both, but can only afford one at the moment. So which do you think I should get?

I'm looking at some bars that are about half the height as stock and about 2 inches less pullback. I think I'd really like them as the stock bars are nice for cruising, but I like to ride the Vulcan a little aggressively, especially in the twisties.

Then I'm looking at a Slipstreamer Spit Fire windshield. I can definitely see the benefits of this. It'll make freeway riding so much nicer without being a huge fairing.

I can't decide, so help me make the choice.

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I'd get the windscreen first. I just rather have the comfort.

Logically however it makes more sense to get the bars first. As when you do get the windscreen it will be a one time install. If you get the shield first, you'll have to remove it and then reinstall it to fit the new bars.

So....hope that helps....

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Not really... that's pretty much my dilemma.

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Bars first...proper control is more important than comfort (besides, its almost frickin summer !). And as Knife said, if ya get the windshield first, you'll need to remove and readjust again...maybe even cut and trim...
The steps go 1-2-3-4, not 2-1-4-3...
...do the bars.....



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Get the bars. You already ride full face. Full face and windscreen to me is silly IMHO.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 11:27 PM
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Get the bars. You already ride full face. Full face and windscreen to me is silly IMHO.
Silly until you go down and slide separated from the bike although I see your point during normal riding.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
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but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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