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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I see there has been a lot of discussion on this subject, but I'd like to ask a little different way. I'm getting new handlebars for my bike, originals are bent a little from previous owner, and I have selection narrowed down. I have to go cheap so it's either the Emgo magna hawk or the daytona touring.
My major question is do I want the sweepback and down of the magna hawk or the straighter daytona touring? I am looking for more comfort and control and don't care about the "cool" look. Also this is mainly a daily rider, I'm not going to be doing long rides.
Thanks in advance for the help.
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You should pick whatever one is more comfortable to you... Asking opinions on bars is terribly subjective.

We don't know what you would like. (Are you big, how tall are you, how long are your arms, do you have a stock seat,???? )

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thanks, that is quite true. I was just hoping there would be at least some type of comparison reviews. I'm 6' 2" long arms with a stock seat, and it has been a while since i have rode a whole lot.
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Do you have links/photos/dimensions of the two bars?

Just a stab at this, but usually anything that has "touring" in its name will likely be more comfortable....

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Im surprised you didnt mention this Knife, since I think yer the one that did before.
Close yer eyes and sit on the bike in your preferred riding position. Stretch yer arms out to where you feel would be best to hold the grips. have a friend there to take note and measure.
If youre not concerned about looks, then thats the best way to do it for comfort. I prefer wider bars because its less of a drastic control. the tighter you are to the steering head, the jerkier your steering will be. Also, you being tall, make sure your grips arent higher than your shoulders if you go taller bars. Thats a no no in most states. I like mine to be halfway between shoulder and elbow.
Remember too, with different bars, you may need to get longer cables.
I just bent my stock to suit for now (wider and less sweep), but am looking for others. Check the dealerships too. many guys when buying a new bike or shortly after will have the dealer install customs. My local dealer has a "bargain bin" with all kindsa stock parts fer 1/2 price. Some may show a lil wear. But beats shipping and you can then "feel them" which you cant do by mail.



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