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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #21
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Here's the problem with the stock bars. It is a failure to understand the market for heavy crusers. Who buys an XCT? Old farts. How are old farts joints at being bent and stressed in unnatural directions? Not good. So why would they sell an old fart model with that kind of handle bars? I bet they had young guys test them, and us old farts know young guys don't know jack.
I'm an old fart and don't have an issue with my wrists. I do use the cruise control on trips and I do have a throttle rocker installed. OR... maybe I'm O. K. because of all the wrist exercises I did as a teenager?
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:15 AM   #22
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I'm an old fart and don't have an issue with my wrists. I do use the cruise control on trips and I do have a throttle rocker installed. OR... maybe I'm O. K. because of all the wrist exercises I did as a teenager?
I think we all did frequent and vigorous wrist exercises as teenagers. Maybe I wore mine out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #23
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I looked in the dictionary for a definition, perhaps an age range for old fart. Can't find it, but I do acknowledge that my thumb knuckles are seizing up after riding the cross bikes for three years now. And yes, I've noticed some aggravation of the wrists. I am 6 ft tall. Maybe it's time to,explore,alternate handlebars. I am just not sure I want apes.......
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I'm an old fart and don't have an issue with my wrists. I do use the cruise control on trips and I do have a throttle rocker installed. OR... maybe I'm O. K. because of all the wrist exercises I did as a teenager?
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Got my Ness modular apes half on tonight. I Should be done tomorrow. Looking forward to painless riding.
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I purchased the iso grip throttle boss for both sides.. and they seem to help my hands.. Im a 53 year old heavy equip mechanic and my hands have worked hard over the years and feel like it..I also installed 2 inch pull back bars too.


http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/36/ISO-Throttle-Boss
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5'7"..... tall ...short?
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Got my Ness modular apes half on tonight. I Should be done tomorrow. Looking forward to painless riding.
Who did you order them through DP? I'm still waiting on mine from CC.
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I'm an old fart and don't have an issue with my wrists. I do use the cruise control on trips and I do have a throttle rocker installed. OR... maybe I'm O. K. because of all the wrist exercises I did as a teenager?
I don't like the way the throttle rolls around under my hand using the electronic cruise control and if I have a firm grip on the throttle; it kicks out. So I installed the SAC grips with cruise control, shortly after getting the bike, which adds friction to the throttle. I usually add enough friction so it stays put but allows me to change throttle position. I find this works much better when riding in traffic on the highway or freeway. I can always use the electronic cruise if I want but I rarely do; even on long stretches of the super slab.
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Who did you order them through DP? I'm still waiting on mine from CC.
CC about a week ago.
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