This is an old thread i was looking through that didnt really apply so i figured id post a new one leaning a different way, maybe one of you will have the answer
I had the opposite problem, the bars were too low and too close to me and i was slouching pretty bad during rides. I started getting a pain beneath my left shoulder blade so i loosened up the clamps and raised my bars up. adjusted the switches, levers and mirrors. so comfortable now, i sit up much better and the girlfriend does too. the ONLY annoying part is that the bars are rubber mounted so if i have to brake hard i have to remember to control that inch or so of play that come with it.
Has anyone ever done away with the rubber mount, is there even a way? or have others just dealt with it. what happens if you replace the bars with apes, i assume the rubber mount stays.
Just looking to see what others have experience with this. I can totally live with it and it is x1000 time comfier riding
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Dakota Digital Tach
L.E.D. Tail Light
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Not sure if anyone makes 'em for Vic's yet but the polyurethane ones for HD work good. They stiffen it up quite a bit. If you really wanted to you could go with washers I think and go solid. Might get that hand numbing thing on long rides though...