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Original setup was some tall like 6 inch or taller risers with pull back drag bars.
I like wider bars since I am a big guy/
I coulda put the 24 incher pull back drag bars I have on the shelf.

Out of laziness and a tight schedule. I went with what you see on there now instead. They are wider with just stock risers.
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Rocko, if you like 'em that's fine but if you've never had em before, those grips suck. Get a little oil on your hands from a roadside adjustment and the damn things are slipperier than tricky Dick. Plus they look padded and comfy but after about five minutes, they feel like a whore's heart in a snowstorm.

I'd be switchin'
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I like em. It works well in 120F heat. I've had those pretty chrome rubber grips melt like butter out here.

Edit. If hands get slippery. I got sand everywhere,
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The bike looks and sounds good, well done roky, and yes post pics of your trip too lil’ bros mountain, not fair too mention it and tease us


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Yeah. I'll start another thread for that trip. In the meantime. I just splurged for my new outfit for N.C. Hopefully. It will be here before Colorado and Lil Brother.



35 buck t-shirt . But I deserve a little love from myself.

Edit: I read threads and posts where guys pay 20 bucks for 2 screws and a o-ring. So I don't feel too raped.
2nd Edt: I guess this brings the build costs up to grand now.

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