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I like your setup Colin. I'm thinking of going to pull-back risers myself... Just to get the bars back a bit more so I'm not leaning forward. I'm 5-8, but still find myself cinching forward in the seat to get more comfortable on the handlebars.
That's what I used to do. This isn't a dramatic difference, but it allows me to sit me back and kind of drops my shoulder blades and elbows. It's a much more settled and less agressive riding position. It also means my wrists aren't turned in so much as there's less pull-back on the 1200S bars. I like MrsB's 883Low riding position, except for the pull-back on the Low bars.
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Your bike looks a lot like my '97sport, except without some of the chrome mine has. Same color scheme except the white part, & mine has a little brown...

I'm also having a problem with my new 26" drag bars... the right hand controls hit the tank unless I turn the bars up some. It looks kind of funny, so this is why I'm thinking of either 30 or 31" bars again like I had before I bent them, or pull-back risers with a bit more rise.... I just hate to keep shelling over the $$$$
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Could you put some spacers under the existing risers? Say 1" spacers with a couple of ½" x 3½" UNC hi-tensile bolts so there's enough thread engaged in the riser. This could be a cheap first try.
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Could you put some spacers under the existing risers? Say 1" spacers with a couple of ½" x 3½" UNC hi-tensile bolts so there's enough thread engaged in the riser. This could be a cheap first try.
Well, that could really work... hopefully though, it wouldn't weaken the bars there where they bolt on... something to try though.. thanks for the suggestion!
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Thanks, Kevyn. Mines the only 'Pewter Pearl' (well...grey really) 883R I've seen so far. I was going to get the orange, it looked soooo good in the photos, only to be disappointed with it in the flesh (so to speak). The black was just a bit too black for me, what with the engine and forks etc. They've stopped doing the grey over here now (and stopped the 883R completely in the US) and replaced it with a dark blue, so mine's going to remain a rare breed.
Colin: Good thing you are in the UK, because when I get done with this bar swap our bikes would look the same! I have the wire wheels on mine, which do you have? That maybe the only difference.

I'm shorter (5'6") and find the bars a little too much reach for me. I have 1" spacers (big nut and washers) under the risers to raise them a little, but that is not enough. When you talk about your wrists, I think that these new bars are straighter, correct? Pullback measures length, but they should also talk about the angle of the ends of the bar, IMO. So does the 56110 bar have less angle at the end compared to the 56085? I'm going for those same grips too, as I also get a cramp with the straight grips when covering the front brake lever. Great setup!!

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Colin: Good thing you are in the UK, because when I get done with this bar swap our bikes would look the same! I have the wire wheels on mine, which do you have? That maybe the only difference.

I'm shorter (5'6") and find the bars a little too much reach for me. I have 1" spacers (big nut and washers) under the risers to raise them a little, but that is not enough. When you talk about your wrists, I think that these new bars are straighter, correct? Pullback measures length, but they should also talk about the angle of the ends of the bar, IMO. So does the 56110 bar have less angle at the end compared to the 56085? I'm going for those same grips too, as I also get a cramp with the straight grips when covering the front brake lever. Great setup!!

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Hi jZ,

Thanks for the compliments....my 883R has the standard issue cast wheels, but I'd like to see yours with the wire wheels. Here's a photo before the bar swap...


The 56110 bars have less pull-back which means they don't angle your wrists in so much. The bars are straighter. The grips are much comfier when cruising, but I still get some cramp when covering the front brake a lot in town. I'll just have to adapt my style, I think.

Post some photos when you've finished. I might want to change something else to make sure my sporty stays unique!
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