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Old 01-17-2019, 05:11 AM   #1
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DRZ400SM Stock Handlebar Angle

I'm wondering if anyone has some guidance on what could be the best angle to setup the handlebar of the DRZ for a tall person. I have already changed the seat to an SDG tall seat but the handlebar feels strange.
It is currently set for the mid range (3 I believe) which seems to be the same angle the forks are (parallel to the forks).
I'm not planning on changing the current fatbar it comes with unless there is no other option.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:06 AM   #2
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Handlebars and the angle thereof is individual. Get on the bike, put the handlebars in the location and angle that is comfortable for you. There are risers to change the height and a myriad of optional handlebar bends to choose from. Keep in mind width is selectable by trimming the ends off...
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:31 AM   #3
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As George said...

Also... keep in mind that if you do go taller (risers or bars) you will reach a point that your current cables(s) will not reach.
Taller and wider exacerbates this.

Once mounted make sure you have cable play from steering lock to lock.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:59 AM   #4
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:07 AM   #5
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Don’t forget to change lever position if needed after adjusting the bar.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:26 AM   #6
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Loosen the clamps a bit while seated on the bike. When you rotate the bars forward and back you will see your elbows either come out and away from your body or in towards your body because bars have sweep and rise. I've helped countless people do this on mountain bikes, same bar shape on your DRZ. It is very personal, but there is a lot of theory that shows having a natural bend in your elbows causes less fatigue. Also, having your shoulder to elbow to wrist relationship somewhat neutral will prevent you from making unnecessary inputs into the motorcycle. As said above, once you get to a position you like, adjust the levers accordingly. Obviously this doesn't apply to sport bikes, but works well on dirt bikes, or any bike with a dirt style bar mounted on clamps above the triple tree.
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