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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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I am 5' 8". After several hours of riding my shoulders and elbows start to ache. I also feel like I have to lean slightly forward. Most setups talk about raising the bars as well as moving them back an inch. Don't think I need them raised.

Any suggestions on what setup I should buy?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 10:28 AM
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Back and up will probably be just fine. But there are risers that will just move them closer to you. Closer will get you relief; the slight amt of rise won't usually matter that much.

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Risers I use are up an inch and back 1 1/4, they work great.

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It is expensive but Helibars will take care of any problem that you may have. I used to get a pain between my shoulder blades when I went on long trips but the Helibars took care of that. I kept adjusting them until the pain went away. A side benefit of the bars is the rigidity of the steering input. The horizontal bar that connects the two handlebars does it's job well. One of the better mods that I have done to my wing.
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Risers are the trick,, they work,, help eliminate that back , shoulder, neck pain.
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I am also 5-8" and i installed kury risers,worked great for me.
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Moving the bars with the Heli risers was like magic. Shoulder and neck pain gone !

YMMV it worked for me.

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I am 5'10" and had frequent riding pain between my shoulder blades. I went with the wide MLB risers from WingStuff. That did it. These risers move the grips back 1-3/4" back and 3/4" up. They really fixed me up for less than $100 delivered. Awesome improvement In Comfort AND Control.

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It is expensive but Helibars will take care of any problem that you may have. I used to get a pain between my shoulder blades when I went on long trips but the Helibars took care of that. I kept adjusting them until the pain went away. A side benefit of the bars is the rigidity of the steering input. The horizontal bar that connects the two handlebars does it's job well. One of the better mods that I have done to my wing.
Just got back from my first 500 mile ride with my Helibars. I had the risers(tried them all) and finally bit the bullet and spent the bucks. Completely different ride with my elbows bent instead of straight arms. I can finally fully relax into the seat.

My vertical altitude is only 5'5" so my arms are really short. You might get by with the risers. I'd try that first, but do get your elbows bent, it will make a large difference. Id send you my risers, but my son already stole them off my bench and now tells me I have to help him put them on his bike today... Oh well..


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It is expensive but Helibars will take care of any problem that you may have. I used to get a pain between my shoulder blades when I went on long trips but the Helibars took care of that. I kept adjusting them until the pain went away. A side benefit of the bars is the rigidity of the steering input. The horizontal bar that connects the two handlebars does it's job well. One of the better mods that I have done to my wing.
Dose it solve the low speed jerking

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