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Aftermarket lower bars

I think I moght enjoy having the handle bars a littles lower on my cbr. Can a bar be installed that is lower than the stock? Is this done or is this a bad idea due to some reason I have no clue about.

Here is an example of a bar I would think of using to replace the stock bar.

Universal Motoycycle Clip on Handlebars 37mm for Honda CBR250R Suzuki GS500 | eBay
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.... Is this done or is this a bad idea due to some reason I have no clue about....
I can think of the fairing as a reason
Aside the even more "sportive" position


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Can I ask why you want them lower?
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ergonomics vary from rider to rider..
sometimes it feels like you need bars further
away or closer of at a different angle etc,
which brain is calculating more or less
from shoulders..
to get a better idea of your body dynamics
think of your whole body sitting on the seat
while riding, then imagine that shape
pivotting on its center of gravity,
[like a cut-out pivotting on a pin]
somewhere around your pelvis/hip area..

obviously main joints move independently,
but will prefer a certain alignment relative
to the rest of your body..
so the pivot imagery gives some idea of
how your lower body, hips to feet,
move in relation to your upper torso to arms..

in other words, if you lean forward to lower bars,
its also better to place your feet slightly rearward
and higher, with some movement of hips/pelvis
back [away from tank] along the set..

to get a rough idea of this, try riding with elbows
bent more than usual [ie, torso leaning forward]
with feet on passenger pegs.. [once in 5th, say]
feet will be too far back and up, but it gives you
a feel for that sort of positional change..

at 5'7-8" i find stock bar position good,
[wouldnt mind a touch lower, angled inward]
but made better with yoshi rearset plates,
which move pegs back and up..

thing about those clip-ons is their variability..
you can try them out in many positions
going for that 'perfect' position..

bear in mind also that the feeling of needing
bars closer/lower etc also means you may
need to experiment with whole of body
position incl where your pelvis sits
on the seat [between seat stop and tank
and other habitual positioning from
knees to neck and head..

imagine very high bars, reaching upwards etc,
and how that would effect your spinal vertebrae
neck and head etc, or very low forward bars
with stock pegs, and how that would effect
head and neck position, and hunchback
type of responses..

plenty of riders choose clipons, with wide
adjustment potentials, and also rearsets
[or plates] to compliment that better
adjustment and resulting ergonomics..

problem has always been with clipons
the fact of conventional tank position
and shape.. sometimes requiring
'indentations' to allow for turning
of clipons while riding..

with any clipons youy will compromise
some element such as how close
they get to tank, which you will need
to get used to maneuvering etc..

otherwise, its not a big cost
in bucks or effort to find out
for yourself...
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I think I moght enjoy having the handle bars a littles lower on my cbr. Can a bar be installed that is lower than the stock? Is this done or is this a bad idea due to some reason I have no clue about.

Here is an example of a bar I would think of using to replace the stock bar.

Universal Motoycycle Clip on Handlebars 37mm for Honda CBR250R Suzuki GS500 | eBay
If you don't mind the wait for shipping, Tyga Performance makes some clip ons that theoretically are as low and forward as you could realistically make the bars. I have an exhaust from them on my bike, and was really impressed with both build quality and customer service, but shipping will take FOREVER.

Tyga Performance - Handlebar Set, Black, CBR250R/CBR300R - CNC Machined Parts
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if it hasnt been mentioned, if those clip-on bars
bend due to a side drop, you only need replace
the bar, rather than the cost and nuisance of
removing and reinstalling a complete
new one piece stock clip-on..
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Can I ask why you want them lower?
Sometimes I feel like I would like to be pitched a little more forward when cruising or feel like I'm being yanked backward when accelerating. I know there are tips and tricks with posture and form when riding that can be adjusted. But I was curious what anyone had to say in regard to adjusting the height of the bars.

And don't get me wrong. At times I'm loving being able to sit up and be a little more upright when cruising with the bars just how they are.
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racers for eg, have 'everything' tuned to suit
their personal riding preferences incl
ergonomics, to allow for not only
comfort etc, but better control
and ability to ride their motorcycle..

we are all born slightly differently
then develop habits of movement
and position etc, so its natural
and normal to not 'fit' any particular
stock motorcycle perfectly..

even little things do matter,
and contribute to rider control,,
not to mention simple pleasure...
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I completely understand the reasons mentioned for lowering them. I just asked for the sake of what he was looking to lower them for whether it's Racing, comfort, Etc.
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I completely understand the reasons mentioned for lowering them. I just asked for the sake of what he was looking to lower them for whether it's Racing, comfort, Etc.
And that's why I post. So I get different responses. Answering your question helps me understand why I even asked in the first place.
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