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post #1 of 55 Old 03-29-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Helibars . . . ridden.

Got my CBR back from Heli last week. Rode it today for an hour, and I like the bars a lot. The stock bars didn't bother me much, I'm 5-11, I thought they were pretty darned good. The Helibars are more comfortable, not the difference I see on my VFR1200, but the stock setup on the VFR was brutal on my wrists. Maybe the stock CBR bars were just less so?

Anywho, if you have any wrist or back complaints, these are a no brainer. Helibars hits the mark moving things around within tolerances, again. Nice job!

They have kept my stock bars, and indicate they may be develop a lower set for track use soon. I'll ride up and try them out if and when. I found the stock bars hard to duck down behind, would think a lower/shorter set would be handy on the track. Not that I do that . . .

Someone asked if the Helibars effected the mirrors' view at all - I can see my elbows as well as ever. Safe travels . . .

Good pics at www.helibars.com
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I've got a pair of these on the way. I'm tending to death grip the OEM bars too much and throw too much weight on my wrists. I still have to learn to grip the tank with my knees as well.
Hopefully the Helibars will reduce the forward lean angle of my torso and take some weight off my wrists.
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Thanks for the write up Slash2!
I've got mine out in the garage but haven't installed them yet. I'm a little worried about ruining the left grip pulling it off the old bar, so might just get a second set (of grips) to have on hand before swapping the bars. They look nice and hopefully will take some weight off my wrists.
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FANTASTIC - glad to hear they are ready. Now, Rick Mayer seat or Helibars first?
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I also just ordered a set. I read an article in 'Motorcyclist' and the rider stated the bars opened up the angle of his hips making the ergos more comfortable....makes sense to me. Can't wait!
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Anybody else get to ride with these bars yet? I have them bookmarked and ready to order.
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Finally got around to installing my heli bars today and went for a short ride. They don't hugely affect the ergos, but certainly a noticeable difference and appear well made. I'll try to report back in a week or two to see if my hands notice a difference
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I decided to go ahead and order them. Shop already said they'd have no problem installing them when I get my first service done. Just looking to relieve a bit of lean to free up some ball space. The Saddlemen saddles with the grove down the middle for prostate relief look like another option I may invest in.
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I think you'll like them Soulbreeze. Again, just keep in mind they don't make a HUGE change, but noticeable. They're probably the best thing going as far as taller bars go without making MAJOR modifications.
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Yeah, that was a major factor in me buying. Bars working with all the OEM cables/parts is a huge plus.
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