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Vic Miterd XC bars on XR and Ness Mirrors MOD


RV-_Mark said...
Much more relaxed position. It also helps me with slow speed maneuvers.



Yeah, VPM uses them because of their performance in slow-speed maneuvers...but the added benefit is that they are perfect for long hauls, too.  Enjoy!  

2011 Cross Roads
2012 Commander I

I like the look of those and have been on a major research mission to address the crappy grip position Vic thinks we all love so much.  I ended up going with the HeliBars.  They should be here next week and on the bike the following Friday.  HeliSpendy....but I need to get the grip more swept back to about a 40 degree angle rather the the stock 25 degrees.  Plus with a max +4 pullback, I should never, ever have to lean foward again to reach the bars.  Wanted to make sure I can adust them twenty different ways to get them exactly where I like them. 

Everett, WA
Current- 2013 Cross Country Tour
Previous- 2012 Vulcan Voyager
Previous- 2008 Vulcan Nomad

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Checked out Helibars website and it looks like they are the same bars for the CR and the CC. Aren't the CC bars longer?

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Looks good Mark. Can't wait to see it in person.

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RV_Mark, any chance you can post a picture of your stock CR bars in comparison with these?  Say lying on top of these?

I put a set of Cross Country bars on my CR, which got me the pullback I wanted ... but the wrist angle is just not comfortable for me on long trips.  And I don't have the low-speed leverage I would wish for, either.

2010 Midnight Cherry Cross Roads, "Dr. Pepper"
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"Dum Vivimus, Vivamus!"
Woodswoman said...

RV_Mark, any chance you can post a picture of your stock CR bars in comparison with these?  Say lying on top of these?

I put a set of Cross Country bars on my CR, which got me the pullback I wanted ... but the wrist angle is just not comfortable for me on long trips.  And I don't have the low-speed leverage I would wish for, either.




The old bars are at the dealer. The wrist angle seems the same or at least similar. It's so hard to compare different bars. Usually you have to buy them and see how it goes. The Heli bars are completely adjustable......Pricey, but worth it if you're not comfortable.

Woodswoman said...



I put a set of Cross Country bars on my CR, which got me the pullback I wanted ... but the wrist angle is just not comfortable for me on long trips.  And I don't have the low-speed leverage I would wish for, either.


Have you tried adjusting the CC bars up higher.  I did that today on my XR and overall comfort feels better now.  I only raised them about an inch or two so still have more pullback than stock and more height as well.

XKnight said...


 


Have you tried adjusting the CC bars up higher.  I did that today on my XR and overall comfort feels better now.  I only raised them about an inch or two so still have more pullback than stock and more height as well.




I have them fairly high now, or at least they feel high to my shoulders.  My shoulders & back like the position, but my wrists are still not happy -- and when I turn the bars to full lock, I have to lean very far forward.  (I'm only 5' 7", and for a woman my arms are of just average length.)

It would not take a lot of change to make the CC bars better for me. But I'll probably wind up spending hundreds on entirely different bars, darn it.

2010 Midnight Cherry Cross Roads, "Dr. Pepper"
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"Dum Vivimus, Vivamus!"

The chubs look very nice on your bike. I hope to gat an XR (maybe in late summer / early fall. I've had 5 vics but belly up right now.

I had HMD's on my now gone XC and I'm 5' 71/2" with upper back issues......

I found I had to lower the HMD's to the point where my wrists were cocked just like the stock Vic bars and a lot of these Ape style bars BEST wrist angle for comfort is when they are in a more upright position. So when you have to lower them for reach comfort, I find you have to start cocking your wrists more. Shouldn't be an issue for you younger guys though.

Should I get another Vic (which would be an XR if anything) I would be looking hard at the Ness Modular Bars because they would allow you to change the wrist angle for any height you have to set your bars at.

Anyone on here got the Ness Modulars?

Last update on May 23 2013, 11:45 am by zork52.
From the People's Republic of Massachusetts

Those are cool.. I should look and see if they've got a bar that's possibly a taller equivalent of the High-Ball bars without the cable tie holes. Might be a good one for internal wiring to clean up the High-Ball.  Very similar welded design.

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