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Drag bars; anybody offer any experience, advice, etc. with VTX riding position, comfort... I am a big fan of drag bars but the reach distance on my new VTX seems too long if I switch. Any ideas or opinions? I am 6'3", 34" inseam and sleeve length, 240 lb. Bike is 2002 VTX 1800 C; 22,000 miles, MAJOR accessories.

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Drag bars; anybody offer any experience, advice, etc. with VTX riding position, comfort... I am a big fan of drag bars but the reach distance on my new VTX seems too long if I switch. Any ideas or opinions? I am 6'3", 34" inseam and sleeve length, 240 lb. Bike is 2002 VTX 1800 C; 22,000 miles, MAJOR accessories.

Thanks to my new friends, fellow "X" riders.

Nurseman
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Are you looking at new one-piece drag bars with the risers built in, or a new straight bar and using your old risers?

Either way, if you go with a one-piece design, just make sure you go with something that are at longer than 6 inch risers. Mine are 6 inch and while they look great, I get a knot in my lower back after an hour or so. I'm used to it now, but next time I'd go with 7-8" risers.

Same thing if you buy a straight bar for your stock risers. If it's not comfortable, get some new risers.
 

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I had a set of Flanders 35 degree drag bars with 6" risers, that lasted about a summer before I changed out to beach bars. I'm only 6', but it was just too far of a reach to be comfortable, especially after a buffet. :pepper1::pepper1:
 
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