Originally Posted by haji3
I am going to pick up an 2003 RS. I have been riding a k1200lt and f650gs. I prefer an upright/standard riding position. Can I get some experienced opinions on bar backs and risers? Oh, I am 5'9'' with 30 inseam if anybody is same size your opinions would really be good.
I ride a '04KRS and have put just under 40,000mi. on it in 27mos. I'm 5'8" and have a 30" inseam and just signed up for Medicare.
I found that using a 30mm. barback was one of the best modifications I could have made to the bike. Not only did they ease my forward lean a bit, but helped my neck muscles. You will not get anywhere close to the bolt-upright riding style of your other rides.
A 30mm. American Machine barback requires NO changes to controls, hyd. lines or wiring. Any larger offset does require changes.
If your '03 has the stock seat, you may or may not like it's comfort. There are many options if you chose to change it. I would hold off on the seat back for a while.
'04 K1200RS Capri Blue(totaled)
2008 Triumph Sprint ST
Last edited by brucecha; Oct 18th, 2007 at 9:49 am.