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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2006, 5:21 pm Thread Starter
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Handlebar perfection!

I read on another thread how when you get the handlebars just right that the seat isn't bad at all.

I've been playing with the adjustment on mine and finally found the sweet spot, for me, today. The second notch up from the lowest point did it.

Amazingly enough, the seat WASN'T as tortuous. They're still getting overnighted to Kontour Wednesday, though. I really miss my Kontour that I had on the LT. Just not used to crawling off a bike with a sweaty crotch (put that picture in your head and percolate on it awhile!:wtf )

I've fallen in love with this bike all over again. That, and a new helmet as my Araii was starting to get a leetle ratty.

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What was that middle thang?
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I read on another thread how when you get the handlebars just right that the seat isn't bad at all.

I've been playing with the adjustment on mine and finally found the sweet spot, for me, today. The second notch up from the lowest point did it.

Amazingly enough, the seat WASN'T as tortuous. They're still getting overnighted to Kontour Wednesday, though. I really miss my Kontour that I had on the LT. Just not used to crawling off a bike with a sweaty crotch (put that picture in your head and percolate on it awhile!:wtf )

I've fallen in love with this bike all over again. That, and a new helmet as my Araii was starting to get a leetle ratty.
Grif....
did you use LOCTITE on those bolts once you adjusted the handlebar height?
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I thought about trying adjusting the handlebar, just haven't had a chance to do it yet... What you tighten the screw to after adjusting the handlebar.

2 click from the botton... You must be leaning quite a bit forward...

Now that you butt don't hurt, how's your wrist?

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Grif....
did you use LOCTITE on those bolts once you adjusted the handlebar height?
They have a nylock type nut, no need to use loctite. Did you know red loctite tastes the best. I promise!

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I thought about trying adjusting the handlebar, just haven't had a chance to do it yet... What you tighten the screw to after adjusting the handlebar.

2 click from the botton... You must be leaning quite a bit forward...

Now that you butt don't hurt, how's your wrist?

Thanks.
They tighten to 20 Newton meters. I just give them a good twist and I bet you they're real close. I have a calibrated left hand.

Not leaning forward too bad at all and no wrist pain whatsoever. It's perfect, for me. A veritable nirvana of posture pleasure.

If y'all haven't tried adjusting the handlebars, I suggest you give it a whirl. Real simple to do, just back the bolt out till it stops and jig them up or down to your pleasure. That is, if you're not delighted with how it feels now.

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Did you know red loctite tastes the best. I promise!
I wish I didn't know this myself!

For what it's worth I have my bars set at exactly the same spot as you - coming off the Duc, I tried high and low, and found this setting to be the best for me as well. Zero pressure on the ol' backside (it really did help wit the seat sucking so badly) and really no pressure in my arms or shoulders at all either.

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I wish I didn't know this myself!

For what it's worth I have my bars set at exactly the same spot as you - coming off the Duc, I tried high and low, and found this setting to be the best for me as well. Zero pressure on the ol' backside (it really did help wit the seat sucking so badly) and really no pressure in my arms or shoulders at all either.
Amazing isn't it? I'm especially shocked after coming off an LT.

How do you live without the clutch rattle?

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I'll take your schveaty balls and raise you my reddened chaffed groin...

Talking to another KGT owner at the dealer yesterday while waiting for my 600 mile service he found that raising the seat helped level it out some. After 200 miles yesterday I started to develop some minor complaints upstairs regarding the seat.

I still feel mucho better than the same wind blown miles on the old Victory, however.

The dude I was talking to was getting the Remus exhaust, headers connector and can (!!) on his GT (at 1100 miles). It's a nice system and sounds even better - not really louder it more gave the GT a bigger set of balls. At $1200 beans though, stock is just fine
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I'll take your schveaty balls and raise you my reddened chaffed groin...
Whew...I was starting to worry if it was me and time to change SOAP!

Certainly a new and not exactly pleasent side effect of lovin' this bike....

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How do you live without the clutch rattle?
I have a wet clutch in the 800 - I know, I know...Ducati sacrilege!!

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