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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 2007, 8:50 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question 2007 R1200S Comfort (Or Lack Thereof)

I love the looks of the 2007 R1200S but when I took one for a test ride, I couldn't get over how uncomfortable the bike was. The handlebars are wayyyyy to low me me. I felt like I was doing a push-up all the time. Does anybody make handlebar risers for that bike? If so, has anybody installed them and what are your thoughts regarding any improved ergonomics?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2007, 5:28 pm
 
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If you are holding yourself up with your arms when you ride, don't buy a sport bike. You will hate it, even if you find risers. It's a common issue for many people but if you try to ride a sport bike like a cruiser or a touring bike you will be incredibly uncomfortable.

I carry very little weight with my arms when I ride. Remembering that the lighter the touch on the bars, the better the bike will handle. I try to look for 1/3rd, 1/3rd, 1/3rd between my legs, butt and arms so I can shift my weight accordingly. It may have to do with your posture. Try keeping your back straight, you arms and neck loose and rolling your pelvis forward. (this really worked for me when I was having back/neck pain) This will shift more weight onto your legs and off your tail bone and wrists.

I find my R12S is way more comfy than my K12RS. I can ride it all day and have done 300 mile stints of aggressive carving and felt fine afterwards but that's just me. I'm 6'1" 200lbs and 45 yrs.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2007, 12:31 am Thread Starter
 
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Well, I fell in love with the R1200S anyways and bought one. This bike looks like a work of art to me. I love it!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2007, 2:34 pm
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Flash, how are you still liking the bike? Have you gotten used to the ergonomics?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2007, 1:24 pm Thread Starter
 
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Yes I have. I put some Verholen Bar Risers on her and absolutely love the bike now. I couldnt be happier.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2007, 10:20 pm
 
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Yes I have. I put some Verholen Bar Risers on her and absolutely love the bike now. I couldnt be happier.

Flash
I bet after you ride a year or so you will like the original setup better.
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