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Old 03-20-2017, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I have a 2007 Heritage Classic and after a long ride my lower back twinges a bit. Sometimes i feel as though im stretching for the handlebars a bit so my question is, what kind of handlebars could i replace the stock ones with, without drastic work changing cables and wires? Or would a seat with a riders backrest provide the support i need?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your thinking about a seat with backrest do that before the handlebars since it can change your position and if you change bars first you may end up doing it again .
A backrest is a nice addition I love them .
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Get a Mustang seat. I have Carlini bars on a Heritage. Quite comfortable.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You could try adjusting the angle of your bars or standard height offset risers that would set the bars back a little
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like this, moves them back 1 1/2" http://www.jpcycles.com/product/5000...i0kaApo48P8HAQ
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Use a pair of pullback risers if you like the bars. And adjust the angle a bit....under $100...
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cheers for the responses i appreciate it. With the pull back risers will i need to redo my cables or will there be enough slack to cover the slightly increased height?
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Should be enough slack
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A seat with good lower back support and/or a backrest is a great idea even if you adjust or change out the bars. Nothing ruins a ride like back discomfort or pain.
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if your thinking about a seat with backrest do that before the handlebars since it can change your position and if you change bars first you may end up doing it again .
A backrest is a nice addition I love them .


I have lower back problems also and added a backrest. Was surprised at the difference it makes. You have to remember that when you accelerate (which I do a lot) you have to hold on. Even minor acceleration over the course of a long ride puts more stress on you than you might think. Getting knocked around by wind adds to this even if it's from the sides on a bike with a shield or fairing. The backrest takes the stress and supports you. If you don't believe it, ride something without any wind protection for 3 or 4 hours. Then do the same thing with a backrest or backpack or something else to support your back. You will notice a world of difference.
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See posts 9 and 10. I had back surgery many years ago. Mustang Wide Solo with back rest makes longer rides way more comfortable.
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+1 on the backrest. Great thing to have.

Get that first, then adjust your bars accordingly.
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See posts 9 and 10. I had back surgery many years ago. Mustang Wide Solo with back rest makes longer rides way more comfortable.
+1 on the Mustang Wide Solo with removable back rest. Makes a world of difference on longer rides. For around town I usually leave the back rest at home.
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I haven't felt the need for a back rest just yet. The back part of the seat supports my spine for now. I had a back rest on my GW with a Corbin seat. Damn thing cost almost as much as the seat. It made me feel like I was sitting in the baby chair at the dinner table. It hung in a bag on the garage wall and was never used, but once.

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everybody has a different history but based on my own history my back is as good as the shape I am in. I have had herniated disc in L2/L3 and L4 25 years ago the neurosurgeon wanted to operate on my back, I declined the offer and started getting back into shape. I always weight lifted and I started back into it. I went from being in constant pain to rarely ever having problems with my back. When I get lazy and let my workouts slide I gradually start having issues again. I intend to ride as long as I am able and I intend to make that as long as possible. The only way to extend my riding years as far as I am concerned is to stay in shape. Just a little food for thought
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