Originally Posted by FXSGARY
Thanks ToddM. Are the handlebars your talking about in your avatar pic?
Anyone else have any thoughts?
Those are drag bars that I put on that XLCH. I know I was using 4 inch pullbacks with them. They may have been the drag bars with a slight one inch rise. I remember using them on a couple bikes. They were similiar to flattrack bars, only narrower. That was many years ago.
The flattrack bars come back further to a more comfortable position. They also position your hands so that your wrists are in a more natural position, which helps make them very comfortable on those all-day rides. When using straight drag bars I always end up with numb hands after a while. The buckhorns just don't feel like I have as much control, almost like the feeling of the older power steering systems on cars compared to a nice, tight rack and pinion. I always try to set up my bike for the most comfort I can get, since I ride tens of thousands of miles a year. Still wanting to get one of those gel seats.... maybe someday.