Get excited for some fuzzy poor photos of a handlebar! It will be nice when spring comes and the bike can be out in the light, instead of in the dark under the bare lightbulb.
I have been working on the handlebars again. Last autumn I changed out the stock handlebar to a ProCycle kit of high bend handlebars and Warp9 raised clamps. (The kit also contained the lower foot pegs, giving me almost two inches more depth without dropping below the frame and skid-plate. Length I needed.) I wanted to make some more changes to better fit me, and my style.
Rox risers for an additional 2". I am now at about 3" above stock, 5" more between foot-peg and handlebar, and that should give me the balanced standing position I am aiming for. (It was interesting to see that Rox is located here in Northern Minnesota!)
I did have to reroute some of the cables, but did not have to remove the gas tank as I was able to get what I needed from the tank on.
Acerbis X-Factors for hand guards. These are huge soup bowls and should provide the needed protection for the ever possible 40* temps during riding season.
Of course I had to change out the bulbs in the instruments for LEDs. I just really like the crisp look of an LED light, cheap smiles for me.
Went ahead and put on the Trail Tech handlebar switch for the upcoming aux offroad lighting.
And the RAM mount for the smart phone went on. RAM X-Grip, short arm, M8 mount 367U screwed into the side threading of the Rox.
That is how I like to navigate, GPS app to know where I am and paper maps to figure out where I am going.
Thats all for now. More to come.