RE: [T TBS R] Re: New TBS
- The idea of adding risers seems to be a VERY easy fix, seems a lot easier
than reaming out handlebar grommets and such. I found the site and was
curious, did you go with the 7/8" UP or the one with the 3/8" back, too? My
'99 TBS is actually pretty comfortable and I don't have that height problem,
From: meisterbrau_99 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 2:33 AM
Subject: [T TBS R] Re: New TBS
I had the same problem, viewing only my shoulders and arms in the
mirrors. When I installed handle bar risers, the problem was pretty
much fixed, same mirrors - fairly clear view. The forward lean of
the original handlebar position led to cramping between my shoulder
blades on long trips. The risers were made by GenMar (I'm not sure of
the stock number), no changing of cables was required. I can only
imagine the torture of clip-ons on longer trips. p.s. I'm 6'1'',
240# and have over 36,000 miles on my 1998 TBS. Enjoy your ride.
> Finally got my new TBS just over a week ago and I love it. It's
> possibly the best/most enjoyable bike I've ever owned, can't
> wait to get it run-in and open it up.
> There are a couple of things I don't like (nothing's perfect is it).
> Firstly I find the pegs a little high and far back, which means my
> legs feel cramped. The second problem is the mirrors. I've owned
> quite a few bikes over the years but I've never come across such
> mirrors, all I can see is my arms!need
> The first problem I will learn to live with but the mirrors will
> changing pretty quick_____
> before I get any more speeding tickets.
> This really is a great bike and I am really looking forward to the
> summer when I can really
> enjoy it.
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- Thanks for the advice, but I've just taken delivery this morning of
the 2 inch mirror extensions made by Norman Kouba at www.koubalink.com
The best $25 I've spent so far ( I don't like the bar end mirrors ). The finish is
alloy rather than chrome, but they fit perfectly so you hardly notice them
until you use the mirrors then you realise you can actually see behind without
moving your arms! For any UK TBS owners interested the $25 includes airmail
postage and there's no import duty to pay.