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« on: May 28, 2012, 07:36:18 pm »

Overall Rue says she loves her new-to-her '09 Ninja, but she also says compared to her former SV it take a bit of persuasion to get it to fall into corners.  We dropped the front end 10mm by raising the forks and that's helped a little.  

I see the 2012 650r's have a 20mm wider handlebar - have any owners here gone to a wider bar as well on their older bikes and if so, what's your experience & recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 03:57:54 pm »

I put an aftermarket handlebar on my '06 Ninja, but I went for higher not wider - more of a standard riding position (and I'm very happy with it).

How many miles on her front tire and what brand and model?  (and what PSI?)
If it's not the OEM (which would mean it's an OLD tire) and not to many miles, raise the PSI a pound or 2 at a time.

I recently put Pirelli Angels on and I ABSOLUTELY luv them!  I feel I can flick it to any lean angle I want and change my line at will and no highway twitchyness.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 11:54:25 am »

In order to copy the bars on my friends 99 SV 650, which I liked, I had to narrow and move forward the bars on my 06 Ninja 650.  I found that Bikemaster Superbike bars cut one inch off each end did the trick.  It gives me a slighly more forward lean and helps in cornering.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 10:44:34 am »


In order to copy the bars on my friends 99 SV 650, which I liked, I had to narrow and move forward the bars on my 06 Ninja 650.  I found that Bikemaster Superbike bars cut one inch off each end did the trick.  It gives me a slighly more forward lean and helps in cornering.
That's exactly what I did!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 03:03:16 pm »

I just put on a Roadsmart 2 on my front wheel.  

Falls into corners sooooo nice!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 11:26:32 am »

I went with the coerce low bar. Bit more sporty feel, but not uncomfy for longer rides. More weight on front end did miracles for handling. And dropped my mileage to about 32 mpg for my first tank.....
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