Originally Posted by JWhitmore44
A set of bar backs may keep your fingers out of harms way. The only issue is that you may end up in more of an upright position or get the bars too close to you.
Yeah........i looked into handlebar options and ended up going with "superbike" bars. if you have too much pullback you end up hitting the tank on these bikes. i saw a thread where someone drilled, tapped, and installed a small bolt into the steering lock to make the stop point adjustable. the stock bars have the control wires mounted internally. it was no fun drilling the new bars for internal wiring.
I guess it really wasn't a proper road side tube change because my girlfriend showed up to the rescue with a jack and tool box.