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Old 07-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #17611
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Seating position on my XC is the only thing I don't like about it, even after installing Rox risers it's uncomfortable. Still can't really relax, have to sit ramrod straight which strains my back or put weight on the hands by leaning forward.
Have you tried flipping the XC risers around (raises and moves the bars forward) then leaning the bars back in towards you? That and 30mm risers (similar to ROX height) solved the ergo issues for me.

Also, have you tried using the high seat position in the front and the low in the back?

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #17612
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Keep it going

Seating position on my XC is the only thing I don't like about it, even after installing Rox risers it's uncomfortable. Still can't really relax, have to sit ramrod straight which strains my back or put weight on the hands by leaning forward.


That's the stock seat angle...my flat saddlemen relaxes riding posture.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #17613
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:31 PM   #17614
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:32 PM   #17615
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #17616
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I also have ergonomic issues with the Tiger. No matter what I do, I plain can't get the damn thing feel right on longer trips.

I tried higher bars, lower bars, bars rolled forward, rolled back, normal seat, comfort seat, low seat, OEM pegs with and without rubber, Fastway pegs, ... no matter what I do, I end up with pain in my shoulders, neck, and a new one crept in last weekend: upper arm.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:56 AM   #17617
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I also have ergonomic issues with the Tiger. No matter what I do, I plain can't get the damn thing feel right on longer trips.

I tried higher bars, lower bars, bars rolled forward, rolled back, normal seat, comfort seat, low seat, OEM pegs with and without rubber, Fastway pegs, ... no matter what I do, I end up with pain in my shoulders, neck, and a new one crept in last weekend: upper arm.
This is all to do with the sweep in the bars. I've said many times that they are too straight which cocks your hands at an unnatural position. That transfers to all the connecting bits in you arms and body. You can't polish a turd. If the bars are wrong to start with it doesn't matter what angle you turn them to they'll still feel wrong. ROX risers only make you sit up straighter and take weight off your wrists which disguises the problem.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #17618
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So much more comfortable!

I do this and I need only about another 15mm and I reckon it would be perfect. Alas, the factory risers I had started with cause my clutch to pull ever so slightly when full lock left turns happen.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #17619
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #17620
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I also have ergonomic issues with the Tiger. No matter what I do, I plain can't get the damn thing feel right on longer trips.

I tried higher bars, lower bars, bars rolled forward, rolled back, normal seat, comfort seat, low seat, OEM pegs with and without rubber, Fastway pegs, ... no matter what I do, I end up with pain in my shoulders, neck, and a new one crept in last weekend: upper arm.
Exact same problem I have. I wonder if switching to the xc bars might solve this? I would really like to see the specs on the xc vs. Roadie bars.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #17621
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This is all to do with the sweep in the bars. I've said many times that they are too straight which cocks your hands at an unnatural position. That transfers to all the connecting bits in you arms and body. You can't polish a turd. If the bars are wrong to start with it doesn't matter what angle you turn them to they'll still feel wrong. ROX risers only make you sit up straighter and take weight off your wrists which disguises the problem.
That's what I noticed too. If I have my hand with elbows sticking out like on MX bike, my wrist feel fine. But on the Tiger we don't sit that close to the bars. I'm looking for the bars now with the same rise as stockers but with more sweep. Need to take some measurements.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:38 AM   #17622
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explorer bars, 20 mm risors, and xc mounts. works for me
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #17623
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explorer bars, 20 mm risors, and xc mounts. works for me
Do they have more sweep than T800 bars?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #17624
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Cycle World states that the XC bars are 2.7 inches wider than my Roadie.
As the seat goes I have the front on the high setting and the back mount on the low setting. It levels the seat out and makes it much more comfortable.
The gel seat works well also as long as you have no ass to speak of.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #17625
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Do they have more sweep than T800 bars?
yes, much better on the wrist

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,6632.0.html


I tried the rox risors, didn't help. For sale if you want them.
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