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  1. #1
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    New to me bike M50

    Hello,

    I have purchased a 2008 M50 that I hope to have delivered in a couple of weeks. I traded in a wr250r so that I can get back to street riding.
    Can anyone advise how comfortable the stock handle bar position is compared to adding risers?
    I am 5 7" and wasn't able to test ride the bike as there is snow on the ground up here in Toronto.

    Thanks in advance.

    Kane

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  3. #2
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    Get the 2" risers. Easy to install. I'm 5'9" and they fixed the shoulder pain and headaches. You'll ride longer. Shapemaster
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    169 cm here so we're about the same height. I had the 2" risers from shapemaster and it was a huge improvement over stock. I would consider it a necessity now. Stock is ok if your rides are short, but anything over a couple hours will be a lot less fun.

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    I tend to agree with the above......based on experience with other models.....but it is largely a matter of personal preference and I suggest that you wait until you DO have a chance to ride the bike a bit before you decide.

    Arm and leg length can vary a lot among people of the same height.
    But at 5'5" with short arms and legs, I can pretty much bet that I will be better off WITH the risers on anything I get.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  7. #5
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    Thanks for the replies.
    I think I will go with the risers : )

    Kane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin View Post
    I have purchased a 2008 M50 that I hope to have delivered in a couple of weeks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin View Post
    I think I will go with the risers : )
    I think you might be establishing a dangerous precedent here.......with buying things "sight unseen".

    You don't HAVE to have the risers on the first day that you ride.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  9. #7
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    i agree with easy, until you ride the bike you dont know if you even need them. although i am a bit taller (6' 2") i dont have risers and the bike is perfect for all day long. i suspect you will want them but you wont know for sure until you have spent some time in the saddle.
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  10. #8
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    I have the bike in the garage now and the bars are a long reach for me. Short arms : (
    Thanks to Ken at Shape-Master I will have his risers in my hands after my Father in law returns from Florida in April ( I didn't want to pay for shipping etc to Canada )

    Now I pray for an early spring!

    Kane

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    Welcome Brooklin from New Brunswick. I have a C-90 and have been Suzuki for a number of years. I am certain your going to love the M-50. Nothing like the "old V-Twin" on hot and sunny afternoon cruise. I as well am chomping at the bit for spring!
    Last edited by uprightshark; 02-08-2017 at 11:41 AM.


 

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