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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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DDC Suspension Service and HeliBars

Had my 2015 RR forks serviced yesterday and added HeliBar Tracstars at the same time. Start to finish, including test-ride, took the tech about 3.5 hours. I'm an aging sport bike rider and refuse to change my RR for anything else. So, HeliBars were the ridepreserver (see what I did there!) and, man, they did not disappoint! I joke that I now have a 199hp RT. Did a little over 200 miles yesterday and didn't have anywhere near the same discomfort as stock. It also improved hip and knee angle for me. Results may vary.

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I'm amazed every time I take a set of DDC forks apart for service how much black soot and garbage in in there. And fresh oil feels so much better.
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How can helibars improve knee angle?

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I think you meant to put this in the brake drag thread?
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How can helibars improve knee angle?
I wondered the same and am guessing an overall improved seating position will impact knee position, such as sitting a little further back/up. Which is what the HeliBars do for me. Also, since my hip angle isn't as acute, muscles/tendons etc are not stretched as much, giving my knees further relief. I'm a fit 55, 6'3" and 215#, so when I get a little room on a sport bike I notice it pretty easily.

I only have income for one bike, and it's my daily ride, so I was really close to trading it on a new XR. Didn't want to, so took a risk that the HeliBars would have a big enough impact. And they did.

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