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  1. I had an awesome time riding with the crew at last years Ken Mooty memorial ride in November of 2018. We rode a nice loop from Panamint Springs over Hunter Mountain, Tea Kettle Junction, Race Track then over to Ubehebe Crater. While riding from Tea Kettle Junction to Ubehebe Crater the decent is very gradual. The road by any means was not technical, but long and gravelly. I noticed for the first time that my arms were super fatigued. Maybe a mix of smaller front wheel than i'm used to 19" vs a 21" on the F650gs Dakar and also the handle bar position and arm pump. I'm a novice rider when it comes to off road, weekend wrencher and ADV rider. I'm willing to try out the Flexx Bars on the big beast to see if this will help. I know suspension plays a big role in this along with relaxing on a big bike. After taking a look at my wrist position I found it to be more angled in and not neutral which was causing the pain I was feeling. I also recently changed my clutch cable, well one because it broke and was getting worn the point that I needed to "Hercules" every shift! @Jason R So this is fixed now and I have a near silky smooth teflon clutch cable action. Next I of course have adjusted my bars forward to have more access to my controls when riding on the pegs. This has worked, but is fatiguing because the oem bars were not meant to be angled this way. They were meant to be more of a classic BMW cruising comfort style. I've been corresponding with Cole from Fasst Flexx and we will see what he suggests for me and my riding style. We have already exchanged a few emails and he has requested for some specs on the oem bars and what I have set up already. Below are some if the picture I have sent him. He asked question me some good questions wether I had heated grips or not, oem bar end weights, the bolt size of them, what hand guards I use and do I like the current bend. I outfitted my BMW F650 GS Dakar a few years a go with with some Renthal Windham bars and love them. I guess ultimately that is the rise, bend and sweep I am looking for. Feel free to chime in and let me know what you are using. @Eric Hall I know you have the Flexx bars on the 990 project bike. What model/series did you get if you recall? @greedyg what is on your KTM? More to come on this project.
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