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Offline dave_a

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Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
on: 06 June, 2021, 02:48:10 PM
Been riding for 50 years. First time ever I had my throttle hand start to ache and go numb after doing 6-7hrs on my "new to me" '07 Tiger 1050. I "think" there's too much pressure on my thumb, pinching nerves. I "think" I need a less flat bar, meaning more pull back on the grips. Dimension E needs to be greater.
Anyone experience this or change their bars? OR am I just getting old?  :005:


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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #1 on: 06 June, 2021, 05:14:54 PM
I guess you have the stock chrome bars,
I had the same problem with sore thumb and numbness on left hand,
I changed to Renthal low roads which solved the problem but they were too low so had to fit risers also they have no thread in the end for the stock bar ends and no holes for heated grips,
simplest option if the angle suits is to replace with stock fatbars and risers from 2013 on,

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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #2 on: 08 June, 2021, 03:10:31 PM
Thanks Steve, are you sure Triumph changed the angle on later models?
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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #3 on: 08 June, 2021, 06:34:15 PM
Can't confirm that unfortunately, sorry but if they did it would be your best option,
I can't imagine they would be the same, chrome bars to ally fatbars, hopefully someone here will be helpfull enough to measure roughly what you require
or if you can find one locally  :008: sorry,
maybe trawl the selling sites over there and see if you can find some suitable pics long shot I know,

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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #4 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:55:14 AM
2007 must be too old for anyone to care, Steve.
Maybe I'll strap the bike on the trailer, put the trailer on the truck. Put the 8' steel pipe on the bar ends and fine tune them bends!
I just don't know whether to go forward or backward.
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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #5 on: 10 June, 2021, 09:58:00 AM
Renthal do a whole range of bars with dim's to suit any riding situation. Alternatively, I made some bars for my old Brit bike using st/st tube & an electricians conduit bender, maybe you could alter yours using same.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: Handlebar Angle 2007 Tiger 1050
Reply #6 on: 10 June, 2021, 10:46:57 AM
it's very hard to know the effect on your hands of very small changes in handlebar height and angle, without just trying it out, as multiple owners will confirm. Best thing I can suggest is first get a pair of simple handlebar risers and see how you go. From there you may have a better idea about higher, further back, whatever. Afraid it's really a case of suck it and see.