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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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do you have a drivers backrest
No, stock seat.


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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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You guys know if the stock bars move in clamps? 2010

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without the backrest I slouch forward and it is hard for me to get comfortable, I would never have a wing without a drivers backrest

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Guy, I just put the kuryakyn riser setback on my '08. I had been feeling tension in my shoulder area as well after about 2 hours in the saddle. I'm 5'9" and was reaching just a bit. They made a lot of difference.
If you're nearby in So. Cal. you're welcome to have a sit and see if you like it.

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Guy, I just put the kuryakyn riser setback on my '08. I had been feeling tension in my shoulder area as well after about 2 hours in the saddle. I'm 5'9" and was reaching just a bit. They made a lot of difference.
If you're nearby in So. Cal. you're welcome to have a sit and see if you like it.
Thanks for the offer, I'm in Washington state.

But it sounds like I'm going to adjust my bars soon.

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Those kits are only about $75 so not a great loss if you don't like them. Mine came with two ways of adjustment.
The only thing is you can't put the plastic cover that covers the fork tops back on unless you have longer screws. Well worth it for me though.
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Another thing that I don't believe anyone has mentioned.

The Wing is a fairly large girl and in such some folks initially (myself included) tend to grab on to her like they are riding a bull. Is it possible that you are doing this as well??? A tight grip while riding the Wing will yield the strain in upper shoulders and neck.
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I have no idea what body size the stock 1800 Wing was made to fit, but it isn't any body size I know. Backrest, highway pegs and bar risers seem inevitable. Pick your order of installation.

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2010,. What farther back towards me?
Yes, back towards you and upwards a hair just to reduce your reach for the bars.

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Nope, GL1800 bars are not adjustable. You have to add risers.

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Another thing that I don't believe anyone has mentioned.

The Wing is a fairly large girl and in such some folks initially (myself included) tend to grab on to her like they are riding a bull. Is it possible that you are doing this as well??? A tight grip while riding the Wing will yield the strain in upper shoulders and neck.
Very good point Bill! Even with everything adjusted as best it can be, we can still add stress by gripping the bars too tight. Every once in a while I find myself doing this - mostly when riding in traffic I think.

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As to Lee's comment/answer of what body size/shape Honda built the Wing for, I'm pretty sure it's me. 5'11" and a 32" inseam (girth we won't get into LOL). My knees don't hit the faring lower panels, my feet fall into a natural (almost 90* bend at hip and knee joints) seating position, and I can still reach flat foot at a stop. I have a Hartco sheepskin on the seat to add a bit more cush for the tush, the Utopia backrest, full floorboards and highway boards (Kury) and I'm pretty well sorted. I know lots of owners will install the Heli-bars for a more pulled back hand/bar distance though.
If I'm tired or been doing some heavy work, I will get a burn in my right shoulder blade region (trapezius area nerve problem) at times. But as long as I don't fight it and relax it's pretty much goes away. If it won't, I have naproxen with me at all times for my arthritis pain. Works for me.

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