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A few questions from a new rider

1956 Views 26 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  strummin4christ
Hello all,

New to the forum...lots of information here!

Well, it's been about 12 years since I've ridden a motorcycle (and that was a dirtbike). Looking to get back into it and I've got my eye on an '06 VTX 1300C.

My first question is about handlebars. I don't particularly like the feel of drag bars, but I really like bars with some pullback. Can anyone suggest a good brand/model?

Next, what about forward controls? I'm 6'3 and am definitely going to want to push the pegs out a little farther. I was thinking about the Jardine forward controls. Any thoughts?

I'm sure I'll have more questions as time goes on, but for now that'll do it.

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I just don't like the look of the R model as well as I do the C. Thanks for the reply!
Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at those accutronix controls.
Green Ghost said:
O-Yeah welcome to the board. GG :D
Thanks! There seems to be a wealth of information from very approachable members here. It's a great resource for new riders like myself!
Shutterbug said:
I know what you mean. Just something about the lines of the R that didn't appeal to me either. Maybe it's those German WWII helmet-looking fenders.
Yeah. I generally like the classic look, but you hit the nail on the head about the fenders. Those are what turn me off with that look.

mgttrmn said:
i have the jardine forward controls on my c, i think they worked great, im 6'5".
I would also recomend the seat mod from badx, i have not had it done yet but i hear realy good things about it.
So what's the deal with the Jardine's using the stock brake master and others (such as Accutronix) not? Could someone enlighten me as to the differences/problems with that? Does it just limit the placement of the controls?

scottc_ohio said:
Welcome to the cafe. I just recently purchased the Punisher bars and have not installed them yet. I took advise from many posts to the site and decided it was the bar for me, especially after the extreme seat mod set me back about 3".
Forgive my ignorance here, but don't the Punisher bars have a TON of pullback (is that even the proper term?)? I know that even when I sit on the R I still feel cramped. I have long legs, so my knees ride up high. Would I really need that much pullback? Also, what is this I hear about the Badx seat mod?
Thank you all for your responses! I still haven't decided which bars I'll go with, but after doing some searching around today, I think I might be able to make a decision.

Thanks again!
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