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    Default 2020+ RT OEM handlebars?

    So, I see many 2020+ RT owners switching to OEM F3 bars for added height/closeness. Are the OEM RT bars basically the F3 long reach bars, or are they a happy medium between long reach/stock F3 bars?


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    I put the F3 "Long Reach" bars on my 2020 RT Limited. For me, they work perfectly.

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    Look at Heli bars if you need yours to be adjustable. I installed them on my 2020RT last year and absolutely love them. https://www.helibars.com/?gclid=Cj0K...YaAoxlEALw_wcB
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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    So, I see many 2020+ RT owners switching to OEM F3 bars for added height/closeness. Are the OEM RT bars basically the F3 long reach bars, or are they a happy medium between long reach/stock F3 bars?
    I can’t answer your question the OEM bars on the RT but I can tell you the stock oem bars on my 2020 RTL were killing me. I installed the F3short reach bars and they are perfect for me. BUT they are really back and might not be for all.
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    I initially installed the F3 Short Reach bars on my 2020 RTL. Big mistake. The were way too far back for me. I then put on the OEM F3 bars. Still didn't work. I then put on the F3 Long Reach bars and they were just right. It's all trial and error.

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    I just bought a 2021 RT Limited and have to change out the bars. Was going to go with F3 bars but after seeing the video for the Heli Bars I am going with them. Thanks upsdoctor for posting the video they look great and easy to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug44 View Post
    I can’t answer your question the OEM bars on the RT but I can tell you the stock oem bars on my 2020 RTL were killing me. I installed the F3short reach bars and they are perfect for me. BUT they are really back and might not be for all.
    HOW tall are you and what is your reach. I feel the handlebars are just a tad to far our, but not much. Thinking about the 2" riser Lamonster has.

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    Short 5’7” and short arms. The risers were not on the market when I needed something but I am sure they would help. I love my choice but they do come back pretty far.
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    I hope you also realize that you can raise or lower your bars as well. There is a pin and a slot that allows some degree of movement up and down. I personally have the bars that come closest to my body and I have them nearly as low as they can get. Works great for me.

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    I'm 5-10 and put the F3 Attitude bars on my 2020 RTL. These bars are slightly more rearward, but have the hand grips angled back further. This eliminated a wrist problem for me.
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    That is the key getting bars that work for you. Imho Can Am missed the target with these stock bars as many, many owners here are replacing them. The stock bars are for a lot of owners too short and low etc. I am tickled that I got my problem resolved so easy and quickly with the f3 short reach bars, but they are not for everyone. I couldn’t ride 20 miles before the discomfort was very bad to the point I was ready to sell this Spyder. Now a 500 mi day is very comfortable I have ridden more than once this distance. I use to ride 700 up 1000 mi days on my Goldwing so long distance mileage is nothing novel to me.

    And yes the stock bars move up/down a few degrees before hitting a pin in the bars. Some owners here have even removed that pin for more adjustments but I don’t recommend this.

    Also Can Am with the new Sea model showed as an option factory adjustable bars that should bolt up to all 2020-2021 RT models along with La Monsters and Helibars
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    Quote Originally Posted by upsdoctor View Post
    Look at Heli bars if you need yours to be adjustable. I installed them on my 2020RT last year and absolutely love them. https://www.helibars.com/?gclid=Cj0K...YaAoxlEALw_wcB
    Agree on the Helibars, but they certainly aren't inexpensive. I found the reach too long, and tried Lamonster's handlebar riser first. It is an outstanding product, but the angle of the bars just wasn't right for me, and now the Helibars have likely spoiled me forever.

    The funny part is that with my 2010 and 2014 RTs, the bars were what they were, and I never realized how luck I was that they were so very comfortable for me.
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