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    Default 2020+ RT Handlebars are too much of a reach for me - any other options?

    I just purchased a 2021 RTL. I am 5'9" 180lbs. and find that with the stock handlebars my arms are fully extended. Read up on options but would like to hear from others what worked best for them. Risers or the F3 stock bars. The short reach appear to probably be too much of a change.
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    I installed stock F3 bars ($125 on eBay) on my 21 RTL. Immediate solution to shoulder/neck pain from reaching for the stock bars. I'm 5'8" 208 pounds. Wires all reached with no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ransman View Post
    I just purchased a 2021 RTL. I am 5'9" 180lbs. and find that with the stock handlebars my arms are fully extended. Read up on options but would like to hear from others what worked best for them. Risers or the F3 stock bars. The short reach appear to probably be too much of a change.
    Thanks
    The Lamonster 2" riser will help a lot. My shoulders and neck felt a lot of relief when I added the 2" riser from Lamonster
    I also added the floor board risers which helps my short legged wife and myself for mounting the Spyder with our age. Its Hell to get old! Bill
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    I originally bought the F3 attitude bars with a 2" riser. Since then however, I bought the HeliBars and I can tell you, they are great. They're pricey, but make a huge difference considering they're adjustable to fit your riding style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickdraw View Post
    I originally bought the F3 attitude bars with a 2" riser. Since then however, I bought the HeliBars and I can tell you, they are great. They're pricey, but make a huge difference considering they're adjustable to fit your riding style.
    I went straight for the HeliBars from the OEM instead of trying this, trying that. Love 'em.
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    Helibars! Not only can you bring them back...but also up/down and change the wrist angle as well to get the controls exactly where you want them to be. I installed mine with less than 400 miles on the Spyder!

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    I installed the F3 "Long Reach" bars on my 2020 RT Limited. The Short Reach and F3 Stock bars were a little too close for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knizar View Post
    The Lamonster 2" riser will help a lot. My shoulders and neck felt a lot of relief when I added the 2" riser from Lamonster
    I also added the floor board risers which helps my short legged wife and myself for mounting the Spyder with our age. Its Hell to get old! Bill

    Are these the ones you are talking about. I need something for my 22 rt. The Utopia back rest helped but still shoulder problems with reaching to far . https://www.lamonstergarage.com/hand...er-f3-rt-2020/
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    Quote Originally Posted by budvoss View Post
    Are these the ones you are talking about. I need something for my 22 rt. The Utopia back rest helped but still shoulder problems with reaching to far . https://www.lamonstergarage.com/hand...er-f3-rt-2020/
    This one gives you multiple adjustment options. https://www.slingmods.com/canam-spyd...sers?vehicle=1
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    I tried the F3 bars and they helped some. Then decided to go with heli-bars. Totally adjustable for a custom fit. A bit pricey but well worth it! Easy install too!


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