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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. Today a layed my new to me bike down while practicing turns in an empty parking lot. While turning left, my knee got stuck between the handlebar and the tank and I went down because I couldn't get my knee out to put my foot down. Put a small dent in the tank too. So I guess my question is how to properly set up my bars so this doesn't happen again? I ride a 2006 Vulcan 900 classic. I'm 6' 7" tall. Thanks for any advice!
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I have long legs/arms and had to adjust my handlebars up.
Just loosen the bars and adjust them to where they're comfortable.
Or look in to some handlebar risers.

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Highly recommend an engine guard as well to protect you and the bike incase you do lay it down again. +1 on what doubleJ said. 1st thing I did to my 800b 2nd day I had it. If you do this, shoul rotate control back also along with mirrors.


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