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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:23 pm 
i recently trashed the stock handle bars and replaced them with low bmx bars via passwordjdm shim. i'm still trying to get used to it but damn my back be hurting by the time i get to work. i ride 20 miles each way. plus i still have stock shocks. does anyone have the same problem?


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do you have a stock or low seat frame? you might be arching your back too much if that is the case.

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hmmm, it might just be the time of day or what you've been doing prior to riding. I know for me I feel fine and dandy when I ride to work in the morning. But then after a long day and when I'm riding home, my neck and shoulders get all tight on the road. I even had to stop and stretch and relax for a brief moment before I got back and continued home.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:15 am 
Stock handlebars can be found, here very cheap. And, I'm not the only on here that's had back pain from the low seat. But, you gotta get a different shock. That stocker'll kill ya.

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get better shocks first. don't put the stock handlebar back on. You have to look cool while you ride ya know. :lol:

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Moved to proper forum.

Can you move your bars forward or rearward to help out the angle?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:06 am 
What did you do about your back pain?

My ruck looks cool as shit but my back is fucked after two seasons of riding. It hurts to the point im thinking of selling the ruck :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:18 pm 
I love the position of lowered seat & stock bars. If I replace the bars, they definitely won't be straight.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:49 pm 
so is this back pain coming from arching the back due to lowering the seat or is it from lowering the handle bars causing this back arching?

I have not modded my ruck, however ive got an itch to do some modifications and have been thinking bout lowering the seat.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:26 am 
lowering my bars has been my favorite change. Simply looks awesome :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: lower handle bar setup
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:35 am 
My $ 0,02
I started with a low seat frame and stock handle bars.
I was sitting on the rear bar of my seat, almost above the axle of the rear wheel.
Sit position was High arms, arched back, kind of leaning back.
With potholes all force would be on my back.
Scooter was stearing "funny" because of all the weight in the back.

Then I lowered the handlebar with some narrow broomstick bar.
Now my back is straight, I'm leaning slightly forward. Sitting in the middle of the seat.
My arms take some of the force from potholes.
My weight is actually in between the wheels of the scooter, making the ride more stable.
In other words, I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: lower handle bar setup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:53 am 
dpmpt1 wrote:
My $ 0,02
I started with a low seat frame and stock handle bars.
I was sitting on the rear bar of my seat, almost above the axle of the rear wheel.
Sit position was High arms, arched back, kind of leaning back.
With potholes all force would be on my back.
Scooter was stearing "funny" because of all the weight in the back.

Then I lowered the handlebar with some narrow broomstick bar.
Now my back is straight, I'm leaning slightly forward. Sitting in the middle of the seat.
My arms take some of the force from potholes.
My weight is actually in between the wheels of the scooter, making the ride more stable.
In other words, I love it.




Show photos of the setup please.


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