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  • Offline felipeavena   br

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    Ergonomics on 950s 2020
    on: June 05, 2021, 02:40:16 am
    June 05, 2021, 02:40:16 am
    Hi all, new to the forum and to the brand.
    I recently got my 2020 mts950s, so far loving it. But now I will need to adjust it for better ergonomics.

    I am 1,74m (5,8) and I feel my arms too outstretched. So, in longer rides, above 250km, I start to feel the pain in the upper back and forearms. Ideally, what I need is the bar closer to me.

    So, I would like to hear opinions. I am considering the following options:
    1. Put a conventional riser (such as cnc), maybe cables would not need any adjustments; cheaper.
    2. Put a rod riser (that raises the bar and pulls it  back), but almost certain the cables would need to be re-done, which will be expensive.
    3. Put a lower seat, so arms would tend to feel more relaxed. Itís the opposite to raise the bar.

    Based on your experience, please share your thoughts.


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    Re: Ergonomics on 950s 2020
    Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 06:37:15 pm
    August 24, 2021, 06:37:15 pm
    Best thing to do is WOT (wide open throttle) to offset the forward lean.  Works like a charm 😂

    In seriousness, have you tried adjusting the bars back a little?  I Adjusted mine up a little for standing while riding.

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    Re: Ergonomics on 950s 2020
    Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 05:04:22 pm
    August 26, 2021, 05:04:22 pm
    I'm 5'10" and also just adjusted the bars back a little.  Made the difference for me.  Always worth a try first as its no cost.  Then if no good go for another option. Also I have the low seat, but that's just so I can reach the ground!! not about reaching the bars better.  The only thought that I ever had was that the bars are quite wide - great for off-road but I often thought a couple of inches narrower might be better for me - that would help with reach as well I guess.

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    Re: Ergonomics on 950s 2020
    Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 07:04:28 pm
    August 26, 2021, 07:04:28 pm
    Welcome.  Riding with arms totally outstretched will cramp you in a hurry.  Try and get bars back where there is some bend in your elbows and use a light grip.  If you are not able to pull bars back far enough you will indeed need new bars or some sort of riser rear offset.  Shouldn't be too hard to find some dirt bike bars that will fit the MTS.  Let us know how you get her sorted.

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    Re: Ergonomics on 950s 2020
    Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 01:32:06 am
    November 13, 2021, 01:32:06 am
    2" Adjustable Rox Risers work great and add a lot of adjustability.  No need for new cables or brake line.  Mine is a 2017 with cable clutch, so you might want to confirm that there is enough slack in your hydraulic clutch line before ordering.