My Moto Techniques bar backs came in today. (see my above post) Excellent service. Ordered Monday, on my porch Friday. Moto-techniques.com
As per the directions, I cut the three tie wraps on both the left and right sides to gain the additional slack in the cables. Install went smoothly and only took maybe 45 mins start to finish. The finish and quality of the product is top notch. The finish color is nearly a perfect color match to the bars. There are no cable issues as far as tightness is concerned. Once I had the bar backs installed, I replaced the tie wraps that I had cut.
Took the bike out for a 20 mile test ride. Perfect! At least for me. Ran it up to 80 or so on the highway and everything was just fine. Now I have a slight bend in my arms and even with only the mini-shield at highway speeds, I still have a slightly forward leaning position, but much more comfortable than in the stock position.
BMWMOA, IBA Member
200,000 Mile BMWMOA member
2007 RT. TPM, ESA, ASC