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I just bought a 2019 z650 that the previous owner wrecked(left side). Took the motorcycle to a shop to ask them about getting a tire plugged from the inside because I noticed it had a screw in it... I also asked about the handlebars because If I turn all the way to the left the handlebar controls will hit the tank... Steering stop on both sides are fine so he said the handlebar is bent. I was actually looking for the steering stop myself, but did not know it was just those little raised parts of the lower triple clamp(I always wondered those were on my R1). It's pretty ridable and hardly noticeable if at all really. I just want it perfect so I can get maximum enjoyment and trouble free riding with peace of mind out of my new purchase. I am taller at 6'4 and might benefit from something a little taller. I don't want to change anything drastically. I want to be able to use all the stock controls & cables. I definitely want to keep it close to the stock look and function. If I don't buy OEM what would be a good option to get good result?
 

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I don't know about handlebars. But I do recommend the taller seat. I'm six foot and it made a big difference in my knee comfort. Hopefully someone here can help you out with this question. Looking forward to seeing your findings if you decide to try others out.
 

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I don't know about handlebars. But I do recommend the taller seat. I'm six foot and it made a big difference in my knee comfort. Hopefully someone here can help you out with this question. Looking forward to seeing your findings if you decide to try others out.
Thanks for the recommendation, I was definitely looking at the taller seat and will be getting one shortly. I was just slightly worried if the taller seat would alter something like handling in a negative way because personally Im cautious when altering the ergonomics.
 

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So I just adjusted the bars forward a little, they are in a better position and the steering stop is working on both sides now. I am going to hold off on buying new bars until I decide if I should just buy OEM or something else after I do some research.
 

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So I just adjusted the bars forward a little, they are in a better position and the steering stop is working on both sides now. I am going to hold off on buying new bars until I decide if I should just buy OEM or something else after I do some research.
Hey man, I saw some indian guy's post with picture on this forum where he show how he changed Z650's handlebar with a Versys's 300 one and he said he likes it better.
I was thinking to do the same with mine Z650 because I liked that ergonomics more like Yamaha MT07's. I asked many people on their opinion and their answers were spreaded from "are you crazy?" to the liking of the idea and one of them did the same (swapped for a wider handlebar). I'm having a bad time with original setup because my right palm is getting numb almost instantly. I think I should try pushing the handlebar a little bit forward.
 
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First I changed my handlebar with a Z300's one.
But it still didn't get low enough for me.
So now I'm using clip-ons and pretty happy with comfort and handling. No more cervical/shoulder pain, much better cornering. But required some mods on the front.
 

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Hey man, I saw some indian guy's post with picture on this forum where he show how he changed Z650's handlebar with a Versys's 300 one and he said he likes it better.
I was thinking to do the same with mine Z650 because I liked that ergonomics more like Yamaha MT07's. I asked many people on their opinion and their answers were spreaded from "are you crazy?" to the liking of the idea and one of them did the same (swapped for a wider handlebar). I'm having a bad time with original setup because my right palm is getting numb almost instantly. I think I should try pushing the handlebar a little bit forward.
Found the thread!
Personally, I fitted mine with a straight 1inch handlebar riser. They come up, and towards you thanks to the angle on the handlebar mount. It’s nice, but I can understand the appeal of wider bars.
 

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I think I'm just gonna replace them with stock bars, and if I want to get them higher in the future ill get some risers. I want to keep it simple really.
 
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