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On a blistery winter morning we pointed the WarWagon south to hit some Cali moto tracks and meet up with Simon and Lisa of 2RidetheWorld. We rolled into Competitive Edge about 9a.m. for my boys to do some moto.
With motos done for the day we headed to Riverside BMW. When meeting Simon and Lisa it is immediately apparent the Adventure couple are wise in the ways of the world few are, youthful and sharp. With pleasantries exchanged we got down to business, checking out the work of adventure art Simon's BMW 1200 GSA LC and Lisa's BMW 800 GSA had been transformed into. Each component they chose had been scrutinized and tested before being installed, resulting in bikes that are able not just navigate the globe but go the way less traveled.
At the time of our meeting, Simon and Lisa had not had any experience with Flexx Handlebars, other than mounting them on their bikes and riding them around the parking lot. They immediately noticed the drastically improved ergos our Adventure bend allowed. Mounting the the Touratech hand guards was a challenge, but with the use of our Kudla Connections the task was simplified an finished. With the hand guards mounted they were officially ready to resume their 'normal' life, with Baja being the first destination. We said our goodbyes, and wished them a safe journey.
A few weeks after our visit Simon checked in with some amazing photos and and an update on their Flexx Handlebar experience. No surprise, they were loving the vibration and abuse reduction the big bikes threw off. Feeling fresher day after day on the bike.
Simon and Lisa have recently decided to hang in Baja for the foreseeable future, hosting tours. Check their website out to learn more: http://2ridetheworld.com
We've had a lot of requests for a Flexx Handlebar set up for the Liquid Cooled (LC) BMW GS/GSA 1200. With the LC coming with 1 1/4" bars and mounts this was not easy to accommodate. Fortunately Rox stepped up and built a 1 1/4" to 1 1/8" block riser adapter that allowed us to mount Flexx Handlebars on the LC. The Rox block riser also raised the bars about an inch, which most riders we've spoken with preferred. We're working on the final Flexx Handlebar installation instructions, but compared to the previous generation GSA the installation it is quite standard.
Per this rider's ergonomic needs and riding preferences we chose to use our 19* Adventure bend. The 19* Adventure bend put the rider in a more comfortable and powerful position, slightly opening the ergos and better squaring up the rider with the bar. We configured the 19* Adventure bar to work great for a road base adventure rider, aggressive enough that it works well in the twisties, dirt and standing up but not so straight that it's uncomfortable when slogging it out on the highway.
For this rider's preferences we chose to install a blue compression elastomer (soft,) with a yellow rebound rebound elsatomer (medium) to pick up the high frequency abuse like hwy bumps, road chop, stutters and dirt road washboard.
To say this rider was stoked on the ergos and abuse reduction would be an understatement. This rider called and was literally howling about how well the bars worked, noticing less vibration, and how much more powerful the ergos felt.