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I’m relatively short 5”7 and I’m having some weird issue with my right shoulder.
I find myself pointing my right elbow out (maybe left one too) and causes pain on longer rides.

Been reading a few posts and can’t really make up my mind. Not sure if risers would benefit me or different handlebars. I feel the height is fine, but the bend inwards is what’s giving me the problem.
I found these that look promising since I would be able to get the bars closer to me and not raise them much.
https://www.bellissimoto.com/parts/handlebars-clamps-risers/risers-bar-clamps/gilles-2d-gt-adjustable-handlebar-risers-for-the-ducati-multistrada-1200-1
 

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I’m relatively short 5”7 and I’m having some weird issue with my right shoulder.
I find myself pointing my right elbow out (maybe left one too) and causes pain on longer rides.

Been reading a few posts and can’t really make up my mind. Not sure if risers would benefit me or different handlebars. I feel the height is fine, but the bend inwards is what’s giving me the problem.
I found these that look promising since I would be able to get the bars closer to me and not raise them much.
https://www.bellissimoto.com/parts/handlebars-clamps-risers/risers-bar-clamps/gilles-2d-gt-adjustable-handlebar-risers-for-the-ducati-multistrada-1200-1
I had the same issue with my elbows aching after long rides. I ended up installing a set of ProTaper Contour (Raptor bend) handlebars, and they solved my elbow problems immediately! They are approx 1.5" narrower, approx 3/4" taller, and they are swept back (sweep - maybe 15-20 degrees). It's a 2-3 hour project getting all of the controls removed from the original handlebar and relocating them to the new bar, but it was well worth it for me. You can order them at Revzilla (I ordered silver and used acetone to remove the Pro Taper logos)

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pro-taper-contour-handlebars-1-18

Here is a link for installation instructions. I also modified the spacing between the controls to fit the new handlebar width without any overhang.

Motorcycle Info Pages - MTS1200 DIY Mods > MTS1200 ATV Bars Install
 

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Very nice. What year is yours?

Would love to do this as I feel the stock bars are too wide. Compared to my DL1000 they are nearly 3 inches longer overall (noticed immediately trying to go between two cars in my driveway!)

Thanks

I had the same issue with my elbows aching after long rides. I ended up installing a set of ProTaper Contour (Raptor bend) handlebars, and they solved my elbow problems immediately! They are approx 1.5" narrower, approx 3/4" taller, and they are swept back (sweep - maybe 15-20 degrees). It's a 2-3 hour project getting all of the controls removed from the original handlebar and relocating them to the new bar, but it was well worth it for me. You can order them at Revzilla (I ordered silver and used acetone to remove the Pro Taper logos)

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pro-taper-contour-handlebars-1-18

Here is a link for installation instructions. I also modified the spacing between the controls to fit the new handlebar width without any overhang.

Motorcycle Info Pages - MTS1200 DIY Mods > MTS1200 ATV Bars Install
 

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2" risers are a night and day difference. It's a great mod to do for us T-Rex armed fellas. I got the Rox up and back risers. Love the hell out of them.
 

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Very nice. What year is yours?

Would love to do this as I feel the stock bars are too wide. Compared to my DL1000 they are nearly 3 inches longer overall (noticed immediately trying to go between two cars in my driveway!)

Thanks
Mine is a 2015, but the information link is for earlier models (2010-2014)
 

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/AELLA-JAPAN-ADJUSTABLE-HANDLEBAR-FOR-DUCATI-MULTISTRADA-1260-AE-27044/183913676884?hash=item2ad21c0054:g:au0AAOSww6NdS-bz

Here's a bar listed on ebay that seems to have the ultimate in adjustability. Very pricey. I haven't heard of anyone using these so I don't know if they are good or bad, nor am I affiliated with the company/seller. Just passing the info along...

I too have issues with the stock bars with my hand going numb after a short time. If the above were priced in the $200 range, I'd seriously consider them.
 

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/AELLA-JAPAN-ADJUSTABLE-HANDLEBAR-FOR-DUCATI-MULTISTRADA-1260-AE-27044/183913676884?hash=item2ad21c0054:g:au0AAOSww6NdS-bz

Here's a bar listed on ebay that seems to have the ultimate in adjustability. Very pricey. I haven't heard of anyone using these so I don't know if they are good or bad, nor am I affiliated with the company/seller. Just passing the info along...

I too have issues with the stock bars with my hand going numb after a short time. If the above were priced in the $200 range, I'd seriously consider them.
Yeah I like their products but the prices are ridiculous.
 
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