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Hi Guys,

I bought a AT RD04 this year because with my KTM SMC I could not do long rides. My Problem with the RD04 is now, that I get pain between my shoulders after an hour on the bike. Which is kinda stupid because I bought it for long rides. I already use handlebar risers and adjusted the bar as close to me as I could. I dont have any problems with my shoulders on my KTM. Do you have any ideas what I could try? I am 1,75m tall.

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Peterquelle
 

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Look at the "sweep" of the handlebars on each bike. Do they look different? Do the AT bars sweep back towards you more and the KTM bars look more straight?

I have found that changing bars makes for a huge difference in my overall comfort on longer rides.

If that doesn't help, then 100 push-ups every morning ought' to do the trick. :oops:
 

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I have a similar problem on my latest bike a CB750F2N a retro roadster. OK actually riding it but after I have an ache between my shoulders and click from a shoulder joint. had a similar bike some years ago then no problem, perhaps getting older does not help! Not started to investigate it yet.but there is more lean forward than the adventure bikes I often ride (Transalp 600 & 650, XRV750, Varadero 1000) and the bars are narrower.
Had the same problem with a CN250 maxiscooter.it seemed to be wrist and arm angle which could not be altered as the bars were fixed position, so sold it..
With a CB750 automatic I solved the problem by moving the bars a few degrees to change the wrist, arm, lean angles.
Seemingly small changes may cure it, you could try Motorcycle Ergonomics seeing the stats for bikes you are comfortable/uncomfortable on.
 
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