New Rider: Transition upwards to Yamaha V Star 650....discomfort?
I am new to the motorcycle circuit. I have posted several stories of my ongoing sagas and I have only been riding/learning/tested in the last 2 months.
I have a short journey of experience so far, and I was very comfortable riding my 250 yamaha virago.
Now, I have moved up to my lovely purple, v star 650 and I am unsure of the comfort.
I have only ridden the bike 3 times as I am recovering from a very very sore back, neck and left arm from doing excessive shoulder checks and extensive rotation of the neck in my shoulder checks. Anyways, with a pulled muscle and a pinched nerve, I am a bit awkward on a bike.
I have taken a break as per my doctors instructions.
Anyways, I am questioning the width of the handlebars on the v star. They are original and I am finding them very wide. Thus, I feel a huge pull between my shoulder blades.
I am still in pain from my injury so this might be caused by the injury not being healed.
So, I wish to hear from ladies riding bikes comparable to the v star 650 as to whether the handlebars are reasonable? I also seem to sit very forward to ease the stretch and my arms are almost fully extended and definately wider than my shoulders.
Is this ok?
Also, the windshield is so high that Its top edge is my eye level?
Anyways, there are other adjustments I am struggling with, such as, turning onto a hill. The bike wants to roll back and I am having to use my break and roll onwards, to keep it moving forwards, all the while, I feel the pull in my back.
(trying to keep "rubber on the downside"....)