The bars on my 14 500 exc have been in position 1 (closest to rider) since the bike was new. I battle with hands going numb while riding and read about changing the position of the bars to help this frustrating numbness. I could not find much info about bar position when I did a search. I did find 1 post that was pretty adamant about using position 4 (farthest away). I am not very tall, 5'9" bare footed, and was wandering what position others use. I know it's probably a trial and error thing, but I just wanted to get some feedback from the best KTM forum on the net! Thanks, Scott.