Merged posts from Touring Models Does anyone else get a sore neck while riding on longer rides? Any exercises recommended or should I see a chiropractor?:newsmile031: Possibly a change in bars would do the trick. Neck soreness is perfectly normal unless you're already used to having extra weight (helmet) supported by your neck muscles for long periods. Gentle stretches, gradual build up of muscle strength, and the pain reliever of your choice should help. If this doesn't apply to your situation (no helmet state) then it's probably your seat position and/or handlebars putting your arms and shoulders in a bad position causing upper back/shoulder/neck pain. I have found that incorrect positioning from the bars where they pull your shoulders forward can cause the pain in your neck on many bikes I had. A change to a more comfortable bar with a more natural riding position should help if not eliminate this.