|05-13-2013, 11:51 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sac-o'-tomatoes, CA
Raising the bar(s)?
Even though this is a generic question, since it's for my thumper, I figured this would be the right place...
My bars are too low. What can I do to raise them? Right now, when I stand I feel I am hunched forwards a little, which is uncomfortable for extended periods - hence I find myself in the seat way too much.
I have (well, had) a set of the Enduro Engineering risers to give me an extra inch (see below), but it seems that when I took my recent wrist breaking fall, I managed to actually bend one of the mounting bolts. Doesn't say much for the quality of bolt supplied does it?
My feeling is I need to raise the bars a good 2" from stock - and I already have the bars rotated to where the bend gives me the most rise. I don't want to go too far and have to deal with extending all the wires and the brake/clutch lines.
Are there any options that will use both holes on the triple clamp for additional strength/stability?
Oh, and only slightly related - switch clusters - can anyone recommend a good left-side cluster that's narrow, but will still have switches for all the usual lights (high/low/off), indicators & horn? [to fit KTM/Husaberg - my FE570S].
'06 BMW R1200GS (Street),
'11 Husaberg FE570S (Dirt),
'14 Yamaha R6 (Track)
|05-14-2013, 11:58 AM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Idiotville, OR
You broke your wrist, and bent the bolts - instead of snapping them or breaking the handlebar? I'd say those bolts are about perfect. I've seen a lot of handle bars broken in half or ripped clean off the triple clamps (I'm the slow guy at the local hare scrambles).
If the one inch rise was good enough I'd just get a couple of new sets of the same bolts -one set replacements, one set spares- and call it good.
For more rise, a single piece riser might be better. Something like a steering damper sub mount from BRP. Or just go with a higher rise handlebar.
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