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Old Yesterday, 03:33 PM   #1
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Bar Risers for Street Bikes

Who has added bar risers to your bike? Are you happy with the results? Any pics?

Do bar risers do anything to mess up handling geometry since they take some weight off the front wheel?

I have on 03 Bandit 1200s and want to try changing my arm position to be more like a dirtbike or an adventure bike. I want to make the bars higher and closer to me. I spent a weekend on a Ducati Hyperstrada and really enjoyed the position. 0 degree body lean.

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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM   #2
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I added 1" risers to my Street Triple but could really do with about another inch higher and an inch back to get the position I want. Thinking about trying Pro-Taper wood bend bars which have the highest rise of their range and sweep back more than the stock Triumph bars (and much wider of course).

I've put risers on lots of bikes and haven't experienced any detrimental effects on handling. If anything it's an improvement because I'm in the position I want to be.

P.s. I had Hyperstrada and hands down the best riding position of any bike I've owned.
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Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM   #3
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Tusk bar-risers are cheap and work fine

Don't have any photos, but they look like they look on Rock Mtn ATV:

Big improvement on WR250R. So not a street bike, but really not a dirt bike either.
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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have added 5 inch Rox Risers to my '02 st1100. I had to get longer clutch and brake lines made up and to re-route the other cabling and wiring. I am very pleased with the result. I havent noticed any effects on the handling.

For your information I added similar length risers to my '02 1200 Bandit. I again had to get made up lengthened clutch and brake lines. I also had lengthened choke and throttle lines as well. I was really pleased with the outcome. I liked the bandit but didnt like the fuel range and I prefer the full fairing of the st1100.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM   #5
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I had used Rox Speed bar risers on my GSXFA for a short while. Comfort wise, a definite improvement over stock setting but I can feel some vibration coming to the handlebars. The vibration was a bit of annoyance to me and I took it off and back to stock setting now. I am look at SW Motech barback risers from now as my arms are getting tired. Good reviews from people who had fixed it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM   #6
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i think its feasible and seems to make a big difference for many riders. especially those who could not ride the bike of their liking if not for the higher bars

on my own bike i have found foam grips make a bit of a difference in my comfort concerning the bars. but the thing about the FZ6 is while the bars are high enough the grips are swept back. any weight that comes down on 'em feels exaggerated. i also find myself wanting longer grips because the ones on the bike make my hands want to widen out when cruising. some guys have even gone so far as to put FZ1 bars on as while they are lower, they are straighter. pretty sure the FZ6R bars are also preferred by some on my bike

but if i do anything (and i think i might although i am ok for now) i might do what this guy did. 30mm risers on an FZ6 and according to him....greatly improved comfort and feel

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