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Old 07-05-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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R1100GS, handlebar risers, how far can I go?

Hi all,

After a long ride I've come to the conclusion that rising the handlebars would be a good idea to help improve my riding posture. But, as this will influence the cables and electrics a bit, I was wondering.

What is the biggest rise that can be performed on a stock R1100GS without having to lengthen any cables or brake hoses? I think I've read 25mm somewhere (one inch) but I'm not certain anymore and I can't find the source anymore.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:34 AM   #3
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2" Rox risers on mine required a longer hose from the master cylinder see to the brake splitter on the front
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:10 AM   #4
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About 1" sounds right to me. Swapping out the brake line isn't a big deal and depending on where you live, a local shop can make the line for you.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:49 AM   #5
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in metric values that is 25mm is fine, 35mm not so much :o)
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #6
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I run 2" risers all the time and can run another set of 2" Rox Risers when I expect to be standing a lot (total 4" = 100mm). I have relocated the cables behind the bars.
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