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Old 06-08-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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1200GS: New handlebar risers

I ordered my new risers from the advworkshop.com on Tuesday and 2 days later I had them in my hands!

I had the Verholen risers which worked very well for me, but wanted to try the Adventurers Worskhop risers. The Verholens are 40 mm up and 40 mm back. The AWS risers are 65 mm.

Here's a picture of both risers installed to the triple clamp:

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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Same shot from the side. They are both actually very close in overall reach to the bars, but this picture makes it look like the Verholens would make the bars sit closer.. it's just the angle of the picture, i.e the parallax error type of thing.. i.e. optical illusion

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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Here you can see how the Verholens sit lower than the AWS risers:

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:18 PM   #4
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Risers installed. Note that I had the cables and wires rerouted under the triple clamp, between the fork leg and the triple clamp. This is a 5 minute job.
(my digicam sucks)
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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So....?

How do you like the positioning now?
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:22 PM   #7
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The other side, note how the cables are routed:

The risers have built in threading to attach up to 4 RAM balls for gadget addicts like me..

Overall, the added comfort will be appreciated on long trips. Aesthetically, the risers look fantastic. Great risers, great service from Andrew F. at the Advworkshop.com. These come in a lower version as well, as a version for the 1150GS.


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Old 06-08-2006, 03:23 PM   #8
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How do you like the positioning now?
I like it even better than the Verholen risers. Well worth the wait
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:18 PM   #9
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Told ya They look sweeet GB
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:19 PM   #10
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Thanks. I'm very pleased!! My pics suck.. yours are much better, you should post them here.. I also need to get my SLR digicam to talk to my computer so I can post better pics..
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Thanks. I'm very pleased!! My pics suck.. yours are much better, you should post them here.. I also need to get my SLR digicam to talk to my computer so I can post better pics..
They look great to me----here's a few more.



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Old 06-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #12
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It's a nice feeling to see a product idea taken from beginning to end. Good job Andy (Mr. Adventurer's Workshop)

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Old 06-08-2006, 06:12 PM   #13
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risers?

Just out of curiosity, how much more upright could you make the R12gs? I was considering trying to lower the bars for a little be sportier lean. I get a pinching between my shoulders which I attribute to the upright riding position. Just trying to figure where people are going with the risers on a GS. The risers do look very sweet though. Thanks.

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Old 06-08-2006, 06:27 PM   #14
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It all depends on your physique and your riding preference. In stock form, my arms are fully extended and locked at the elbows, and my back is arched forward ever so slightly, ending the day with a pain in my lower back.

So for me, having my arms bent somewhat at the elbows and my back is upright is where I find my comfort.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:54 PM   #15
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Nice Risers

Gadget Boy and/or Azabeemerboy,
Very nice looking risers you have. Do you see any potential problems with the brake line being too short or kinking when the bar is cocked left or right? I like the idea of the extra tall risers (actually ordered a set today from AWS) but have always been concerned when using even short 25mm risers on 1150 GSes-- the brake line is very close to being too short and rerouting seemed to kink the line. This is my first 1200 Adventure so as yet to mess with the bars. Thank you in advance for your input. Darrel
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