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Risers?

I have read all the old posts about handlebar risers. I think I would like to try 1" up and 1" back. Will I have to lengthen any cables, etc. What is a good brand and source?

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I just pulled my bars back as far as they would go without hitting the tank, I'll try that for a few days.

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I have set of adapters (to install 1 1/8" bars) on my 919 that raise the bars about 3/4". They are Pro-Taper brand, machined from aluminum, and I have no problems with them. I actually would prefer lower bars, but I had a nice set of Magura fat bars from a Husaberg Supermoto for free, so I put the adapter/risers on. If you like fat bars (I love them - they feel really rigid and cut back on vibration, too) this is a good set-up. The adapters cost around $60 retail, as I recall.


There are dozens of risers made for snowmobiles, dirtbikes and ATVs - most of them will work on a 919. We used to carry a company called Rox Risers that makes some nice ones out of machined aluminum - they have 2", 3.5", and 5.5." sizes, I believe. http://www.roxspeedfx.com

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These will give you 1.25" rise. Have not seen a set for 7/8" bars that will also give a pull back.

I'm guessing the stock cable length will be fine.

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What do you think about this one?
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2016/197/

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Nice find Sam. You could buy the risers, bolt them up, and check for any cable interference problems. Make sure you can send them back for a full refund if they are not to your satisfaction.

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here are some choices:

These are very cool:

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268




And this a wide selection:

http://www.1cruiser.com/sa/cart/cate...-0A085C67DD19}

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Thanks guys, lotsa good info. Old guys like me need all the help they can get to keep riding!

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I bought the twistedThrottle 25mm straight up adapters, and the wires and cables were at the max, with out going under the tank and re-routing. They did help me with my Arthur-Ride-us shoulders and hands.

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I am quite familiar with Mr. Arthur-Ride-us! Shoulder/neck/hands/hips/knees. This "getting old" is definetly not for sissies!!!!
The barback riser that I am looking at is, 25mm up and 25mm back. If it is too much for the factory cables I will bite the bullet and change them (I Hope Not!).

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I am watching this thread as I want to do the same thing, aurther has me as well and that is why I went with the 919 and parked the Harley.

Please keep us informed how it went, and which riser you went with along with cost.

Good luck and I will be watching!

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Oh man! I always screw up when someone is watching!

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i got these off ebay(1.25 inch) ,love em ..even made my ass feel better (i guess the more upright position helped)
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I installed my SW-Motech barback risers today. They are 1" up and 1" back, and slant back at a 45deg angle. Easy install and no problems with cable lengths. Went for a ride and definetly felt like I was sitting up straighter. Recommended for us old guys!

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SAM919--

I bought the SW-Motech barbacks as well, but there is absolutely no slack in my front brake cables. I have a 2004 niner. Can anyone out there recommend a set of longer brake cables?

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I went with SW-motec, and Renthal Highs. I have the stock cables, and had to re-route the cables.(behind headlight) My throttle cables are at the limit, I have not gone under the tank to re-route there.

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Did you have to revove the headlight and remove the cabling stay bracket?

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I guess I got lucky, no problems at all!!!

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Sam, you didn't get lucky! Your bike was made on Friday and the worker didn't put in that last cable clamp. I bet he had a feeling no one would ever complain.

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I'm gonna have to check that out......

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I guess it worked so I won't complain!

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