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
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.
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!).
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!
I Can and will ride anything!
Bikes I own:
New addition 1978 CB750Four
1994 home built springer
1984 KLR 600
1953 Servi-car (I gotta get this put back together)
1942 WLA (Gotta finish this one as well)
1985 Honda 200M ATC
1985 Honda ATC 70
1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350 4X4 ATV
Early 1984 Ironhead Sporty (Wife has laid claim to this bike)
1986 Sporty that I am putting a ironhead engine into
YEA BIGDAA I Gotta GUN!
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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!
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.