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old-man 919 bar risers installed

I picked up a set of risers that were in the classified section here a month or so back... the wife told me they'd make a good xmas gift so I had to wait a bit.

To be different, I spray painted them matte black and installed them today.

Haven't taken them on a ride yet... I think I'll appreciate the rise up, but not sure about the "back" part.



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post #2 of 20 Old 01-02-2011, 03:36 PM
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Really diggin the matte black



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The black looks good.


If you do not like the backward position you can get them with just a rise - a dirtbike online or physical shop will have them as they are common for adjusting bar heights.

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I'll give these a ride for awhile and see what happens -- if they don't work out, I will go for "just the rise."

One thing about nakeds is it's relatively inexpensive to try out bars / risers - $50-$80 bars, $40-$50 risers give you multiple options. ( Again, comparing against $300 Heli-Bars for sportbiles that may or may not offer adjustability.)

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Did you have to lengthen cables and such, or did they bolt right on?

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I think I had previously re-routed my clutch cable when I put the Rizoma bars on, because they were so much lower than the previous bars.

So, the re-routing I did today was simply back to stock.

I did a simple bar to bar check, and it seemed fine... I'll need to do a wheely to see if the brake lines will snap off or if they have enough room.

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I need to try something like that.

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Those look really sharp. Never gave much thought to coolify my bar risers. I agree the black looks good.

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I put on some higher bars, I found under hard acceleration the head shake that was already there intensified. Maybe it had something to do with the weight being shifted more toward the back? IDK but I hated it hopefully you have a different experience.

Where did you get the clock?

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......I hated the look and bend of the stockers......went with the Renthal Ultra lows, which is perfect for anything at a sporting pace for a couple hours....... I also just installed some SW-Motech 25mm straight up risers.....

Haven't figured out if I'll leave them in all the time......or simply pull them out whenever I need a sportier stance.....

So far.......it seems to be a very nice combo.....

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I also just installed some SW-Motech 25mm straight up risers.....

Haven't figured out if I'll leave them in all the time......or simply pull them out whenever I need a sportier stance.....
It's a 10 minute job to go back to stock - kinda nice to be able to keep "stock" in your tank bag if you get to a destination and want to swap.

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Where did you get the clock?
The clock is actually a "clock / thermometer" deal.

The wife got it for me and ... it's about 3 times as wide and dorky as it needs to be.

She thinks she got it at either Wally World or TJ Maxx.

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Im looking for a clock, mine got wet it doesnt look bad

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Look on the Aerostich site; they have a couple I like.

Search results for: 'clock thermometer' :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear


On my Triumph Trophy, I have something similar to their "Icetracker Clock/Thermometer" but it also has a voltmeter; I like it, and it fits the bigger trophy better.

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If you decide you do not like them, drop me a line, I am a young man trapped in this old mans body......................

And those look like they would help me out a great deal!

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Florida - I'll let you know.

As an FYI, I think we paid $40 for these. You can find new versions (without the "back" part ) for about $55.

TwistedThrottle.com : Handlebar risers (BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM LC4, Gas-Gas, Honda, MZ, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha), rise height of 20mm, 25mm, 30mm or 50mm - by SW-MOTECH - LEH.00.039150

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Do they work with stock cables and hoses?

I am just looking for alittle up and back, 4 back surgeries led me to the 919, it is comfortable as is, but there is always someway to improve it!

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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
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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
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^^ Yes, a little snug but the stock cables and hoese are fine.

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Very cool. I like those risers simply because they don't look like everyone else's risers. But I agree that I don't know if I would like the "back" part. I worry that the wind would rip me off the bike at triple digits, and that I would spend too much time leaning forward when I'm goin' through the gears (something I find fun to do on a 919!).

For now I'm going to see how the Renthal bars work for me, then see if I need risers.

Again, I really like yours! I've never seen any like that! Way cool, man!

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