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post #1 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Riding position improvement.

I have searched and read many threads about handlebars and risers for the 919. I need help understanding the handlebar specifications.

My goal is a more comfortable riding position for my body size and ridding style. I would be more comfortable if I could sit a little more upright and farther back on the seat. I am about 5’ 5” and sometimes feel like I am reaching too far or putting too much weight on my wrists.

I am thinking that 2” straight back with little or no height change would be good. I don’t know if 1” handlebar risers would be enough. New aluminum handlebars have advantages over the risers but if I understand the Renthal specifications it looks like the greater rise height of the “Medium” or “High” might be lost by less pullback than the stock bars. Is this correct or do I misunderstand the spec?

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 10:27 AM
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post #3 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 11:09 AM
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Renthal mediums are basicly same as stock..... just some info for ya

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Try going faster it will remove weight from your wrists.

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Has anyone on this forum added risers?

Wrist Twisters sells plenty of them for the 919. They even have the 1" up and 2" back that may be what eb2u is looking for.

But, are the cables long enough? Or, do you need to get new cables for the 9'er with those risers?

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Has anyone on this forum added risers?

Wrist Twisters sells plenty of them for the 919. They even have the 1" up and 2" back that may be what eb2u is looking for.

But, are the cables long enough? Or, do you need to get new cables for the 9'er with those risers?

Inquiring minds you know...
Yes, I have installed the SW-motech bar backs, they move them up, and back just a bit. The cables are stock, helps a bit for the riding poition.
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 02:49 PM
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From what it sounds like...risers might be one way to go. But I do remember reading up on how some Corbin seats could be used to change the riding position a little bit (pushes you back so you don't lean forward as much) by an inch or two. So if you put the two together, it might be a lot more comfortable for you.


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I'm only 5'6" and had the same problem. Changing the seat position is not going to help. If your arms and torso are too short to reach accross the tank then the bars need to come to you. I also went with the motech bar risers, 1" up and 1" back. I wish it were possible to go with only 1" back and not up. But that doesn't seem to be possible. That is all it would take. If it were possible to get 2" back that would probably be best for you, but I don't think that can be done. I stayed with stock bars. Cables do get a litle tight.

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Try going faster it will remove weight from your wrists.

Hey Fastbackdlm I'm typing this from the Crosswalk coffee shop in downtown New Braunfels right now!

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I have my shop at 154 Trade Center Dr. Under 35 on 725 in about a block there will be the poilce station and a sergant clutch. Thats trade center 4 buildings down on the right across from the police yard entrance is a tattoo shop I'm in that building. I the only one here or I'd come over there.

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I have my shop at 154 Trade Center Dr. Under 35 on 725 in about a block there will be the poilce station and a sergant clutch. Thats trade center 4 buildings down on the right across from the police yard entrance is a tattoo shop I'm in that building. I the only one here or I'd come over there.
Ah man that's too bad, looks like you've got a enough time on your hands to moniter the web though. Well I'll be leaving about noon today heading back to Houston. Dradts!!

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eb2u and bk000,
Here's what I did:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ghlight=risers
I also added a CB2 Crampbuster:
www.crampbuster.com
Between the two, the riding position is better for me. Not sure if it would be as good as "2 inches back", but remember, up *is* back (somewhat) because of the angle of the fork head. It didn't cost a small fortune, you have to look closely to notice the install, and I didn't have to lengthen brake lines or throttle cables.


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post #13 of 22 Old 07-29-2008, 08:39 AM
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my bike came with a corbin seat and risers on the stock bars. Risers were basically a one inch back and 1 inch up from stock. Cables were long enough, but just was to high for myself. I'm 6'1" so I actually went to a set of Renthal Ultra lows. Ill try finding the risers and post a picture.
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Ha ha you guys are midgets!

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Ha ha you guys are midgets!
Wow after fifty years of never being any taller that I am now, this is the first time I've ever heard this. Hahaha that's just hallarious! I'm just dieing laughing over here.

Now anyone have any other suggestions for people over 2 years old?

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Your not allowed to say that

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Wow after fifty years of never being any taller that I am now, this is the first time I've ever heard this. Hahaha that's just hallarious! I'm just dieing laughing over here.

Now anyone have any other suggestions for people over 2 years old?
I thought you took that really well I had risers on my zzr-1200 but it messed with the handling, I am sure there will be an answer someone must be the same height as you

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Your not allowed to say that
You're right, that was a very insensitive thing to say. They should be called "little people" not midgets.

But I know what it's like to be made fun of. I'm always teased because of my freakishly long weiner. Hey, there goes donkey d1ck, is what they say. Ohhh how that hurts me self-esteem!

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You're right, that was a very insensitive thing to say. They should be called "little people" not midgets.

But I know what it's like to be made fun of. I'm always teased because of my freakishly long weiner. Hey, there goes donkey d1ck, is what they say. Ohhh how that hurts me self-esteem!

Ok Super Sneaky Donk I love your U Tube vids by the way your a cool dude with all the knowledge, here's loving U Donk Ps any more plans to take your bike apart ?

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Ok Super Sneaky Donk I love your U Tube vids by the way your a cool dude with all the knowledge, here's loving U Donk Ps any more plans to take your bike apart ?
Yup, trying hard to rack up 16K so I can do a valve inspection video. I'm glad you enjoy them!

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Yup, trying hard to rack up 16K so I can do a valve inspection video. I'm glad you enjoy them!

Cheers mate!
Enjoy them its cult following here we have Super Sneaky Steve looky likees and tee shirts in honour of you, and nights it with widescreen...you are right you do have a low estemmmee of yourself, your the man, how do you like them bananas Steve

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