HANDLEBAR Risers

Thinking of fitting bar risers to the 'bird and was wondering if anyone else has done this mod ? spoke to someone with a 'busa who had done it reckoned it transformed the bike for cruising. Or has any other 'bird owners on here done any mods to make them a better tourer ?

turbo, seat belt, race can and wings is what you want to make it a better tourer :w00t:

as to raising the bars, im unsure if your can do it with clip ons?

unless you lower the front end and put the bars above the yokes?

You should have bought a wing you old git:D

glad to see your being you useful helpful self you old tart !!! :slight_smile:

If you do go for them remember you might need longer brake and clutch lines

You want it more upright?

Risers on a Bird? I’ve got risers on my Varadero (25mm) and they create a more comfortable riding position - risers work best on more upright bikes (IMO) - especially off road type ones as it makes riding whilst standing on the pegs easier.

When I had my ST2 I had Heli Bars fitted - these made the riding position a little more comfortable by changing the wrist position and leading to less of stretch forward when on the bike - have you looked at these?

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Grimbusa (25/06/2008)

You want it more upright? [/quote

wanna get some weight of the wrists, when doing lots of town work they ache and looking at options spoke to coburn and hughes honda dealer and they reckon its a popular mod, so do lots on the 'birds website so might give it a trial also should get away with cables as they long enough :slight_smile:

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steveCBR11XX (26/06/2008)

I have risers on my ZZR1100 for precisely that reason - and they do work. Low bars around town mean wrist and backache (well, they do if you’re 40 plus … just you wait, you youngsters). It is also more comfortable over long distances.

just got some VFR bars as they slightly higher which is the recomended mod, fingers crossed I bought correct ones or its fleabay time again :slight_smile:

How are the bars working out?

aint fitted them yet cos im an idle [email protected] :slight_smile:

shoulda done it before france though :wink:

lol. I’ll wait and see then.

you can buy clip ons that you can adjust the height on em too, so you can have em higher for touring etc and then adjust em back if ya wanna tuck down, eill have look for em l8r.

Anyway, where bouts are you based m8? reason for asking is i wanna put clip ons on me bandit and cbr11xx have been said to do trick, just wanna offer em up to me bike b4 buying a pair.

John

im bedfordshire mate, what are you fork diameters ? pm me for more info n number :slight_smile:

me forks are 43mm which i belive are same but i cant see in pics if they will clear top yoke pinch bolt.

Could ya take some pics of em please m8, side on etc?

Chers, John

my old man had bar risers on his trumpet daytona for the same reason, seemed to work well, just rose the clip on up abit take the weight off the rists. have to keep an eye on brake lines, electric cables, fouling the fairing on lock, that sort of thing…

might be time for a BMW!

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poutywombat (29/07/2008)

my old man had bar risers on his trumpet daytona for the same reason, seemed to work well, just rose the clip on up abit take the weight off the rists. have to keep an eye on brake lines, electric cables, fouling the fairing on lock, that sort of thing…

might be time for a BMW![/quote]go wash your mouth out now young man !! how very dare you…BMW indeed :stuck_out_tongue:

lol :smiley: dont tell anyone but i rode a couple of BMW’s earlier in the year, thought they were superb… im not ready for one just yet though…

I found this forum whilst looking for risers for my Blackbird - Did you have any success and was the difference worthwhile