Bar Risers for Tall Guys
Posted March 06, 2005 - 03:43 PM
Looking for something similar (move bars out, not just up), would prefer a product made specifically for WR's with 33mm clamp bolt spacing. Also, don't believe his 32mm (must enlarge holes to fit 33mm) product comes in fat bar version, will only take 7/8.
Oh yeah, should mention I'm a cheapskate and not looking to replace upper triple clamp if I don't have to................
Posted March 06, 2005 - 08:41 PM
Posted March 06, 2005 - 10:53 PM
Posted March 07, 2005 - 08:03 AM
Posted March 07, 2005 - 08:38 AM
I made set of riser giving the same position. You have make sure the new up and forward position will not pull your cables too tight.
Did you use the exact up and out dimensions as the other product? Did you have a cable problem and have to readjust the location? I took the clamps off my bars and free-handed them to the approximate position. It didn't seem like there would be a cable tension issue - it appeared to me you couldn't go much further forward than the 1.375 in. without risking interference with the front brake cable, however. I'll make my own set if needed, but would rather buy a proven product if I can.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 07:30 AM
Out of Texas makes the 7/8th riser in 1" and 1.5" sizes, moving the bar up and out respectively. I run the 1.5" on both my wrs and the 1" on my xr600.
I am 6,3" and like to stand up with more room, riding hunched over sucks.
Everything fits perfect and is very strong, I have 5 years of wrecks on them and no twists or bends.
I give the TR risers a thumbs up.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 07:32 AM
cable wise everything on the wr works just fine, only mod is to turn the throttle upside down on the handlebar, and remount the grip if needed (I dont like my half waffles in the wrong position).
This gives the cables a just the right amount of slack.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 08:06 AM
They don't list WR parts that I can find and as I said I can't locate the bar risers. Do you have part numbers and prices I could reference?
Thanks for your help.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 12:01 PM
Appreciate the help
Posted March 08, 2005 - 12:58 PM
Posted March 08, 2005 - 04:17 PM
I haven't ridden the bike yet because it's still in pieces in my garage (and its still 20 degrees here with snow.) It seems to be much more comfortable., however, just standing up on the pegs.
I paid $58.00 for the bars.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 05:04 PM
The bar risers are similiar to the ones in the link shown on the first post of this thread, except they fit right and like I said I have 5 years of crashing on them, including rag doll end over end, subframe bending crashes, the bars never even shifted a mm.
Posted March 08, 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:11 AM