Help tall newbie.....


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  • walshdanielm1965

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:03 AM

#1

I am a renewed dirt bike rider 6' 3.5" tall. I just bought a 07 XR650L. Which I love! My problem is that I am finding it hard to stand up for long periods. I feel like I am hunched over. I have increased my work out times at the gym & it seems to help a little. Are there any mods you guys can suggest? Thanks in advance.

  • willnevergrowup

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:14 AM

#2

Handle bar risers and CR High bend bars. I am 6'5" and was having the same problem until I did this.

Easier than going to the gym!

  • martinfan30

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:53 AM

#3

im 6'5" and i just moved bars forward. i do think i will try taller risers tho.

  • butcharin

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:58 AM

#4

+1 on the taller bars and risers.:thumbsup:

  • walshdanielm1965

Posted June 06, 2007 - 01:48 PM

#5

Any specific size risers/bars? Did you have to swap cables with this set up?

  • Slim Shadetree

Posted June 06, 2007 - 02:16 PM

#6

i am interested in this too being a tall, blonde good looking hunk of a man. So far I just moved my bars forward but and finding it hard to feel natural when standing.

  • willnevergrowup

Posted June 06, 2007 - 02:55 PM

#7

These are the risers I used and just any cr high bar will work. I didn't have to change the cables for this set up. I ride a XRR not positive about the XRL.

http://www.dirtbikep...uct/630-5498219

They come standard and for the fat bars.

  • tmartinLVNV

Posted June 06, 2007 - 03:00 PM

#8

I have a 02 XR650R and am 6'6" tall. I swapped out the handlebars for some Pro Taper low ATV bars. They are about 2" higher than stock. I did have to cut the ends of the bars off a little for the cables to reach all the way. It really helped out with my riding position.

  • Pacific

Posted June 06, 2007 - 04:53 PM

#9

+1 on the risers.

I also ordered a Renthall 781 "KLR" bar through www.dual-star.com. (You hafta talk to them on the phone - the item is not yet listed on teh site). It's a 7/8 bar as close to the stock specs of the KLR as you can get (much higher than the stock XRL bar), only it's an aluminum Renthall. This combo has brought my bars up . . . dunno . . . 4 inches, I'd say. Maybe more. I'm 6'5" and it feels great now.

http://picasaweb.goo...118185290158098
http://picasaweb.goo...118189585125410
http://picasaweb.goo...118193880092722

  • walshdanielm1965

Posted June 06, 2007 - 05:53 PM

#10

OK, here is my dilema.....It looks like I must replace atleast the upper triple clamp, because both of my speedo & key switch are attached to my upper triple clamp. I have attached the two photos of my bike. So does this seem right?

http://i101.photobuc...65/IMG_0053.jpg
http://i101.photobuc...65/IMG_0054.jpg

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  • Thumpmeister

Posted June 06, 2007 - 11:28 PM

#11

I got tired of risers that aren't high enough...

So, I decided to make my own! It helps to be at a school were you have a full machine shop at your fingertips, plus all the alum stock you need.

The risers I made pick the bars up about 1.625 inches, and move them forward about .75 inches. I made them out of 6061 alum, and I will finish milling the angles and tapping the holes tomorrow. Best of all, they're free!

I'll post some pics of them when I finish...

  • LeadDoggy

Posted June 07, 2007 - 05:54 AM

#12

Put risers on my XR600 that also moved bars 1" forward. Hand to make a plate to move the speedo forward for clearence.

  • Supplicate

Posted June 07, 2007 - 06:44 AM

#13

I am 6' 5" give or take an inch. Ride an '05 XR650R, so I feel your pain.

The best solution that I found is the Billet Racing Products Sub Mount which can be found here:

http://brpit.com/pag.../sub_mount.html

Its top notch, running it with a set of KX High ProTaper Contour bars and a Scotts damper. Moved it up where its comfy to stand for long periods of time. When these bars are finally junked out I'm going to try a set of ATV High's since they are the same bend, just .5" taller.

edit:

here is the page with the kits for the 650's

http://brpit.com/pag...mount_info.html

I suggest either calling them and talking about what you need or going to a dealer. Great customer service. Check out some of their other products too.

  • willnevergrowup

Posted June 07, 2007 - 06:52 AM

#14

I am 6' 5" give or take an inch. Ride an '05 XR650R, so I feel your pain.

The best solution that I found is the Billet Racing Products Sub Mount which can be found here:

http://brpit.com/pag.../sub_mount.html

Its top notch, running it with a set of KX High ProTaper Contour bars and a Scotts damper. Moved it up where its comfy to stand for long periods of time. When these bars are finally junked out I'm going to try a set of ATV High's since they are the same bend, just .5" taller.

edit:

here is the page with the kits for the 650's

http://brpit.com/pag...mount_info.html

I suggest either calling them and talking about what you need or going to a dealer. Great customer service. Check out some of their other products too.


This is my next winter project.

  • Alex 400

Posted June 07, 2007 - 10:40 AM

#15

I have thumper racing bar risers that are great. they more the bars foward and up about 1.5 inches each way. solid alluminum and they mount very well and they do not move or shift at all. heres a pic.
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if you call them they will know what you are talking about. it doesn't appear in there catalog.

  • Supplicate

Posted June 07, 2007 - 10:45 AM

#16

This is my next winter project.

Winter project? IMO you should do it as soon as you can afford it. Took something like 6 hours, and that included greasing the two bearings on the steering stem.

  • Whiteman

Posted June 07, 2007 - 11:12 AM

#17

[quote name='walshdanielm1965']OK, here is my dilema.....It looks like I must replace atleast the upper triple clamp, because both of my speedo & key switch are attached to my upper triple clamp. I have attached the two photos of my bike. So does this seem right?
QUOTE]

You don't need to replace anything for risers. They will bolt on to you triple clamp. Also don't for get about maybe a taller seat to make it easier to stand and some fastway pegs in the lower position. With all three you will feel like the bike was made for you.

  • martinfan30

Posted June 07, 2007 - 11:59 AM

#18

I got tired of risers that aren't high enough...

So, I decided to make my own! It helps to be at a school were you have a full machine shop at your fingertips, plus all the alum stock you need.

The risers I made pick the bars up about 1.625 inches, and move them forward about .75 inches. I made them out of 6061 alum, and I will finish milling the angles and tapping the holes tomorrow. Best of all, they're free!

I'll post some pics of them when I finish...



how much to make me a set????

  • willnevergrowup

Posted June 07, 2007 - 12:33 PM

#19

Winter project? IMO you should do it as soon as you can afford it. Took something like 6 hours, and that included greasing the two bearings on the steering stem.


Affording not so much the problem...the beating I would recieve would be the issue. Last winters projects took up a lot of my toy money. I have a 1970 Blazer and built a teardrop camper toy hauler. The last one is hard to explain.

  • Thumpmeister

Posted June 07, 2007 - 12:43 PM

#20

how much to make me a set????


Hahahaha... I dunno, I didn't think about it... I'll post a thread on here in a few mins on the ones I made w/ pics... I guess I can make them to any spec you want, though. Want a 5" rise? hahahaha... CHeck the thread called "Bar Risers!"





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