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Old 03-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #201
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Re: The handlebar thread

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3.5 years and 6 pages ago, sz-rider posted an idea for an on-the-cheap set of risers. I decided to use his idea and post some pics. My setup only adds 1/2" rise, but that was exactly what I needed. My total cost was about $15. Click on the pics for larger versions.

After taking off the handlebars and removing the mounts, this is what one of the mounts looks like.




Go to the hardware store, and take one of the above with you (just in case you need to compare).
I bought two of each of the following.

3/4"x1/2" collar
3/8"x3" hex head bolt
3/8" lock washer

I chose stainless steel. Its more expensive, but overall seems worth it.






When it goes back together, this is the order. The triple-tree goes between the collar and the lower rubber washer.



Don't forget to use some of this.




And here is what it looks like when all put back together.







This is my take on what you did. I could not get a collar. I searched our huge hardware chain store today and they had none. So I used 4 washes on each side. I also bought 3" x 3/8" bolts to mount the bar clamps back onto the triple clamp. You need at least 3" to allow for the extra length created my the bolts.

These cheap risers have given me 3/4" rise. What I like about using the washers is I can lower them in increments of just over a 1/4". So far I like the height.





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Old 03-31-2012, 01:22 AM   #202
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Re: The handlebar thread

Just a heads up. Dale over at holeshot now has some custom bars with the lines to go with it (+3 in) over stock. Not a bad setup if you are looking for the whole kit at one place with one price.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:05 PM   #203
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Re: The handlebar thread

I have also toyed with the idea of getting a set of laverda jota adjustable handlebars. How many here remember these?

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:59 PM   #204
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Re: The handlebar thread

Ross,

What happened with your Renthal Road Medium bars?

Do you like them?

Thanks!

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #205
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This is my take on what you did.
Nicely done!

I think it looks good.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:35 PM   #206
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Ross,

What happened with your Renthal Road Medium bars?

Do you like them?

Thanks!

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I loved them. But they got bent when I had to pick the 1200 up after it rolled off the sidestand.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:38 PM   #207
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Nicely done!

I think it looks good.
Cheers mate you inspired me with how simple your risers are.

I changed from 4 washers to 2 washers today. Then did 100km ride just now and they are really comfy.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #208
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Re: The handlebar thread

I threw a set of these 30mm Tusk risers ($23 with bolts) under the stock bars. Weekend long ride coming up to test them out.
They work fine with the stock wires/brake and clutch lines. Even gained some more clearance on the left DL-1000 hand guard.
Will be trying a Daytona chrome bar with heated elements soon.

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #209
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I have the 1 inch Vstrom ebay risers myself and for a few bucks they made a huge difference!
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #210
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Re: The handlebar thread

I left the chrome Daytona bar at it's stock length, drilled the control pin holes and changed the grips with added heated element. With the above photo 30 mm risers I did need to re-route the throttle cables (no problem as the throttle assembly was apart) and got rid of the "coat hanger" guides. All stock controls with only the front brake line needing some rotation to work.
MUCH better riding position and wrist angle with a bit more leverage with no added vibration (oops I said the "V" word)
Under $50 for the bars and risers.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #211
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I was concerned about drilling for the control pins until I took it apart and noticed they were broken INTO the factory bars but after tightening down everything they aren't loose so life is good!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #212
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Re: The handlebar thread

To contribute, I installed a protaper 7/8 SE bar on my bandit. It was $63 shipped from amazon. This is the "Honda mini" bend, but if I were to do it again, I would have likely done the Raptor bend which is almost the same, but taller.



This is the old photo when I first installed it. I rotated the bars down towards the rider a bit and it's more comfortable. The bar is almost straight and wrists don't hurt

I made my own bar end adapters using mostly stock hardware and some fuel line:



I have also removed the center cross bar with foam

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88582
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