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duffiejack

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PostSubject: after market handlebars and risers   4/27/2010, 3:55 pm

Anybody put handlebar risers on a xrl650? If i put risers on the stock bars should i just upgrade the handle bars too. Also will all the controls(i.e turn signals, horn button etc.) fit on aftermarket bars like the stock ones? If anyone has done this mod or part of it let me no how it went. And what brands etc.Thanks Duffiejack.
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PostSubject: risers   4/27/2010, 4:30 pm

I have wondered the same thing. I have seen vendors that sell risers that also bring the bars back towards the riders and inch or so. Rox sells an extener that pivots. That sounds like a disaster wating to happen. I would like to do this as well but not sure if my cables would be long enough. Custom cables? changing bars from 7/8 stock to a larger diameter sounds cool but then what about the throttle assembly. I am almost 6'5" and standing on the pegs I am bent way more that I would like. My fear is I would would have to get a riser and also bars that are bent taller. I'm hoping there is someone out there that has some real good insight on this.

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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   4/27/2010, 4:50 pm

I stuck with the 7/8" bars and put the CR High Bend S.E. Pro Taper bars and the 2" Rox risers on my 650L.

No cable or wiring issues.....


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PostSubject: Improvement   4/27/2010, 4:59 pm

Was it a big improvment?
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   4/27/2010, 5:05 pm

While I have never put risers on a dirtbike, I have done many on snowmobiles, ranging from 1" all the way to 10". The last set I installed was a ROX 4"-8" adjustable riser. Never had a problem with it moving at all. The most you can get away with without changing out all the cables and brake line is about 2", but that is on a sled where the bars are not moving in relation to the front end. There are options out there, but as far as I know, nobody makes a 'kit' that has risers, cables and brake lines all together. As far as taller bars, those are great to a limit, because the longer the bend, the more they will flex.

I have toyed with raising my bars about 1" as well, to help me stand a little straighter when I'm on the pegs. You can find what you need, it will just take a little research on your part. Let us know how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   4/27/2010, 6:39 pm

GSwannabe wrote:
Was it a big improvment?

Yes, huge improvement. It really opened up the cockpit, got the bars off my thighs while sitting.

Overall, the grip position was raised up ~ 4". No more hunching over while standing.

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PostSubject: Sold!   4/27/2010, 6:45 pm

I'm sold. Thank for your time answering this post. There are so many combonatons to choose from.
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   4/27/2010, 7:06 pm

here is a pic of my 1" risers from procycle. all i had to do was remove the gas tank to rearange a couple cable ties. this gave me enough cable to have no trouble with binding, pinching, ect. love the way they make the bike feel. these are just 1 " spacers put between the triple tree and bar clamps. honda's are not set up like this.





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PostSubject: handle bar risers   4/27/2010, 8:39 pm

thanks so much guys! Backwood boogie i will research this a little more, and probally get what you got. That set up is exacctley what i was looking for. Thanks for the pics. Duffiejack
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   4/28/2010, 9:43 am

get bigger bars! I got 1" pro tapers, because I bent my 7/8" ones every other ride.
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   5/4/2010, 11:50 am

I'm 6'6" and just replaced the CR hi bars that were on my XR650R when I got it with Tusk ATV hi bars (4 3/4" rise!) from Rocky Mtn. ATV. They work great and I highly recommend going with the tapered bars, they are much stronger than any 7/8" bars. Still using stock cables too!
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   6/21/2010, 6:31 pm

It looks like these guys covered the risers pretty good. If you want the best and tuffest bars outthere buy a set of fastflex bars they are IT. They have about 2" of travell with replacable elastimer disks with I think 5 different levels of cussion. Ive been using the same pair for 5 years they've been hit hard many times and are still perfect. Fasst Company really should give me a couple pair of these, because now most the people i ride with, have tried mine then went out and bought em.
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PostSubject: Re: after market handlebars and risers   6/21/2010, 6:39 pm

I am too cheap to offer any advice as good as what has been presented here.
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