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Old 11-25-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Thumb '14+ VFR800F/D Billet Bar Risers by MotoPumps

Back in July, I purchased a '14 VFR800D in Pearl White to replace my ailing '98 VFR. I love the new VFR for its light and narrow feel, beautiful styling and nicely integrated bags.



I might be getting old, but the bars felt a bit low. I ordered the Honda accessory handlebar riser blocks P/N 08R70-MJM-D10 for $119.00 and installed them. They really made a big difference, all out of proportion to their .6" height.

The next weekend I took them back off and made a visit to my local suspension/machine shop. We came to an agreement on a price that would allow me to have small runs of high quality 6061 billet aluminum, anodized to a very close bronze match and upgrade the hardware to high-strength stainless, replacing Honda's rust-prone standard steel allen bolts -- and offer them at a little more than half of what Honda was charging.

CAD drawings, changes, approvals, prototypes, test fitting, finishing, final approvals and deposits followed.

After developing the .6" height model, I decided to also commission a run of 1.25" risers. Longer bolts are included, and there are no cable, clutch or brake line issues with the added height. You can also raise the fork tubes .5" in the triple clamps if desired.

Everything is 100% US made and the machining quality is beautiful. Here is an opportunity to improve the ergos on your '14 and later VFR and save significant $$ off of Honda's accessory price.

The kit includes an Instruction Sheet, Stainless Steel Hardware and a Pair of .7" or 1.2" Bronze Anodized 6061 Aluminum Risers. Installation takes about 5 minutes.











The color is not a perfect match for the bronze metallic paint on the bars and triple clamp, but is close and the anodizing is tougher than paint. From the saddle, almost none of the risers are visible.

Make your Gentlemen's Sportbike a little easier on your back while taking it easy on your wallet.

Just in time for the ultimate stocking stuffer. Point your sweetie at this thread.

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Old 12-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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Here is some nice national press from Motorcycle.com featuring the risers.

I found that with a taller shield, using a Givi right now, the taller risers are great for my old back.

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"The MotoPumps’ 1.25 in. riser relaxes the rider’s upper body and lessens the forward lean of the torso. Compare my head location relative to the garage door to seen how much my riding position has been adjusted."
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Get a Free Issue of RoadRunner Motorcycle Touring and Travel w/ purchase

Folks- This is a great magazine for those that like to tour. The focus is on the touring and travel (mostly US) with maps, reviews, a few gear and bike reviews. The photography is excellent and the writing is top notch. The magazine is family owned and operated.

For a limited time, a card for a free current issue and 64% off the subscription price is included with each purchase from MotoPumps. The offer from RR is for US residents, and requires $9 additional postage per year for Canadian residents. Those outside the US and Canada should check with RR directly.






Great magazine!
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Nice work! If I decide to pick up a VFR (and I'm seriously considering one) I'll be in for a set of the thicker ones.

Will get back here ...
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Nice work! If I decide to pick up a VFR (and I'm seriously considering one) I'll be in for a set of the thicker ones.

Will get back here ...
I am very happy with mine. Coming off a '98, the '14 is lighter, narrower, 2 position adjustable (comfortable!) seat, very nicely integrated bag mounts and bags, excellent LED headlight, very pretty wheels...

I had always wanted a pearl white VFR since seeing the '93.

More snow yesterday and 7 degrees f this morning. First official day of spring tomorrow. Really looking forward to actual spring!
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I had a pearl white '93 for two years in the 90s. Loved the bike, made the mistake to sell it because the girlfriend wanted a car and I didn't have enough money for both back then. Might get a white one again, but some unexpected taxes somehow got in the way ...
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