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Old 10-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Bar Risers for Street Bikes

Who has added bar risers to your bike? Are you happy with the results? Any pics?

Do bar risers do anything to mess up handling geometry since they take some weight off the front wheel?

I have on 03 Bandit 1200s and want to try changing my arm position to be more like a dirtbike or an adventure bike. I want to make the bars higher and closer to me. I spent a weekend on a Ducati Hyperstrada and really enjoyed the position. 0 degree body lean.

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Old 10-20-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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I added 1" risers to my Street Triple but could really do with about another inch higher and an inch back to get the position I want. Thinking about trying Pro-Taper wood bend bars which have the highest rise of their range and sweep back more than the stock Triumph bars (and much wider of course).

I've put risers on lots of bikes and haven't experienced any detrimental effects on handling. If anything it's an improvement because I'm in the position I want to be.

P.s. I had Hyperstrada and hands down the best riding position of any bike I've owned.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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Tusk bar-risers are cheap and work fine

Don't have any photos, but they look like they look on Rock Mtn ATV:

Big improvement on WR250R. So not a street bike, but really not a dirt bike either.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have added 5 inch Rox Risers to my '02 st1100. I had to get longer clutch and brake lines made up and to re-route the other cabling and wiring. I am very pleased with the result. I havent noticed any effects on the handling.

For your information I added similar length risers to my '02 1200 Bandit. I again had to get made up lengthened clutch and brake lines. I also had lengthened choke and throttle lines as well. I was really pleased with the outcome. I liked the bandit but didnt like the fuel range and I prefer the full fairing of the st1100.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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I had used Rox Speed bar risers on my GSXFA for a short while. Comfort wise, a definite improvement over stock setting but I can feel some vibration coming to the handlebars. The vibration was a bit of annoyance to me and I took it off and back to stock setting now. I am look at SW Motech barback risers from now as my arms are getting tired. Good reviews from people who had fixed it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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i think its feasible and seems to make a big difference for many riders. especially those who could not ride the bike of their liking if not for the higher bars

on my own bike i have found foam grips make a bit of a difference in my comfort concerning the bars. but the thing about the FZ6 is while the bars are high enough the grips are swept back. any weight that comes down on 'em feels exaggerated. i also find myself wanting longer grips because the ones on the bike make my hands want to widen out when cruising. some guys have even gone so far as to put FZ1 bars on as while they are lower, they are straighter. pretty sure the FZ6R bars are also preferred by some on my bike

i might do 30mm risers on my FZ6, though. had one guy do it and he said it greatly improved comfort and feel, no need to change bars or otherwise

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Old 10-21-2014, 03:23 AM   #7
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These are handy:


Outlaw Racing Billet Universal Bar Risers Adjustable

  • Outlaw racing bar risers will allow you to add from 3/4" to 1-1/2" overall height to handlebars
  • Available for 7/8" or 1 1/8" bars
  • Universal fit to most all 7/8 bar & 1 1/8" mounts
  • Has 3 different spacers to adjust to desired height
  • Bolt hole center to center is 35mm 7/8" & 42mm for 1 1/8"
  • Simply remove the top clamp and install the desired spacers and reinstall your top clamp and tighten back down with longer bolts that are included

The Tusk version was cheap as dirt, but I can't find them any more. But Rox risers are the berries.

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Old 10-21-2014, 03:50 AM   #8
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Rox 2" risers. Gives you adjustability up and back.

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #9
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Added 1" riser blocks to the handlebars of an EX250-H I once owned and made a world of difference to the comfort of Riding that 'lil Bike!
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:48 AM   #10
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I've got 1" bar risers on my R1200S, although it came with them (previous owner installed) so I can't compare to stock but the position is comfortable. On the R1200S the stock bars are below the triple tree (sportbike style) so the 1" rise puts them level with the top of the triple...still pretty low for most folks.

On my Ninja 1000 I've added Apex adjustable clip ons, they are by far one of the best options out there due to the flexibility and range of settings. There are 12 different angle positions (i.e. downward or even upward), pull (sweep) and height (4" riser bar). These might be worth looking at if you're not sure that height is the only factor you want to change. For example, I actually lowered the stock controls with these clip ons by 1" (could have raised as well), but more importantly I was able to add downward slope and changed the pull back to something more natural.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:58 PM   #11
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I've added 1" risers to three of my bikes. It made quite a difference for two of them, the third could probably use a little more.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Chickenlegs View Post
Rox 2" risers. Gives you adjustability up and back.

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Highly recommended..........I have them on 2 bikes and they allow you to fit the bike to you with fore and aft adjustment as stated.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:28 AM   #13
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I put Rox Risers on my 2015 S1000R, and they make a huge difference. Now that the rest of my body has caught up, I can spend the day on the bike, with no issues.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:37 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by vnsfxr View Post
Highly recommended..........I have them on 2 bikes and they allow you to fit the bike to you with fore and aft adjustment as stated.
This... Up and back adjustment where "regular" blocks are just up.

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