Dirtinblood Riser Install

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Holaday, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Well, firstly, having to bend over a bit when standing up is completely normal. There tends to be a common thread among tall adventure riders that when they stand up on the pegs they shouldn't have to bend over at all. This is not the case.

    Marc Coma is a pretty tall guy and bends over a bit when standing up for the entire Dakar. Proper standing posture when riding off road includes an 'attack' posture, which includes a bending of the knee and bending your torso down a bit, bending the elbows, and proper head/eye sight angle: head not up too far and head not down too far. Perfect standing posture:
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    Point being, having to bend down a bit when standing up is a normal part of riding standing up. Having the mentality that you should be able to be completely upright when standing up is not realistic or effective when riding. An 'attack' posture when riding standing up is key. A 'hey I'm standing around waiting for the bus' posture us not! Torso strength and endurance is also key, but that's a whole other discussion!

    My recommendation would be a 50/50 approach. 50% of the rise would come from a bar riser and 50% of the rise would come from the bars themselves. This will achieve a decent rise while maintaining the structural stability of the bar to triple connection. These with a bar that has a bit more rise would work:
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    Getting used to proper standing riding posture will allow you to not have to raise the bars so much.

    I am just throwing out my concerns and recommendations here. I'm not attacking anyone, so no need to flame.
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  2. KPuusepp

    KPuusepp Adventurer

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    Sorry for my incomplete search ability, but where can I buy dirtinblood risers?
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  3. kinta

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  4. Behindbars

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    Anybody got pics of a 1.5" rise?
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  5. Behindbars

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    I think a 1" riser might be enough. Hard to say. Can't get anyone from dirtinblood to respond to my emails.
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  6. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    I've used the 1.5 on my last two bikes (640/950). What is it exactly you want to know? To buy them you have to contact Rally Connex at the link mentioned a few posts earlier.
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  7. Behindbars

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    I went to the link. I expect a company to reply to emails. If you're not going to reply don't have a email address for questions. On the website it says nothing about the amount of rise for the KTM risers. Everything at the bottom of the page is for other bike manufacturers.
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  8. Behindbars

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    I finally received a response. Gonna try the 1.25" riser.
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  9. kinta

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    i had the 2" on my 640 and really liked it, on my 990 i went with the 1.25", that and a renthal 628 bend (?) and i think it's good.
    for reference i'm 6'4" long legs and arms.
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  10. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    To me, the nicest thing of dirtinblood risers is that they move the bar up. Just up. Not up and rear like the KTM ones or lots of other risers.
    At 6' with long arms I never liked risers that moved the bar closer to me.
    Currently riding with a renthal 827 bend, a quite high renazco seat and I've just ordered Rade's lower pegs to make a perfect bike even more perfect :D
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  11. Behindbars

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    I don't know if i'll ever receive my riser. Sent a Paypal Feb 4th. No response to email,Phone,adv PM,Nothing! These folks are something else.
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