Stock 2003 LC4 ADV handlebar rise?

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  1. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    Anyone know what the Stock 2003 LC4 ADV handlebar name/rise is????
    (i.e. Pastrana FMX , doug henry etc...)
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  2. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    I'm trying to see how much extra rise the Pastrana FMX have over whatever "name" the stockers are???? My bike is not available to check.
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  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    I think most got the Magura MX bars, although some ended up with some Renthals: Magura are silver, Renthals are gold I believe. Don't know the Renthals model but someone else might.

    getting hot down there yet? :lol3
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  4. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    I'm trying to figure out which is the quick and dirtiest way to get a bit more bar height (loaded risers or bars?) before the up-coming ass-bleeding trip to the Eastern Rondevous in Hot Springs N.C. (700+ miles each way). I reckon the Loaded risers are cheaper? but, I'm not sure how high to go and would like to give the guys at the shop the risers or bar now since they have had my bike a freakin month already. In 6 weeks I'll be heading for NC and I think taller bars will ease the back strain a bit as I still feel like the initial 40mm or 1-5/8" inch rise was not enough with the Boejangles seat in the equation
    ( I'm 6'3").
    What do ya think? should I double it to 80mm or 3-1/4" inches???????
    Not too hot yet but, its only a matter of days now.
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  5. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Do you have longer cables already? I hear anything over that 30-40mm will require longer cables...

    could always go for some of these:

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  6. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    The sommer kit came with longer cables but, I suspect they are nearly maxed out so, I probably still have to get cables. Hope that doesn't take another month!! The harley pic reminds me of when I put tall ATV handlebars (in frustration) on my "zook"....they were shitty bars and I pretzeled them in a week. That was the only time I recall having bars TOO tall. They were great STANDING 10 feet tall though!!! I guess I'll check in with loaded and see if he can crank out a couple sizes. Its just when I'm Blitzing down the highway,
    sitting all the way back, I find myself slouching severly so I can reach the bars.
    I think that will be catastrophic under cross country conditions.
    Aren't you tall also meat??? Do you have custom risers???
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  7. meat popsicle

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    6'4" and full of muscle... well, more like a tall drink of water :lol3

    I am about to order some loaded risers (the standard no new cable height)... oh loaded...

    with the boejangles seat I am purdy tall. but sitting back I try to keep my back straight (think OSHA) no matter what. this helps. standing up I need risers. what I really need is a windscreen for long hauls seated.

    Motion Pro makes custom cables - check in with them! :thumb
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  8. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Whoohoo, Meat's doing obsolete Aussie song lyrics.... :rofl


    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscles
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
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  9. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    glad somebody caught onto that; i was worried that swampy might think i was comin onto him :arg

    :lol3
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  10. BlitzBike

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    Get in line....I live in the land of many rainbows remember?
    So, I take it you are going for the 40mm rise then??
    Let me know what you think about the ergos when you get the risers installed.
    If you are 6'4" and comfy then, maybe its all in my head?
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  11. meat popsicle

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    I am from Seattle and went to school on capitol hill; you get used to being hit on :lol3 I think its kinda good - allows men to know how women feel when men come on too strong :arg

    oh loaded!!! :ear
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  12. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    I have Pastrana FMX bars on mine. Get's another 1 1/2" or so. Funny, not bad, just funny bend when seated but very nice when standing. Let me know if you want me to go out and measure them.

    These were taken for the GPS mount, not the bars but they may give you a rough idea.

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  13. Beez

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    Don't know if this will help but it is cheap. There are two aluminum spacers under the engine that you replace if you have a skidplate. These spacers will make 1 inch bar risers, you just need longer bolts for the bar clamp to triple clamp connection.
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    What's the max riser before extended cables are needed. After the Baja ride and doing 20-30 miles standing the bars were just ~30mm too low for me (6'1") :ear
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    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I put Pastrana FMX's (+1-1/2", maybe), and the Emig underbar damper mounts (+1-1/4", no damper yet, BTW), and all the stock cables seem to be fine, but the bike is still apart for some upgrades, so I haven't ridden it yet. The Patrana's are a little narrower than stock, which helps a little. Emig's website led me to believe I would get more lift than 1-1/4".

    At 6'4", I think I'm still going to need more standing room. I may try the Fastways instead of more bar height.

    Oh yeah, mine's a 2002 model-don't know how that compares to yours, control cable wise.
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  16. BlitzBike

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    Thank you, very informative. Let me know if you still wanna go taller when you get riding it. Since I have a taller boejangle seat, I guess I'm definitely gonna wanna go taller than you did ( I'm 6'3"). I guess it would be helpful to find out how much taller the boejangles seat is over stock which would help my calculations.
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  17. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    My seat is at Boe's right now, so I'll never know how the new bar position feels with the stock seat. I think the "Rally" type seat Boe is building me is 2" taller than stock.

    You out there Meesta Boe? :ear

    How tall it is?
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  18. BlitzBike

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    Awesome!!, well then, since you are also tall and will have a Boejangles seat,
    I'm going to appoint you the official test guinea pig. Let me know what you think of your 2-3/4" bar height when you ride with the Boejangles seat! (my 1-5/8" rise is not enough).
    That will give me a clue if I need to go taller than you or if that is in the ball park.
    I don't want to modify/lower my pegs since I like my toes way out the way and the KTM rallye pegs are probably cheaper and don't require any mods
    (on one side) like I have heard other riders grumble about( although the fact that the fastways position further back (rearward) is probably nice).
    I should note however, that with the Boejangles seat, the legs are no longer cramped when sitting but, I can relate to the bars and pegs feeling too close latterally when standing.
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    care to elaborate?

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    which numbers?
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  20. meat popsicle

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    They now make Fastaways for the 950 - Andrew carries them! - I wonder if the peg hangers for the 950 are the same as the 640? :dunno Might be a straight fit or an easier conversion...

    see my post above for the 640 pegs and then compare to this:

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    :scratch
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