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post #1 of 16 Old 04-29-2019, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to bring bars up and back a bit

Last week I purchased a new to me 2006 dl1000. My first Strom. Looking to bring the bars slightly up and back for more upright position. Can anyone guide me on what I need? Want to ride to the NC rally in a few weeks but would like to have these on the bike before making that ride. Thanks in advance.
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How much up and back you want?

If more than about 1.5" to 2" then the hydraulic lines will be too short, unless you drop the forks by 10mm.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hand...h=863&dpr=1.25

Many choices. Rox risers are very adjustable and sturdy.
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I got some bar risers and rearward-movers off ebay, cost buggerall. Took couple of weeks to arrive tho. They fitted fine - the lines etc were just long enough with a tiny stretch at each steering lock. Did the trick - less stretch and more rise!
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I put these one without too much trouble, no need to replace cables:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ndlebar-risers

Gave me enough to be comfortable.
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I put these one without too much trouble, no need to replace cables ...
You mean REPLACE or REROUTE? He has a VEE with a hydraulic clutch, not cable operated.
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You mean REPLACE or REROUTE? He has a VEE with a hydraulic clutch, not cable operated.
Neither, everything fit perfectly. Not sure about the Vee though.
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I put these one without too much trouble, no need to replace cables:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ndlebar-risers

Gave me enough to be comfortable.
I like the way those look. Is there any trouble with cables being to tight?
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I like the way those look. Is there any trouble with cables being to tight?
Not on my 2015 DL650. You'll need input from DL1000 owners to confirm.

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How much up and back you want?

If more than about 1.5" to 2" then the hydraulic lines will be too short, unless you drop the forks by 10mm.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hand...h=863&dpr=1.25

Many choices. Rox risers are very adjustable and sturdy.
Thanks for the info! I don’t want to have to change cables, I’m thinking an inch up and a inch or two back would be perfect.
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With your bike I think you can do 2" raiser without trouble if you drop the forks about 10-12mm in the tripple trees. A modification made by many quickening steering a little and a little less lift in the front at speed.

Another trick that some use, if the hoses and/ or wires are too tight, is to route them behind rather than in front of the upper tripple tree. If you do this make extra sure that there is no interference lock to lock. Also test that there is no throttle effect lock to lock with the engine running to be sure!

The more back you place the handlebar the more this mod will help:
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