Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
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:
Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A