Managed to get the 2" Rox Risers on this afternoon after raising the forks 12mm! I don't think I could have done it without that. Raising the forks took all of about 15 minutes once I knew how to do it (some good posts on this forum). The risers are angled almost directly back. I really didn't need much additional height in the bars.
The throttle cable is a little tight at a full left turn but I don't think it's dangerously so. I just removed a few cables from their lower guides and I'm not totally sure that was even necessary.
Happy to call this done! I learned a lot in the process, and nicked up the bars a bit in the midst of taking everything apart and putting everything back together several times, but no real damage was done.
1. I can now sit fully upright as the bars come back to meet my hands. My arms are bent at the elbow in a relaxed way.
2. In raising the forks 12mm, I can get my feet on the ground just a bit more. Still not flat foot, but nearly so on both feet. This is perfect as I intend to add an Airhawk seat soon which I know will add additional height.
3. In lowering the front end, I now get a better viewing angle in the mirrors (I had previously added extenders and even at full tilt, the view was a little less than ideal).
1. The bike is slightly harder to get up on the center stand, and I wasn't all that comfortable with it to begin with, but this is a minor fault in the face of the added benefits.
Happy all-around! Now, will just have to see how it rides....Most seem to love the new feel of the bike after raising the forks, but I'll have to see for myself.
Thanks all for the help with this project! Next up is adding a few USB ports so that I can charge my phone on the go. I recently picked up a Givi tank bag and look forward to storing electronics inside there as I ride.
P.S. Special thanks to Richland Rick for chatting with me a few times on the phone while putting the forks back together. He was super patient and always helpful. Thanks, Rick!
Last edited by davidp80; 03-16-2018 at 06:35 PM.