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post #1 of 3 Old 04-24-2018, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar set backs

Wondering how far (if at all) I can raise up and set back the bars on my 2012-650, without extending cables/would like to go 1" up and 1" back if possible.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-24-2018, 08:22 PM
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Folks seem to have mixed results - the brake line is usually the limiting factor. You could probably do 1 + 1 but you will likely need to remove the lower clamp on the brake line to get some slack, maybe do some re-routing (behind the triple-tree). Part of it has to do with how the bars are rotated in the clamps. Just make sure you test turning the bars lock to lock to make sure the brake line isn't being pulled tight and the throttle doesn't change. There have been reems written on this here, try searching this forum for Risers.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-24-2018, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Gary. I'll report back with my results.
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