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handlebar risers - new handlebars??

can i effectively achieve what a 1.5" riser does with different bars? i have been trying to solve the scotts damper with handlebar risers problem and thought that changing the bars to a high rise bar might be an answer, anyone know the measurements on this? my dad is short and wants a stabilizer but doesnt want to lose his risers, ive looked at the rox risers and i think id have to go with the 3.5" to clear the scotts and this makes all kinds of issues with brake lines, clutch cables, electrical cables, etc, he has 1" back and 1" up risers without having to change out any hoses etc.
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anyone know if i can just order a renthal high bar and just bolt it on or are there complications i need to consider?
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what kind of a rise would i get with renthal high bars? http://www.thinairmoto.com/eshopprod..._HANDLEBAR.htm

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Try the MSR bars. I have them on my V and they are very functional. I got the ATV HIGH and they are about 1" taller than the stockers with less pullback, or angle, on the ends. A big improvement for me. The picture below is from Motovan's catalogue. You can get them cheaper than $22.00 if you try.


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Are you sure you want raisers? I’ve been rethinking this issue myself. I’ve come across a few people with raisers and the strangest thing I’ve seen with almost every single one (There were a couple of exceptions) is that the rider rides at an obtuse angle. And I’m certain they are unaware of this. At stops they are sitting straight up. Once the bike starts moving they stretch out their arms and the angular ride begins. Looks ridicules but I never comment on it…..until today.

On my way in to work this morning (speak of the Devil) I noticed a motorcycle cop riding at an obtuse angle. I figured that since he is a public servant, he wouldn’t mind me asking. Though I had to drive (illegally) aggressively to catch up with him.

At the light I pulled up next to him commented, “You ride with bar risers don’t you”.

He just nodded his head up and down. I nodded my head up and down (primitive male communication….very effective...wish the wifey could learn from it).
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well they are for my dad, and he is quite short, says its much easier for him to reach with risers.

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i've got a set of aluminum dirtbike bars on my bike and i don't like them at all. no doubt they are great for dirt riding, but ...

i'll prolly go back to steel bars with a street bend that are slightly higher than stock.
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I really like my ATV High bars (protaper) but find I still could use some up and back risers. The bars themselves are a big improvement over stock, however, I still get a pinch on long days that I know is related to my seating position.

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