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post #1 of 9 Old 08-12-2009, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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A little help with up/back risers please?

Hey all,

I just purchased a Sargent seat for my K9 ABS Wee and so far it's great BUT...now I am a little higher and farther back and my once bent elbows are pretty much straight now. I'm thinking some up/back risers would do the trick and make for a more comfortable riding position. Has anyone installed them on their ABS Vee/Wee? I understand that I will have to install a new front brake line so I guess I have three ??'s:

1) Which one should I get? I've seen Rox/SW Motech, etc. Some are staticly positioned and some models are "infinitely" adjustable.

2) What kind of brake line should I get? Braided, etc? I'm assuming that I just treat the line replacement like a car line (disconnect at lower end, allow to drain, disconnect top end, replace, bleed/refill fluid?)

3) Do any of the other lines bind (clutch, throttle, electrics)? I'm thinking 1" up 1" back but I've seen even longer.

I know this is a simple thing but I'm just confused by all of the choices !!
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-13-2009, 12:23 AM
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I like the powermadd risers but dont know about what is needed in the ABS models.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-13-2009, 04:25 PM
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I installed the GenMar risers on my non ABS K8. No mods needed. they are static as far as position. I cannot say for sure about the ABS models, but remember reading somewhere here the lines are a bit shorter and may need be replaced. Give Blair at SVracing a shout I am sure he can advise you about the lines and he has a selection to suit your needs. His service and knowledge is outstanding. hope this helps.
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x2 for the powermadd! Minor tweaks to get extra wiring length but easily done. I have a thread with some pics here somewhere. Price is much better than other options which is very important as I'm Dutch!

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1) Which one should I get? I've seen Rox/SW Motech, etc. Some are staticly positioned and some models are "infinitely" adjustable.
I have a set of SW Motech up and backs from my previous Vee. I presently have an 09 Wee abs and I can confirm that the front brake line is too short to allow these risers to be used as is. I'm at the age where I have started to pick my battles (probably should have done this years ago). I'll revisit the riser thing when (and if) I get my head around front brake mods.

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Everytime this question comes up, I suggest the ROX risers. They are a better design from the standpoint of versatility and multiple positions. They are very well made, very strong, and a little cheaper than the gen-mar (which is a very robust but static design).

Being able to experiment with different positions is great.

Also, if you plan to spend time offroad, adjusting them way forward and up makes for a sweet bar location for standing up. The 3 minutes it takes is worth it - I keep a 6mm allen wrench in my tank bag. Also a 8mmx10mm combo wrench to adjust my levers. Invest a little time the first time, and it's quick every time after.

You may or may not need to get new brake lines. I would either way...braided steel makes a big difference.

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Thanks guys that's the exact info I was looking for. Pretty much what I expected on this forum - it's great. I'll shoot Blair a message about the line.

Spork - I think I'm on the same page about the rox and I will definitely take your advice on the adjustment for standing, I can see where the time would be well spent.
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I think the adjustable Rox Rock!
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Had Rox, went to Powermadds adjustable 10 bucks cheaper and one piece so alignment is not an issue.
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