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post #1 of 18 Old 04-08-2010, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Do bar risers actually accomplish ANYTHING?

I mean, how much difference can 1" up and 1" back make? The ones that came on my recently acquired DL650 gave out - couldn't be tightened. Guess the aluminum wasn't hard enough. Pretty exciting ride home with handlebars flapping!
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-08-2010, 02:29 PM
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For me, absolutely, but like seats and windshields, each person's experience will vary.

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I had 1" up and 1" back risers and I noticed a big difference, I felt like the bars were too close for my tall self.
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How much difference does one inch in a car seat adjustment make? It means a lot to some people. My one inch risers feel a lot better on my shoulders when I ride.

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They work for me. After installation, it felt like somebody had pulled the knife out from between my shoulder blades.

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Mine had the 'up and back' set on it when I bought it in December. The position feels good enough so I'm not messing with it.

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ROX!

Buy the Rox risers, and you get a lot more positions than just up and back. When I ride for an extended distance off road, I move them forward so that the riser is sticking up vertical from the clamp. This makes it so much nicer to stand up. I will stand up 50% of the time with this arrangement.

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Buy the Rox risers, and you get a lot more positions than just up and back. When I ride for an extended distance off road, I move them forward so that the riser is sticking up vertical from the clamp. This makes it so much nicer to stand up. I will stand up 50% of the time with this arrangement.
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Plus the risers make standing on the pegs over rough terrain more comfortable and with greater control.

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hmmmmm?........

I'm just gonna take a shot here that you aren't in yer 60's yet? I can shift any joint or my back 1 inch and it's a world of difference?

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p.s. after I put mine on I could sit a lot longer...

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After I put the tall gel seat on, my handlebars felt way to low, installed a set of Rox risers (the cheap ones, just up, not much back) and everything felt great again. Also helped with the knife in the back feeling. Cheers--BB

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