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post #1 of 13 Old 03-07-2006, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Getting those handlebars up. What do ya'all think?

I know this is just rider preference but I was hoping to get some opinions from anyone who have already done it.
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-08-2006, 06:44 AM
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I installed the genmar 1 inch risers. It moves them up and slightly back, perfect for me. No cables, hoses, or wiring needed re-routing.
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Does anyone know how much rise (and back) one can move the bars before longer lines are needed?

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I installed the genmar 1 inch risers. It moves them up and slightly back, perfect for me. No cables, hoses, or wiring needed re-routing.
How tall are you? I'm still waiting for my Strom to be delivered but I have a set of GenMars from my old bike and I wonder if they'll be needed. I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam. I really needed them for my last bike, '05 Yamaha FZ6, but the Strom seems more upright to start with.
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I put some Pro-Taper bars on my wee. I like the higher and wider results.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-09-2006, 07:51 AM
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I went with a set of SW-MOTECH handlebar riser barback from Twisted Throttle and love them. They raise the bar 1.2" and push them back 1". No need to replace any cables.

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Heavy......I'm 6 ft 3 in
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um, you'll have a better reach than I will then, won't you?
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-14-2006, 02:41 PM
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Yeah, the stock reach wasn't bad but I had the 1 inch risers in a drawer and put them on, works fine, my arms are kinda' long anyway.
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Well raised-em 1" and actually got to ride yesterday. 26 degrees and pucker factor of about 8 in some frozen spots but turned the wheels. Im 5'11 and a 30" inseam kind of a long torso. Anyway I like the height of the bars alot. Not a long ride but it felt great. Once I decide which seat will bring the height down just a bit Im all dialed in. Thanks for the feedback.
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