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Old 07-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #11
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I bought a pair of those Rox speed pivoting risers that I am going to try with my stock bars, had to order a longer brake line. If it doesnt work well enough I might go with standard type bars, maybe mirrors mounted to the bars.
I found these on ebay, very cheap, you can get mounts and mirrors or just the mounts and get better mirrors.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/161336207831?...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #12
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Let us know how the mirrors work out Zook...
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #13
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Pics when you get it figured out too!
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM   #14
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Hey Zook - did you ever figure out the bar risers? I've been contemplating doing the same thing but it would be great to find out if it's been done before - no sense reinventing the wheel eh? ��
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #15
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Hey Zook - did you ever figure out the bar risers? I've been contemplating doing the same thing but it would be great to find out if it's been done before - no sense reinventing the wheel eh? ��
I have my bars and risers, just havent mounted them yet, too busy with my engine rebuild.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:03 PM   #16
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Ahh - ok. Good luck with the rebuild - would be great to see some pics when you get the bars done
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:11 PM   #17
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Hi everyone,
I know you can find this all over but I would like to share this. I saw some of these mods done and I assumed what I started could be done without screwing things up. Drilling out the only threaded place to mount your stock clip-ons on a post Kat '98 did not sit well so I purchased a used upper triple from a local salvage for $35. If you decide to do this you do not need to buy a second upper triple, this works and I doubt you will want to go back to the original clip-ons.
Shopping list
1 Bikemaster Daytona Bend bars. $25.00
2 7/8" handlebar clamps that bolt through the upper with enough length on the bolt to raise the clamp. I raised mine about 1 1/8" using stainless steel washers. I took the clamps off an old Honda at the salvage yard. $10.
3 Longer brake lines. I switched to a two line steel braided setup. I had the lines made at 38" and they are a bit on the long side. 36" would have been better. I took in the old line to Pirtek to match up the angles of the fittings. $69.
4 Box of stainless steel washers to shim with. $18.
So for around $120 and some time. you can be riding in comfort.


Things to think about.
Lots of shavings so remove your triple clamp to work on it.
As long as your 7/8" clamps do not cover any of the hole that your fork comes up through your good.
If you are going to remove the ignition switch to work on the triple clamp you will need a Torx 40 security bit to remove it.
While your triple is off, re route your cables to the outside of the forks.
The electrical wiring is ziptied to the bar for the faring ahead of the headset, remove this ziptie to allow full lock left and right without pulling on the wiring.
You will need to drill the locating holes for your switches into your new bars so get your measurements from your old clip-ons.
You can still use your old grips if they are in good shape. Use a thin long screwdriver with soap on it to work off the left grip and for reinstallation you can use fast drying hairspray. I have used hairspray for grips my whole life and have never had a grip come off unless I wanted it to. Your wife may look at you funny as you are walking off with her hair spray but wont be near as mad as when you took her Tupperware to the garage.
This is perfection, thank you good sir.
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This is perfection, thank you good sir.
No problem,
I still love the raised bars.
I am probably going to have new throttle cables made. I have not had any problems with the stock ones.
I have worked on the bike when I need to remove the bars and it is too difficult. I think this setup is putting them at the max length to safely work. The way I have it set up there are washers underneath the triple clamp. Washers could be moved from underneath the triple and placed above it to raise the bars 1/2" to 3/4" more than now. I would like about 1/2" more rise but the stock throttle cables are already maxed out.
I am planning on having them made 2" longer than stock.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:44 PM   #19
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Got my bars mounted the other day:
I have an extra pair of these risers if anybody interested.





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Old 02-04-2015, 06:53 PM   #20
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Wow. That's a brilliant design!
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Got my bars mounted the other day:
I have an extra pair of these risers if anybody interested.





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