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i have helibar riser/setback, and an additional 3/4 inch or so with another riser on my 2011. it needed some special machining for that last 3/4 inch. it came with the helibar from the previous owner. right now, its the most comfortable it has been since i got it over a year ago.
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I added Blackpath (very similar to the Genmars) risers a couple of months after I bought my 2018. They worked great, at first. Over time, one of the bars started to move slightly when braking hard or when trying to walk the bike backwards. I torqued and retorqued to no avail. I finally ordered an MV plate, which is what I should have done in the first place.



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A little time on one of these can work wonders for one's appreciation of FJR ergos:

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You show a 2016 as your FJR, i searched MV Motorrad and they do not list one for 16, did you order the 2015? thanks
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I put helis on my 2014. Couldn’t stand the stock ergos. When I switched to a 2018, I intentionally waited a while before ordering helis. Rode it a lot. I figured out that I could live with the stock bar configuration if I had to. But it wasn’t a proper sport touring ergonomic. Always a little nag between the shoulder blades regardless of bar position. Helis on the middle position made it feel like a light and fairly nimble sport touring bike again, instead of me wanting to put one fist on my thigh and prop myself up at moderate speed like a squid.

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Always a little nag between the shoulder blades regardless of bar position.
A good way of describing it, Bill. That is exactly what I felt on every other bike I have owned. I was younger then and just put up with it.

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I have some strange disorder that causes me to alter the handlebars on just about every motorcycle I've ridden. Even my poor '67 BSA lost its American-style cowhorn bars very early in my possession of it. Being a sail lacked entertainment value, and besides, the cool guys over in Old Blighty would never be caught dead with something so gauche. I even tried the Clubman downturned bars for a bit, but since I was also commuting into Chicago at the time with the bike, those didn't last long.
I won't even mention how I fitted riser-type handlebar mounts to my Velocette Thruxton so I could put low, Euro-touring-style bars on it in place of the authentic but unbearable clip-ons. (Nor will I discuss the 38mm Mikuni I applied to make it sort-of rideable.)

But that's a handlebar-obsessive. Jeez, even on my '98 Gold Wing 1500 (that my ex insisted I buy to ride her around) I altered the bars, cutting and rewelding them to get a better angle. (the later, more-liked GL1800 had bars that had a satisfactory shape and were left unmolested.)
My FJR came to me with an MV plate installed, which seemed to be a vast improvement over the other, stock FJR I'd ridden prior to getting this one. In short order, though, I wound up adding Black Path 1" risers to the MV plate, which was the absolute limit I could stretch out of the throttle cables. I'd always planned that if I decided to keep the bike for a long time, I'd pop for custom +3" cables from Motion Pro, a $200 upgrade, and then fabricate my own, Heli-esque plate to combine with the riser blocks. 12,000 miles later, I still haven't gotten around to it.
With the Touring screen that came on the bike, in summer weather and going screen-down, the MV+BP combo is pretty well right for me. With the screen up, or with the someday Rifle barn door, I think hard about moving the bars rearward as described above.

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You show a 2016 as your FJR, i searched MV Motorrad and they do not list one for 16, did you order the 2015? thanks

If you are asking me, I have a 2018 "A". The MV plate fit just fine.


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