Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Even the simplest and least effective of risers, the "blocks" are going to require re-positioning of wiring. The plate that fits under the top triple clamp will be removed no matter what you go with and that plate has some steel "wire" that wraps around the wires and hoses. That wire will have to be cut with something, it's pretty tough.
The blocks help a little bit. The GenMars that I had on my '15ES were 7/8th of an inch high but had no set back other than the fork angle.
The HeliBar Bridge is VERY effective, and offers adjustability of angle, distance and width. They raise the bars significantly and bring the bars back significantly. The trade off is that you must either install the short brake hose extension or keep those bars in the forward most part of the adjustment range.
I did the blocks first and went to the Bridge second. The whole point for me was to be comfortable after day 9 of a 15 day trip. Since the wires and hoses need to be re-positioned no matter what you do, I recommend you do what makes you comfortable.
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