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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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handle bar risers

looking to install a set of handle bar risers for a more comfortable seating position and would like some advice on your experience with the install. Just wondering which handle bar risers put the least amount of strain on the wiring and brake/clutch hydraulic hoses and do not require re positioning of the wiring and hoses.

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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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thanks for your quick replies. One question. do the blackpath risers bring the bars closer to the rider. I am looking for a set of risers that also bring the bars closer as well as higher for a more upright position.
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As redfish says it was the same for me doing the blocks 1st but not really the Answer for me so I ended up with the MV motorad plate similar to the helibars which moved the bars back about an inch, this was the answer for me.
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Thanks Steve. Was there enough slack on the wiring and hoses with the MV motorad risers. I have the ES model
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Thanks Steve. Was there enough slack on the wiring and hoses with the MV motorad risers. I have the ES model
I installed MV plate on '17ES, and there was enough slack on all cables, the only thing you'll have to do is take the slack on the throttle cable down to zero.
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Thanks Steve. Was there enough slack on the wiring and hoses with the MV motorad risers. I have the ES model
Check my post:

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-...ser-plate.html
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I have the Blackpath's and they work for me. Really wanted Genmar's based on plenty of good reviews but they went out of business.

The BP's seem to be copies of Genmars and were straightforward to install and prior to them 600 mile days would cause a neck and shoulder strain. Now the bike is about perfect for me. It's such a minor adjustment but makes a difference.

I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam.
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