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I wanted to show a comparison of sitting positions with my risers installed verses no risrs installed. I wish I knew how to post pics but if they do not work the below links in photobucket should give you a picture. If that doesn't work click on my profile and then click on photo gallery under my profile. For full details on ordering the risers go to the below website

http://www.geocities.com/drhines/FJR1300Risers.html

The first pic is my riding position with no risers installed and the Yamaha adjustable handlebars in the most rearward position. You can plainly see that my back is slanted forward and weight is on my wrist on the handlebars.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i42/drhines/Sitting_Positions008.jpg

The second pic is my riding position with Risers installed and turned to the full inboard position. The risers can be turned inward which narrows the handlebars and brings them closer to the rider or can be turned outward which gives a further reach. In this pic, you can plainly see that I am sitting upright with back straight and forearms are relaxed with no weight on the wrist.

[/url] http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i42/drhines/Sitting_Positions002.jpg

The third pic is my riding position with Risers installed and turned to the full outboard position. In this pic, you can see that I am still sitting upright with back straight, my arms are more straight with risers turned to outboard position. However, the plus to this position is that with the risers turned outboard it puts the grips in a very comfortable position and makes handlebars wider with more leverage. I am 5'7" and have very short arms and I still find this position very comfortable, even though I can tell I am reaching further. Still much more comfortable than stock.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i42/drhines/Sitting_Positions005.jpg
 

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Thanks Doug. Positions 1 & 3 do look similar to me (with ref to the Yamaha tuning forks on the tank) and position 2 looks back loads - which is great (for me).

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Position 1 and 3 are definetly not the same. Position 3 with the risers on and turned outboard, the back is straighter with risers. Although the arms are almost straight with 1 & 3, look at the angle of the arms with no risers verses with with.

But like you, I will probably be riding with risers in the rearward and closer position. However, the outward position does allow riders with normal length arms to have more options of a more comfortable hand position and an upright sitting position.
 

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Oh I agree. I got all three photos lined up with the Yam logo in the same position and then it was easy to see the three positions.

So, I'm ready to order - just sent you one email to confirm the delivery and then we are off !!!

Alan
 
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