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May 31st 2018, 07:00 AM   #1
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Handlebar Risers

Anybody know where I can find some LOW risers? Everything I can find is 3/4" or more. I like where my aftermarket bars sit, I just need about 1/4" of rise to get the right angle on my clutch lever. The more I ride it, the more I realize that my left wrist is not in a good place. The clutch switch on the bottom of the perch is pressed hard into the top triple, so it can't rotate any farther.
May 31st 2018, 09:39 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
Apex, Woodcraft, Helibar.

No point telling us what bike you have I guess...
May 31st 2018, 10:06 AM   #3
 CaptainAwesome's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Washers?

If the angle is wrong on your clutch lever are you sure you need to raise the bars, or can you just change the lever angle?
May 31st 2018, 01:09 PM   #4
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

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Originally Posted by motoman
Apex, Woodcraft, Helibar.

No point telling us what bike you have I guess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainAwesome
Washers?

If the angle is wrong on your clutch lever are you sure you need to raise the bars, or can you just change the lever angle?
They're standard 7/8" handlebars (not clipons) on a Ninja 650R. The stock bars don't have this problem because they have 2" of rise and 1.5" inches of pullback. Clipons don't work because they contact he fairing. I prefer the aftermarket Suburban Machinery bars because they have zero rise and practically zero pullback. They put the grips in a sportier position and don't hit the fairing or tank, but the clutch lever causes issues for me now.

Like many bikes, the lower handlebar clamp is integrated into the top triple. I need something that fills a gap in the lower clamp and moves the mounting point for the top clamp. There are many risers available, but they are all over 3/4" taller. I don't want that much rise, just a little more wiggle room for the clutch.

I have the clutch perch rotated around the bar as far as it can before it hits the triple clamp. There is an in/out adjustment for clutch reach from the grip, but that's not where I need additional room. The current angle is putting a kink in my wrist that I can't eliminate without putting my elbow on my knee. That's not a problem if I'm tucked down with my chest on the tank, but that's not a good position for commuting on this bike.





Edited by HalcyonSon on May 31st 2018 at 01:26 PM
May 31st 2018, 01:14 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Maybe a set of 7/8" bars with a different bend? Look at dirt bars, they are pretty well documented on rise and pullback. A CR low bend has a pretty low rise.
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May 31st 2018, 03:44 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Ok, so the brake side angle is ok for braking but that angle doesn't work for your clutch hand? I would think anything that hurt one hand would hurt the other, unless covering the lever changes your grip position that much.

It looks pretty spot on but double check how well the handle bar is centered. Maybe it's slightly to the right and pulling the left side in to catch. Can you get the lever assembly to the left anymore to clear? Looks like you might have about a 1/4".
May 31st 2018, 04:32 PM   #7
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
i had a 650r and i changed the bars because of that dumbass bend on the oem bars.

just do the bars.
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May 31st 2018, 04:38 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
Maybe a set of 7/8" bars with a different bend? Look at dirt bars, they are pretty well documented on rise and pullback. A CR low bend has a pretty low rise.
+1 This is likely your best option and will likely be much more comfortable.

These have an ultra low rise option: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...RoCItoQAvD_BwE

Edited by TimberMoto on May 31st 2018 at 04:41 PM
Jun 1st 2018, 07:57 AM   #9
 Texasl's Avatar
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
Have you considered contacting a local machine shop to either custom fabricate risers or modify some that are slightly too tall?
Jun 1st 2018, 09:26 AM   #10
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainAwesome
Ok, so the brake side angle is ok for braking but that angle doesn't work for your clutch hand? I would think anything that hurt one hand would hurt the other, unless covering the lever changes your grip position that much.

It looks pretty spot on but double check how well the handle bar is centered. Maybe it's slightly to the right and pulling the left side in to catch. Can you get the lever assembly to the left anymore to clear? Looks like you might have about a 1/4".
That's not my bike... mine is blue. Because of the clutch safety switch, the lever perches are designed differently from one side to the other. I can get the brake lever at a comfortable angle because it doesn't hit the triple with the extra lump underneath for the clutch switch.
Jun 1st 2018, 11:44 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50 & C90T, 2018 Indian Scout 1131
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
That's not my bike... mine is blue. Because of the clutch safety switch, the lever perches are designed differently from one side to the other. I can get the brake lever at a comfortable angle because it doesn't hit the triple with the extra lump underneath for the clutch switch.
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Jun 1st 2018, 01:51 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla, Little Ninja
Will flipping the bars help? Looks similar to the M-bars I used to have on my Bonnie. A tiny amount of drop that was nice for track days. But flip them over and it became a tiny amount of rise that was great for touring.
Jun 18th 2018, 01:25 PM   #13
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
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Will flipping the bars help? Looks similar to the M-bars I used to have on my Bonnie. A tiny amount of drop that was nice for track days. But flip them over and it became a tiny amount of rise that was great for touring.
No drop on these bars at all.

I have an idea that I might be able to make something with a little dremel and hammer work. Grainger carries 1/4" x 3/4" x 72" sticks for $5.
https://www.grainger.com/product/GRA...ar-Stock-2EZA3
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