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Offline RWulf

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Bar risers
« on: October 18, 2011, 12:02:49 am »
Nephew wants to raise his bars 1 1/4" with risers. He has an 02 with the stock brake hoses.
Will he need to replace the one hose between the master cylinder and the block that splits
off to the wheel cylinders? I there enough hose  to just reroute the line? If not where do I
get loner hose?
Thanks

Offline turbojoe78_MA

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 12:42:19 am »
My bike had 1 1/4" bar risers on when I bought it and it had all stock brake lines and cables.  It still has the risers but I upgraded to S/S brake lines purchased from murphskits.com.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 09:05:08 am »
Yeah, the smaller riser blocks should be fine. But IIRC, 2" risers would require longer brake and clutch lines.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 01:23:11 pm »
Nephew wants to raise his bars 1 1/4" with risers. He has an 02 with the stock brake hoses.
Will he need to replace the one hose between the master cylinder and the block that splits
off to the wheel cylinders? I there enough hose  to just reroute the line? If not where do I
get loner hose?
Thanks

The standard lines work fine for the standard risers.

One thing to note, you'll need to play a little with the choke cable.  Take the tank off, and get the choke cable out of the clip that holds it to the frame near the steering head.  That will give you the play you need.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 11:10:10 pm »
The stock hoses and cables are fine with the 1-1/4" risers. The 2" require longer hoses.
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