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Offline John

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Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:33:22 am »
I have a new to me, 05 C10.  I am having a hard time understanding how these mount.  Can someone send me a pic or 2 that shows these mounted?  Was looking at the Murphs, but can't picture how they attach.  Email ej_ressler (at) yahoo (dot) com.  thanks.
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Re: Question about "Bar backs" or similar
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 10:55:17 am »
hello there, can you be a little more specific in describing what a " bar back" is? I'm unfamiliar with the term.
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Re: Question about "Bar backs" or similar
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 12:17:45 am »
John is going to wait for an email. I  doubt that is going to happen.
There are too many  products on Murphs website with the word BAR in them so I wont even try and guess.
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Re: Question about "Bar backs" or similar
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 02:37:38 am »
Sounds more like a Gold Wing accessory, actually...  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barback

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Re: Question about "Bar backs" or similar
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 03:38:24 am »
Bar Backs is a common term for after market handlebar risers on BMW Bikes.  I think the term is also common with riders on some other bike models.  I know on my Wing and BMW they have always been called Bar Backs by their riders.  Since being on this forum I see where the Concours riders refer to them as "risers" or "bar risers". 

I can post a picture of mine if you wish, but it might not be much help since I do not have stock bars.
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Re: Question about "Bar backs" or similar
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 08:34:12 am »
Concours riders refer to them as "risers" or "bar risers".  I guess this is what I am looking for.  My first, new to me Concours.  I see what they look like, but just can't vision how they attach to the bike.  A picture of what they look like installed on a Concours would be appreciated.

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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 10:55:00 am »
John take a look at this link.  I think it may answer your question. 

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=40

The above ones are for the stock bars, but the nice thing about the C-10 is you can switch to 7/8" bars to get them higher and farther back.  In that case you would have to some bar adapters.  I don't think you are looking to do what I did, but I converted mine to GL1200 bars.  I had to extend some lines to be able to do this.  Below is a picture of the adapters I used.



Here is a larger picture.  My goal was to sit completely upright. 





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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 04:15:44 pm »
The KB Steppers look like this installed.


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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 04:16:10 pm »
Here's a pic or two with a couple solutions integrated together:

Storz with wide and tall 7/8" bars:





helibars on top of bar riser blocks:

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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 05:01:41 pm »
Thanks for the pics, maybe I am missing some parts?  I don't seem to have the round covers on mine.  This is the way the bike came to me.  Do the risers just get bolted on top of the stock ones?  If you can give me any clues from the pics I posted, I would appreciate it.  Seems the fork adjusters are supposed to be covered with those discs?

 

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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 05:22:36 pm »
The adjusters only get covered up if you have bar risers installed.  I looks like yours is stock and that is the way it looks.
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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 08:04:30 pm »
John, "Bar Risers" are simply anodized or powder coated machined blocks of aluminum that fit directly underneath the stock handlebars and are fastened to the triple tree with longer (supplied) bolts and a finish cap to cover the hole they produce over the top of your fork adjusters.

They raise and bring the bars back allowing you to have a more upright riding poistion.  Very simple install.

Slybones has the best picture of the lot. All the other comments and pictures are of various other styles of handlebar mounts.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=40
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Re: Question about "Risers or Bar risers" or similar
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 01:29:17 am »
Thanks for all your help, I guess I will be ordering when I get back home tomorrow.