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Offline Tour1

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Bar risers installed
« on: March 16, 2020, 07:36:18 am »
I put on some not-new bar risers a while back.
This is just a quick view of them in response to a question.
If you are using this post as an installaion guide, be aware that the side view is of the right side riser.
The other pics are top views of the left side riser.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2020, 01:42:13 pm by Tour1, Reason: added left vs right picture note »
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Re: Bar risers installed
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 08:54:13 am »
Looks like the Murphs risers I put on when I first got my C-10.
That and knee savers have made all the difference.
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Re: Bar risers installed
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 01:53:44 pm »
I think they're 1-1/4" risers, about the most you can do without swapping cables.  Having survived some butt-puckering moments with the OEM handlebar height I feel like too much height for comfort could be less safe for me to ride.
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Re: Bar risers installed
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 02:20:56 pm »
The best solution is converting to 7/8" bars. They improve low speed handling dramatically.
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Re: Bar risers installed
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 04:18:44 am »
As I recall my cruiser's bars were wider than the C10 bars.  I expect they would have had more leverage and more travel to get a given turn radius.
It would be nice to see a diagram with various bar heights and set backs (if that's the right word) versus the resulting body position.
I have a couple of books on ergonomics that couldn't hold my attention.  No chapters on motorcycles found so far.
So much work to be done...
 
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Re: Bar risers installed
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 11:52:43 am »
Tuning fork bars like those on a C-10 are notorious for causing wrist pain due to the narrow and down angle design. Standard 7/8" bars are flatter and wider. Less wrist pain and better handling, it's a win win scenario. I did the conversion on my C-10 shortly after getting it. When I moved to the FJR that was the first mod I did on it as well.
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