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Offline Bilbur

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2" Risers from Amazon/Black Path
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:39:53 pm »
So I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YI3K0H8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Never heard of "Black Path" and before I found these I was either going to buy Murph's or from another site that I can't think of right this second but, oh well.

Long story short I got these because free shipping. Murph's wanted more money and the other site had a cheaper price but $15 in shipping so, it wound up being more than Murph's.

I didn't expect much when I got them but these things are high quality. Milled very nicely and aesthetically pleasing. And don't worry the Black Path logo is not actually on the risers but they do send those stickers for your optional pleasure. The freebie beer opener was a nice little gimmie too.

Bolts are high quality and you can't see it in the pictures but, the risers do have a drilled and tapped hole to relocate the clutch/brake lines higher so you don't stretch them out.

Install was straightforward and can be completed halfway through a six pack with ease (personal experience :D). Didn't even look at the instructions because each riser has a handy 'right' and 'left' milled onto it on the bottom of the riser for idiot proof installation.

Seriously took me 10 minutes to throw these on and the riding position is SOOOOOOO much nicer. My lower back is much happier and my wrists are now in love with my bike. I have a longer-ish torso and shorter-ish legs so, these really helped me out.

If you're debating on risers and where to get them, get these. I know, I know, "SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES" but yeah, no this time local lost. And besides just because Black Path sells on Amazon doesn't mean they aren't a little guy and on top of that Black Path is a Cali company so technically I did support a local business. lol.
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Re: 2" Risers from Amazon/Black Path
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:23:22 pm »
The reviews are mixed about rerouting stuff - not the product.  What was your experience?  In no rerouting, how do the cables / hoses look for tension straight up or at full lock?  Thanks for any more info.  Also, what year bike is yours?  Not sure if that matters. 

I have an 08 and am mildly interested in exploring risers --- maybe.  Most times no.  Sometimes I think about it.  Getting old ya know. 

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Re: 2" Risers from Amazon/Black Path
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 10:32:36 pm »
The reviews are mixed about rerouting stuff - not the product.  What was your experience?  In no rerouting, how do the cables / hoses look for tension straight up or at full lock?  Thanks for any more info.  Also, what year bike is yours?  Not sure if that matters. 

I have an 08 and am mildly interested in exploring risers --- maybe.  Most times no.  Sometimes I think about it.  Getting old ya know. 

It wasn't even really a relocation or rerouting. It was just moving the hose clamp with the 10mm bolt up to the new bolt hole on the riser. After I did that the hoses are totally fine.

My bike is a 2009. I don't think it matters much until 2014 or 2015.

I would definitely recommend it. I'm only in my 30s and was getting tired of the fatigue after a 6 hour ride.

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Re: 2" Risers from Amazon/Black Path
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 01:06:50 am »
I'd agree about 6 hours is where I start to notice too.  800 mile days getting out of the Midwest, I notice.  For Sunday with the guys, 1.5 hours to get to good roads.  3 hours sport riding.  The 2 hour ride home is where I notice sometimes.  For $80, this may be worth a try.  See if the comfort vs. sport riding position is worth the trade off.  ESPECIALLY, if we get that second bike and the connie becomes relegated more for touring and two up (my wife likes it slow  ;D). 

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Re: 2" Risers from Amazon/Black Path
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 02:46:35 pm »
I have AST risers on my C-14 and Black Path risers on my ZX-14R and am very satisfied with both. Any brand of ZX-14R risers aren't as high as available for the C-14 because the windscreen gets in the way...
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