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Offline Charliedog

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When I got my 2013 C14, the PO had installed 2" risers plus risers with pullback plus wedges.  I couldn't live with all of that, so after trying both risers with and w/o the wedges, I wound up selling the barbacks and the wedges.

What I'm now looking for is a set of risers-2" or less, that offer pullback w/o spreading the grips wider apart.  When I tried the pullback risers, I felt like I was piloting a wheel barrow.

Haven't found anything yet, I'm open to suggestions.  TIA

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Re: Anyone know of barbacks that don't spread the grips further apart?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:31:39 am »
Have you looke at AST 2” up-2” back risers? Do you like to gamble?

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Re: Anyone know of barbacks that don't spread the grips further apart?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 02:52:48 pm »
I've looked at them, and they do spread the grips apart.  The photo shows them positioned straight relative to the bike's center line, but in reality they're turned outboard bit.  Not what I was looking for, but thanks for trying.

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Re: Anyone know of barbacks that don't spread the grips further apart?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 07:39:06 pm »
LSL bar adapter, you can use many different types of bars, I use what came with the kit.
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Re: Anyone know of barbacks that don't spread the grips further apart?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 07:51:28 pm »
Charliedog, I hadn't thought about it, but I can see that setback risers would widen the bars a bit.

                 I suspect your feeling more of the tiller steering effect than the actual width change.
                   Std risers would not become wider.
                         {but because of the increase in height increase, they do move the bars slightly closer to you}.
                 Bottom line; Std Risers might be a good option for you.

                 On my bike I have 1 3/8" tall std risers, and 1/2" tall & 1" setback risers.
                    This gives me the option of adjusting as I want..
                     ie; For a track day, I remove the setback risers to move my body position more forward/lower.

  Here is a trick I use when I install my setback risers.
   Try loosening the bolts that hold the bars and/or risers on.
    {You will find that you can rotate the bar tips forward or back slightly}.
     If you rotate them back, it will slightly narrow the bars and change the angle to your advantage.
   Additionally, you can remove the straight tube pieces from your handlebars and shorten them.

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