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Offline KLRPilot

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Handlebar Riser Installation
« on: February 12, 2011, 03:56:28 am »
Hey folks, a couple of years ago I hit a deer riding my KLR (I was on the KLR, not the deer) and got banged up pretty good.  The result of that is my right hand/wrist still gets stiff and numb and the slightly aggressive stock bar position of the Connie causes a little discomfort and even though I only have a couple thousand miles on the Connie, I wanted raise the bars a skosche.  So, after reading all kinds positive responses on the Murph's bar risers I ordered a set and installed them this afternoon.  The kit is quality stuff and the installation went off without a hitch; ordered on a Sunday evening and in my mailbox Wednesday afternoon.  Be prepared, however, to feel like your going to twist the front of your bike off removing the stock handlebar bolts.  Anyway, I posted a short video (4m12s) over at the you tube thing if anyone is interested in seeing how the Murph's bar risers fit:

 

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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 08:03:44 am »
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm certain it will help others going down the same road. I did my C10 bar risers and shield convert to Cee Bailey and wished I had video'd them to save someone the hassle of pushing the retained nut into the dash area resulting in an additional 2 hours labor on the shield install!

Thanks for your helpfulness! I hope they do the trick to end wrist strain for you!
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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 11:09:43 am »
That's a nice little video. Hopefully it will help somebody else down the road!

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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 10:37:56 am »
Yup, it was an easy little operation.  I actually did it walking between my kitchen and garage....cooking dinner in the kitchen, and installing the risers in the garage.  LOL

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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 11:16:43 pm »
You should post that link in the "bun cooler" thread.
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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 01:19:47 am »
It appears that the Heli bars give more of a lift without replacing any lines.  Are these any better.  Are they as easy to install?  Thanks.  I had the tall Heli bars on my C10.  Thanks to the bare back bronc ride in college, I need a little higher bar.

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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 12:02:52 am »
....  Anyway, I posted a short video (4m12s) over at the you tube thing if anyone is interested in seeing how the Murph's bar risers fit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN77mPkEhyc


Thank you for posting this!! I ordered my risers just last night and I'm looking forward to getting them on this Saturday (I hope!).
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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 02:46:06 pm »
Just installed my Murph's bar risers last week ... what a nice improvement.   
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Re: Handlebar Riser Installation
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 05:25:33 pm »
Yeah, i have some as well.  Very Nice!!  As for the numbing in the hand, i had hoped this would help me as well, but it hasnt gone away.  I am thinking it is my gloves.  I have a hell of a time finding a pair that fit right.  My thumb is too long for the current pair, where all other fingers fit well.  I think this is whats causing my current numbness.   We'll see!
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