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Offline Craigmri

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Helibar Gen 2 risers
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:13:14 pm »
Guys,

Who have tried the Helibar Gen 2 risers?  I know they are like the AST ones but Im thinking this might be the ticket for me.

https://www.helibars.com/products/HeliBars%C2%AE-Tour-Performance%E2%84%A2-handlebar-risers-for-Kawasaki-Concours14-Gen2/660.html

Craig

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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 01:50:30 am »
The AST 2" pullback risers offer the most rise/pullback without any modification. Also currently on sale @ a savings of $45.00 bucks.
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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 03:24:48 pm »
I went and got the Helibar Gen 2 risers.  I liked the design over the AST version.

Fitted them last night and took a 20 mile ride this morning to test them out.  Let me begin by saying that I am 6'1" and I now have the Corbin Canyon Dual seat.  With this seat I noticed I sit higher on the bike and also to sit in the pocket, it moves you rearward alot.  Once I installed this seat I knew I needed a pullback riser arrangement.  I was torn between going with the regular two inch risers and also wedges or the 2" pullback variety.  Ultimately for the money I decided to go with the Pullback set and I probably could also benefit from wedges in the future if necessary(I doubt I'll need to).

Installation was straight forward and a breeze even by myself.  Took about 30 minutes casually working.  The Instructions included were excellent and the components are very good.

On my test drive I now noticed I sit more in the seat pocket than before.  Also, before, when at a traffic light I noticed I used to always take my hands off the bars to sit up straight and rest.  Now, I noticed I didn't do that on this mornings ride.  Its a MAJOR improvement.  Would it get even better with wedges?  Possibly but I doubt I'll need them.  Now between the seat(which sits be up higher and the pullpack risers which sit me up straighter I must have a better windshield so I suspect the XL/Wide CalSci is in my future.







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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 01:25:26 am »
Looks sharp Craig, after reading and comparing the AST vs. HeliBar 2" risers I see...
HeliBar offers 1/2" wider, 2" height and 1-3/4" pullback
AST offers 2" height, 2" pullback

I think the 1/2" wider would be nice also. Looks real nice.

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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 06:57:42 am »
Guys,

Who have tried the Helibar Gen 2 risers?  I know they are like the AST ones but Im thinking this might be the ticket for me.

https://www.helibars.com/products/HeliBars%C2%AE-Tour-Performance%E2%84%A2-handlebar-risers-for-Kawasaki-Concours14-Gen2/660.html

Craig

Nice work, you'll be happy with those. I inherited Horizon STs, Heli makes some great products. 
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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 12:46:28 am »
Im ordering a set now. Thanks
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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:48:22 am »
I can say after a few hundred miles testing these out I absolutely love them and will never take them off the bike as long as I own it!!

Craig

Im ordering a set now. Thanks

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Re: Helibar Gen 2 risers
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 12:17:25 pm »
I received them yesterday. I could have paid lots more for faster shipping but fee shipping got here in 2 days. They wanted alot more for 2-3days and quitea bit still for 5-7 days.
    They go on Monday.
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