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Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:13:42 pm »
http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/product_p/c14-16.htm
   
These Adapters are used WITH your current standard risers.  These can be used with standard risers 1 inch and larger.  The Adapters are bolted on top of your standard risers by passing 3 bolts through the adapters, then through your standard risers then screw into the factory holes in the triple clamp.  Then the factory handlebars are bolted to the adapters in their new, closer position to the rider.

-Handlebar pullback / offset: 1 inch + the pullback from your risers   
-Handlebar lift: 1/2 inch + the lift from your risers 

*Application: 2010-2013 Kawasaki Concours 14. These will not work on 2008-2009 due to the location of the storage compartment.

If you want the benefits of the Pullback Risers offered by Advanced Sport Touring, but you've already invested in a standard set of risers, this is what you need. These bolt to the top of anyone's standard set of risers and move the handlebars back towards the rider 1 inch. Must be used with risers 1 inch and larger.

No cutting, welding, drilling or adding of clutch or brake cables.

** A couple of the pics were done without powder coating to show the Riser Adapters more definitively. 

   

   


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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 06:02:04 pm »
Interesting, not sure if my brake lines would still fit if I added two more inches of pullback. I have MCL risers. Larry(before his death) :(   used to claim his were as far as one could go without changing brake lines.
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 06:54:42 pm »
Dave, I see you have MCL risers on your bike.  Just got mine delivered and am going to install them this weekend on my 2012.  I've read over the instructions but since you've done it already any advice based on your experience?

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 06:56:15 pm »
Interesting, not sure if my brake lines would still fit if I added two more inches of pullback. I have MCL risers. Larry(before his death) :(   used to claim his were as far as one could go without changing brake lines.

All standard risers are the same with the only difference being the height.  As long as his risers aren't over 2 inches tall, there's no problem.  You just have to bolt the junction blocks to my Adapters rather than the risers.  Also, if you haven't already, you need to release the clamps that hold all the cables together.  If you go to that link, and click on the tab for instructions, it shows what I'm talking about. 

I'll have an installation video that shows everything from start to finish done around the end of next week.
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 07:35:23 pm »
Dave, I see you have MCL risers on your bike.  Just got mine delivered and am going to install them this weekend on my 2012.  I've read over the instructions but since you've done it already any advice based on your experience?

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 07:38:17 pm »
Interesting, not sure if my brake lines would still fit if I added two more inches of pullback. I have MCL risers. Larry(before his death) :(   used to claim his were as far as one could go without changing brake lines.

All standard risers are the same with the only difference being the height.  As long as his risers aren't over 2 inches tall, there's no problem.  You just have to bolt the junction blocks to my Adapters rather than the risers.  Also, if you haven't already, you need to release the clamps that hold all the cables together.  If you go to that link, and click on the tab for instructions, it shows what I'm talking about. 

I'll have an installation video that shows everything from start to finish done around the end of next week.

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 02:15:25 am »
I was wondering if these riser's will work with Murph's wedges?  The other risers on the site reference wedges.
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 02:25:24 am »
I was wondering if these riser's will work with Murph's wedges?  The other risers on the site reference wedges.

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 02:30:31 am »
I ran out of 2" risers to test the setup with the wedges.  My shipment should be arriving next week.  As soon as I have them, I'll post the results.
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 12:53:08 pm »
got a question I have I think the mcl risers these additions look nice but there has been some discusssions of the handlebars breaking off if these adaptors are used does this make the handlebars any weaker or easier to break off they can at times get a lot of force applied I would hate to see them breaking off either when in trailer or tied down or worse when riding what do you guys think

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 02:54:59 pm »
got a question I have I think the mcl risers these additions look nice but there has been some discusssions of the handlebars breaking off if these adaptors are used does this make the handlebars any weaker or easier to break off they can at times get a lot of force applied I would hate to see them breaking off either when in trailer or tied down or worse when riding what do you guys think

charlie >:( :)) :beerchug:

These are made from 1/2" thick Billet Aluminum.  I couldn't imagine the force necessary to break these off of the adapters.  Its not a concern.
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 11:58:42 pm »
Here's some pics I was sent with 2" risers, my Riser Adapters and Wedges:






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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 03:08:40 pm »
Here's some pics I was sent with 2" risers, my Riser Adapters and Wedges:





I'm skeptical, looks like a 1 3/4" riser to me. ( I did some photoshop stacking of riser adapters next to riser and got 3.5 adapters,
not very scientific  :( )


I've installed the adapters on my 1 5/8 risers and I think there was enough room for wedges and maybe another
1/8 inch of riser. Not so sure about 2 inch risers and wedges...I mean how much do we want to pull and stretch on
those hoses? Then again Mama Kaw may have some loose variable tolerances on hose assembly lengths. My hose might be shorter.

Yeah, yeah, I know, "That's what she said." ha ha.  :truce:  She also said, " I know a 2 inch riser, I'm married to one, and that ain't no 2 inch riser".  :'(
...and now I've just gone too far.   :-X

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 04:16:15 pm »
My hose might be shorter.

Yeah, yeah, I know, "That's what she said." ha ha.  :truce:  She also said, " I know a 2 inch riser, I'm married to one, and that ain't no 2 inch riser".  :'(
...and now I've just gone too far.   :-X

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 02:06:06 am »
I installed mine this afternoon,  I put the wedges under the adapters because the lines were to tight to go the other way. When I first sat on it to adjust the clutch and brake the position felt way better than before. I got everything lined up to my liking and took'r out for a rip up the hill. Went and ran some twisties and the bars felt great. I ran back down the hill for a short jaunt on the highway. Threw my feet up on the highway pegs and smiled, the position of the bars is way better for highway cruisin'. The verdict is still out on the sore wrist problem, I am going to have to go out for a 200 mile day and make that call. So far I am giving these two thumbs up and a z snap.  :great:  :great:











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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013, 03:43:26 am »
Good call on the powder coat bro, looks great!  :great:  :beerchug:


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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2013, 04:44:26 pm »
I love the black, even though red is faster :))
I have on 09.  Has all the riser adapter makes forgot about US >:(
Is there any way to adapt these or other pull backs without braking the bank.
I all ready have the wedges and 2" risers on my bike. I just want the bars back 2' more/

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013, 12:38:32 am »
I was studying the photos of the risers with wedges and got to wondering about the bolts being used.  I am not sure after looking web page about the bolts being sent with the adapters.  So I am wondering if my current bolts could handle the new adapters or will I need to buy a new set of bolts? 
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 01:18:49 am »
I was studying the photos of the risers with wedges and got to wondering about the bolts being used.  I am not sure after looking web page about the bolts being sent with the adapters.  So I am wondering if my current bolts could handle the new adapters or will I need to buy a new set of bolts?
You get all new bolts with the riser adapters, but I checked and they are the same length that came with my 2" risers. AST even sends you a small tube of loctite for the install, and 10 black covers for the allen heads. Top-notch company to deal with  :great:

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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 11:47:31 am »
I have a question, With the risers and adapters in place, do you get more vibration in the bars?

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2013, 12:00:13 pm »
Just got these installed yesterday so far they feel good test ride today will tell more?
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2013, 01:13:24 pm »
Just got these installed yesterday so far they feel good test ride today will tell more?
Great, let me know, paying attention to when your climbing the RPM's rather than cruising speed
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 08:07:47 pm »
Took the  Pullback Risers out for a ride today and here are my thoughts.

First off I have to say I have an odd body type short legs with a long body and on the short side arm length. I have the Murph's 1.5 " risers with the wedges and added the pullback Risers to this.

I like the riding position it seems to sit me back just a bit into my Corbin seat ( which I like ) I seem to sit a little more upright and it takes a little pressure off my arms. They feel fine both getting on the gas ( no extra buzzing that I can feel ) and hard braking overall I like them. I must say its been a long cold winter and this was my first ride since early Nov. so everything felt fun today.   :great:

I can't wait to get a long days ride in with them.    :beerchug:
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 03:20:28 pm »
Took the  Pullback Risers out for a ride today and here are my thoughts.

First off I have to say I have an odd body type short legs with a long body and on the short side arm length. I have the Murph's 1.5 " risers with the wedges and added the pullback Risers to this.

I like the riding position it seems to sit me back just a bit into my Corbin seat ( which I like ) I seem to sit a little more upright and it takes a little pressure off my arms. They feel fine both getting on the gas ( no extra buzzing that I can feel ) and hard braking overall I like them. I must say its been a long cold winter and this was my first ride since early Nov. so everything felt fun today.   :great:

I can't wait to get a long days ride in with them.    :beerchug:

Thanks for the feedback, I really like the risers as well. I am now riding with my elbos bent slightly which is a good thing. Just goes to show that there is not much pressure on the hands and wrist. If asked, would I do it again? Absolutely  :)
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Re: Riser Adapters - Get more pullback with your current risers
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2013, 11:20:06 pm »
I have the same setup with wedges, Murphs Riser, Corbin seat and just added the Advanced Adapters. Just finished a 168 mile mixed terrain ride and feel this is the best setup yet. I may finally be set with my ergonomic setup.

Now  maybe only cruise control to finish the farkelization!