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Bar risers
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:34:06 am »
Sorry for another I’m sure stupid question, I’m look at buying a set of 1.25 inch bar risers.   Just looking I don’t think I’ll have to replace any hoses or cables,     Has anyone installed these

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 10:03:10 am »
I have these from Murphs and fit perfectly with no new cables needed.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 03:14:17 pm »
David, Many of us have used the bar Risers.
What year is your bike?
If an 86, all other years came with taller bars.


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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 03:53:46 pm »
If you do find you need longer cables or brake lines, murph has them in varying dimensions.

My first set of risers didn't require a change, just re-routing the throttle cable to the right side of the frame.

The second setup (which I kept) I had to get longer brake lines and cables. Murph had the exact length I needed.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 04:17:06 pm »
Question with bar risers....new to me '93 connie, with riser kit. Filling /maintaining front fork air pressure...2 filler tubes, one a dummy? Is there a crossover tube from one filler valve to 2nd fork?
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 04:46:57 pm »
IIRC the balance tube is just above the lower triple tree. 
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 10:45:46 pm »
Well I mounted the risers,  and I like them,  but.  I’d like a little more.      So I bought another set,    Then I had a friend take them to work and cut the down to about a half inch, my question is. Any safety or structural reasons I couldn’t mount the 1/2 risers on top of the 1 1/4 risers.  That’s if I can find bolts anywhere.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 12:14:11 am »
You never said what year your bike is?
If an 86, a simpler method might be to buy taller handlebars.

Others have stacked the bar risers you bought.
I think they should be ok if you buy correct bolts.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 11:56:54 am »
Sorry my bikes a 1994

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 12:50:47 pm »
Sorry my bikes a 1994
If you go to your profile and add info about your bike in the signature area, you won't have to keep answering questions about the year or what mods you have.  Makes answering easier for folks helping and helps you to get to the answer more quickly. :)
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2019, 09:02:37 pm »
I thought I had, and added pictures allso,  I’m a cassette tape guy, I’m terrible with computers, well phones, TVs,   Hell even I new dishwasher takes a engineer to run

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2019, 10:33:05 pm »
Hello,
I have a related question: is it feasible to double up 2 sets of 1-1/4" risers for more height? I think I'm prepared to add or change brake & clutch lines. Will the throttle, signal lights and choke cables need to be changed? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2019, 10:33:13 pm »
I thought I had, and added pictures allso,  I’m a cassette tape guy, I’m terrible with computers, well phones, TVs,   Hell even I new dishwasher takes a engineer to run
Love old stereo equipment from the seventies.  New appliances not so much.  They've gotten a bit carried away with bells and whistles.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2019, 10:36:55 pm »
You never said what year your bike is?
If an 86, a simpler method might be to buy taller handlebars.

Others have stacked the bar risers you bought.
I think they should be ok if you buy correct bolts.


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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2019, 11:01:25 pm »
I would not ever suggest stacking risers on a C10...
plainly, as once the additional strength of the single riser, is topped by a riser that is "not held in place by the fork tube", the main stress is then transferred to the small bolts, which when substituted for longer ones, become the issue.. much more leverage, with no central "resistance/support" from lateral/front back movements. Best solution are bar mounts that allow use of "tubular bars" which can be sized and placed by user "needs"... and they cost the same as "bar risers in combo"...  much safer, and more reliable.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2019, 12:44:25 am »
Extra slack on the throttle cables can be had by rerouting them on the right side of the top frame tube. You can also get some slack on the brake hoses by doing some rerouting as well. The only cable I ever had to replace was the choke cable.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2019, 08:37:27 am »
There was a time I considered getting a set of bars identical to my GS1100GK bars.  Ergonomically, my GK is perfect.  The only thing I have any interest in is some more modern foam in the seat.  After 37 years, I'm sure it can be improved.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2019, 05:02:18 pm »
Thanks for the response about doubling up bar risers. Much appreciated and I will definitely not go in that direction.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2019, 06:26:26 pm »
I went the Storz route.  You can use any 7/8" bars with them.  Mine are 30.5" wide with 8" of rise - from an early 80's CB650 IIRC.  Only had to get longer brake lines.  I went + 4.5 and it was actually a little longer than needed.

OEM Throttle and choke cables were able to be used by rerouting them between the trip tree and tank.

The clutch hydraulic line was carefully bent 90 degrees to provide more length.  Now it points up between the front edge of the tank, just left of the steering head rather than straight forward.

You can see how the lines are routed between the triple tree and fuel tank in the top pic.




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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2019, 01:45:41 pm »
Stash, are you gonna be at the National?
I'd like a closer look at your install.
   What is the straps on both bars used for?

I'm actually wanting to lower my bars.
  (Trying to install C-14 clutch and brake mechanisms. and maybe the switches).
       The reservoir's for them hit the dash..
  Hoping to find a set of 86 Connie bars to try. Does anyone have a set of 86 bars lying around??
   If that doesn't work, may need to go your route.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2019, 07:09:01 pm »
Stash, are you gonna be at the National?

Unless something changes in the very near future, no.

   What is the straps on both bars used for?

Oh you just stepped in it my friend.  RWulf gives me grief about those all the time.

My official name for those is FRHP (Frugal Retractable Handlebar Pullbacks).  I use them when I need to lean back and change position a bit, in a safe, straight, open, cautiously contemplated, low traffic scenario (Richard, those attributes are included just for you).  By putting mild counter tension on both lines - the bike can be kept in its spot in a lane, while allowing the rider (me) to lean back and change position for longer than just a couple seconds.

When I let go of the lines to grab the bars again, they immediately retract.

Works quite well.  Now that I have a Russell seat, they along with highway bars don't get used too much.  When needed they are really nice to give a break to different muscle groups in the back and shoulders.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2019, 09:54:57 pm »
 It seems to me that they would be a lot better than doing a no hands ride!
Wish you were gonna be there. Going to be fun.
err/ahh,,,  Does anyone have an old set of 86 bars lying around??

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2019, 01:23:35 am »
Ted, maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the 1986 handlebars were the same, but the 1986 riser is like an inch lower. Or do I have that backwards?
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2019, 09:38:01 am »
Ted, maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the 1986 handlebars were the same, but the 1986 riser is like an inch lower. Or do I have that backwards?
The 86 bars are lower.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2019, 11:46:36 am »
Risers are not stock on the Concours.
Only; 86 {and maybe some 87?} bars are lower than later bars.

Recently, I discovered in my stash where I do have 1 (R) 86 bar. {Still need a left!!}
So I was able able to get real measurement's. 

 The 86's measure 3 3/4" from the base of the upright to the center of the handle bar tube.
     NOTE: Some 87's may be the same?
 All others measure 5 3/8" from the base of the upright to the center of the handle bar tube.

ie; The 86's are 1 5/8"  lower than the others.

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