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post #1 of 24 Old 02-03-2018, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Handle Bar Recommendation

Can anyone recommend a set of handle bars that will raise the stock height about 2 inches? On longer highway rides the stock height has me hunched over in an uncomfortable position. 99 KLR 650. Plus if you have experience doing this, have you gotten away with the stock throttle/clutch cable lengths?
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post #2 of 24 Old 02-03-2018, 10:50 AM
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Many people have done this,
https://www.revzilla.com/rox-risers

With judicious re-routing of stock wires & cables.

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post #3 of 24 Old 02-03-2018, 11:31 AM
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I went with the POWERMADD riser

PowerMadd | Wyoming, MN | Power Riser 475

It was cheaper than the ROX brand. Easy to install, no worries about keeping both risers aligned. I did have to remove cabling and wiring from clamps to give them the extra length needed, as noted by pdwestman.

I'm going to be changing them though for the ROX anti-vibration risers as I have Raynauds disease.

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Nice thanks for the input. I do like the idea of those anti vibration risers.
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I went with the POWERMADD riser

PowerMadd | Wyoming, MN | Power Riser 475

It was cheaper than the ROX brand. Easy to install, no worries about keeping both risers aligned. I did have to remove cabling and wiring from clamps to give them the extra length needed, as noted by pdwestman.

I'm going to be changing them though for the ROX anti-vibration risers as I have Raynauds disease.
Do I just want the 7/8 to 7/8?
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Yes.

Unless you are also going to purchase some brand of over-sized, tougher 1&1/8" handlebar with the money you saved by not purchasing the Anti-Vibe Rox risers.
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Yes.

Unless you are also going to purchase some brand of over-sized, tougher 1&1/8" handlebar with the money you saved by not purchasing the Anti-Vibe Rox risers.
are 1 1/18 more standard in the dirtbike world? am I going to wish I have 1 1/8 risers if i do eventually want to upgrade the bars?
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Yes.

Unless you are also going to purchase some brand of over-sized, tougher 1&1/8" handlebar with the money you saved by not purchasing the Anti-Vibe Rox risers.

Larger diameter bars cuts down the vibration?

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1 1/8" bars are nice.......but not required expecially on a KLR. A good quality 7/8" alloy bar is 10X stronger than the stock steel crappy bars already. The vast majority of my offroad race bikes were equipped with 7/8" Renthal bars which held up admirably despite litterally 100's of crashes.

On the issue of bar height; most people think they need taller bars than they actually do. I run my Renthal RC-Hi's without risers and I stand most of the time offroad. If I was going to raise the bars, I'd use Rox risers and avoid the non-adjustable riser types that move the bars towards your body and away from the center of the triple.

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1 1/8" bars are nice.......but not required expecially on a KLR. A good quality 7/8" alloy bar is 10X stronger than the stock steel crappy bars already. The vast majority of my offroad race bikes were equipped with 7/8" Renthal bars which held up admirably despite litterally 100's of crashes.

On the issue of bar height; most people think they need taller bars than they actually do. I run my Renthal RC-Hi's without risers and I stand most of the time offroad. If I was going to raise the bars, I'd use Rox risers and avoid the non-adjustable riser types that move the bars towards your body and away from the center of the triple.

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I just felt at my height, 6'6" or some days 6'5" depending on who is measuring, I needed the extra height. But after watching some professional riders, I'm second guessing it

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