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post #1 of 13 Old 08-31-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone out there in KLR land use Handle bar riser? What kind did you buy and where at?
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-31-2013, 10:46 PM
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Yes; Eagle Mike 1.5".

Improves standing ergonomics considerably, for me.

Standard-length cables work, but . . . mind the routing--may have to shift a handlebar clamp or two.
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Same Eagle Mike 1.5-inchers here, but unfortunately at 6'4" they make standing ergonomics much worse for me. I haven't had any isues with the cables. I must admit they do make riding in a sitting position much nicer. It's not like I ride a lot standing up. I have no plans to get rid of them.

The thing to remember with any kind of solid block risers is that they move the bars back pretty much as far as they move them up. When I stand on my KLR, my arms are pretty much straight up and down and my head is out over the bars.

I'm content with the ones I have, but were I to do it again, I think I would go with the Rox swivelling risers to allow for more adjustment options.



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Rox Speed FX 2" swiveling risers.

I did not have to change the stock cables with how I have the risers set up. However, if I were to set the risers to more pull back than rise up, I would have had issues with the stock cables.
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+1 - changed the bars for some with less pullback also.

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Same Eagle Mike 1.5-inchers here, but unfortunately at 6'4" they make standing ergonomics much worse for me. I haven't had any isues with the cables. I must admit they do make riding in a sitting position much nicer. It's not like I ride a lot standing up. I have no plans to get rid of them.

The thing to remember with any kind of solid block risers is that they move the bars back pretty much as far as they move them up. When I stand on my KLR, my arms are pretty much straight up and down and my head is out over the bars.

I'm content with the ones I have, but were I to do it again, I think I would go with the Rox swivelling risers to allow for more adjustment options.

Have you tried rotating the bars foward?

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+1 - changed the bars for some with less pullback also.
Which bars did you use? I put the Protaper ATV high on but they have too much pull back. Fine for highway cruising but not good while standing. Looking for a bar with less pullback.
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Which bars did you use? I put the Protaper ATV high on but they have too much pull back. Fine for highway cruising but not good while standing. Looking for a bar with less pullback.
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I went with Renthal Jimmy Buttons. The OEM bars have a lot of rise so I looked for the highest flatest bars I could find.

Spent alot of time with the Rocky Mt. handle bar chart

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The sweep is much better but you loose nearly 2 inches of height vs the protaper ATV high. Not the direction I want to go.
That is good info that got me thinking Spec. I went from there to Renthal's site. Under applications check out the Trials bar dimensions. Very flat with little difference between the height and rise. Very low sweep numbers. Range of tall barshttp://www.renthal.com/File/apps1.as...del=&bikedate=

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