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post #1 of 3 Old 08-06-2008, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2008 Handlebar risers

Does anyone have any experience with adding handlebar risers to their 08 KLR? I am thinking of using Rox Speed's new antivibration units that are two inch risers and they allow front to back pivoting (http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...subcat_id=269). I have talked to their tech department a couple of times and they say many have been installed on 08 models with good results and they THINK that the OEM cables still worked but may have had to be re-routed some.

My main concern or question is if anyone has installed risers and if their OEM cables still worked or not.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-07-2008, 12:53 PM
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I bought some from TPI. 1" I believe. They work fine with the stock cables/wires. I can't speak to 2" risers. You might have to play with the bar angle. Just the 1" make a surprising difference. My back hurts a lot less.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-22-2008, 12:36 PM
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I too have the 1" from TPI. They made a huge improvement. I just returned from a 2700 mile trip with several 500 mile days and no issue with bar vibration. But my butt still is still vibrating.
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