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post #1 of 18 Old 03-01-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Bar Risors for 09

Im looking to get my grips a little higher, when I stand Im leaned over a little too much. Ive seen risors for sale. My question is how high can I go without replacing wiring and cables? What is the advantage of risors over getting new bars with a little more height?

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-01-2010, 08:40 PM
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I have the same question.
A lot of people run risers, but taller bars will do the same thing.
Izzit more angles can be used for comfort?
So the stock bars can retain the vibration dampers?

I have the same problem standing. Too hunched over.
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post #3 of 18 Old 03-01-2010, 10:33 PM
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One inch risers on mine no problem. Two is about the max. You can use ROX risers or taller handle bars. ATV high bars would also work. May have to angle the switch/levers at two inches.

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Ok my cheap ass cant do it..I couldnt get ahold of Eagle Mike, so I looked around and found a set at Happy Trails, 29 bucks. Cool so I start the check out proceedure and they wanted 11 bucks to ship these little things. Thats crazy.. Im gonna look locally..

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I went with the Rox 2" risers, solid, no vibration dampners. Not only can you get your bars higher but you can shift forward and back to suit your posture. I had just enough cable length on the '08.

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post #6 of 18 Old 03-04-2010, 12:29 AM
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EagleMike manufactures handlebar risers for all KLRs.

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EagleMike manufactures handlebar risers for all KLRs.
I emailed him twice, no answer..Figured he must be off on a ride somewhere.

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I emailed him twice, no answer..Figured he must be off on a ride somewhere.
Is this the email address you used? [email protected] or call him at 619-261-1281.

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Is this the email address you used? [email protected] or call him at 619-261-1281.
That looks right. I used the link off his web site. I did however install 2" ROX risers today, hopefully this weekend I can give em a try...Feel really good so far..

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That looks right. I used the link off his web site. I did however install 2" ROX risers today, hopefully this weekend I can give em a try...Feel really good so far..
Did you have any concerns with the cables being too tight? 2 inches is a lot.

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