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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2014, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use Risers? I am 6 2" and need my bars to be a little higher.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-05-2014, 08:27 PM
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Due to the angled orientation of the surface they bolt to, any standard block-type "risers" are also going to move the bars rearward at least as much as they raise them. You can try rotating the bars forward then loosening and adjusting levers so they're level again, but you won't gain much back.

I'm guessing if you're 6'2, your arms are pretty long and you'll find riding in a standing position is a lot more awkward if you move your bars back any at all with block risers.

I'm using the standard EM 1.5" rising blocks but would heartily recommend investing in a pair of Rox adjustable risers so you can better tailor the orientation of the bars to your particular needs and not just get stuck with what you get like with the EM risers. One of these days I'm going to pick up some Rox adjustables.



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post #3 of 4 Old 04-05-2014, 11:06 PM
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I have 2'' PowerMadd risers on my 2011. Rox will do the same. If you go more than 2'' you will need to change cables and such.
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...?productid=693
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...?productid=396
This is a Canadian distributor. I am not sure where to source them in the USA.

Inmate CraigES makes and sells footpeg lowering brackets that help freakishly tall people like yourself with the ergonomics of KLRs as an additional option.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-13-2014, 07:30 AM
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I have the cheap Tusk bar risers. They gave me enough height at 6'3".

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