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04-07-2019 11:18 PM
2008 hammered grey

I put 2" risers on and have the stock cables. I didn't flip the throttle. rerouted the cables a bit and got them to sit just under the top triple tree bearing and it is working fine.
04-07-2019 06:13 PM
Hagan I have the same risers as Tom except black and can confirm they do in fact fit on my '18. Had to flip the throttle but I think that was it.
04-07-2019 05:19 PM
jncdi Thanks for the picture.

I am going to try angling the levers down a bit from the stock position to see if that helps with the standing ergos. After that I should be able figure how much of a riser I need.

04-05-2019 01:07 AM
Tom Schmitz Pretty much rising back in the same line as the stock.

04-04-2019 11:49 PM
jncdi Thanks, appreciate the advice.

04-04-2019 11:47 PM
Damocles Generation 1; 1.5"; stock cables with some handlebar bracket adjustments.

Whatever risers and cables you use . . . make sure lock-to-lock handlebar rotation does NOT perturb the "choke" (starting enricher); the slightest nudge of the "choke" will kill a warmed KLR650 engine at idle.
04-04-2019 11:31 PM
jncdi Thanks, I had to look at my bike to see what you meant by a "flipped throttle" before it became obvious.

Are your bar risers at an angle or more vertical?

04-03-2019 02:42 PM
Tom Schmitz I have 2" risers with a flipped throttle.
04-03-2019 02:06 PM
Bar Riser Height Question

Does anyone know how high you can go with bar risers without having to get longer cables?

I need somewhere around 1 -1.5 inches of bar height to make the standing position comfortable. JNS lowering plates are already installed.


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