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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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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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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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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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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..:28:
 

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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..:28:
Did you have any concerns with the cables being too tight? 2 inches is a lot.
 

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They seemed ok when I installed the bars. I will have another look see, hopefully I didnt pull em too tight. They did move forward quite a bit as well, which helped with the cable length. Thanks for the warning.
 

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I just called EM to order risers and got his VM.

As long as I'm on this blacking out the bike project, I'm doing the bars when doing the riser install too. Trying to time it together anyway. The bars'll need a full day or longer to get all cured nice n' hard. Probably two. I lay down real thin coats a gloss black as soon as they are barely touchable around 20 minutes apart. 'Round 5 coats gets a good deep layer of black, Then I top it off with one layer of glossy clearcoat. The forks and shifter came out really nice. Did the heatshield in flat high temp bbq grill paint. Still have some of that left from the muffler and outlet pipe job/project. I'll
use the rest on the shock linkage under the swingarm. The swinger itself's gonna be shiny for easier hosedown cleaning.

 

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I tried the new risors out, really glad I went the way I did. I would not have been happy with anything shorter. Quality product too..
 

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No Bull,
Mike called me back today, and I ordered black one and a halfs.
He's asking 29.95 n' 5 bucks shipping. I got my doo in three days,
expecting the risers by the end of the weekend, Monday latest.
I have work, cold and rain in my weekend plans so this works perfect
with pulling and painting the bars Saturday after work. Sunny and 65
Friday. After the overnite shift it'll be remove and scuff the stockers
and lay down some gloss black. Hopefully get it all back together
Tuesday. No hurry on this one. The cold and rain, combined with the
fact everyone can see the bars mean I'm taking it slow.

A special thanks to EM, a straight up dude with great fit and finish on a
quality product at more than fair prices. The Cheapster truly approves
of this dude. I'll always spend more when the quality is there and it's American made.
Don't have to here. The best is the Cheapest, and made by an American
right here in the Great 48. We yakked fer a minute on some new stuff he's
toying around with on the lathe n' mill. More good farkles coming soon
gang! Once he works out all the details, the CNC will go into production.
I'm definitely getting the billet oil filler plug w/ recessed hex. Better looking
than that plastic plug with a wing on it! And the average vandal/ mischief
maker can't come along and just dump sand in the case when no one's looking.


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Roy Sheider-1975
 

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As an afterthought:
Risers beat out taller bars in my book. You can go
forward or back with them and still keep a normal
angle and tilt on the stock bars,which in the KLR's case, are needed
to take the vibe dampers and also have those lil' loops welded on to
hold the cables. Better loops than zipties.

Motorcycles aren't adjustable like a car. Other than adjusting the mirrors.
Ya can't slide the seat forward or back, it needs reupholstered or replaced.
Footpegs need to be raised or lowered for individual leg lengths.
At least the risers are a great cure-all for our equivalent of tilt-adjustable
steering wheels. LOL

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeap
 

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Cheap, therre is a member on another forum that modifies the stock foot peg bracket. He cuts and welds them to be lower and a little back. I plan to have a set mod'd.
 

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Riser update:
I got EM's risers installed and like them. Don't love them. They are solid and
although a fine unit, they bring back the bars towards the seat. This is
the right ticket for shorter riders. I have a 6 foot wingspan and wanted my
bars more forward or straight up, not pulled back at the bar-mounting position.
I trashed them trying to modify a 7/8" notch so I could bolt a bar piece in the
stock location, then set EM's forward or up. But they are garbage now.
(Shouldn't say garbage. The notch I botched is at the bottom and they will
still mount up and work fine.)
Ordered ROX 2 inchers Wednesday nite. If they shipped Thursday morning,
they'll be here Saturday noontime (tomorrow.) Supposed to be 72 and sunny
so the trashed risers are going back on today in anticipation of a nice long
riding day, then a nitetime riser project and of course test drive with the
ROX's.
 

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Riser update:
I got EM's risers installed and like them. Don't love them. They are solid and
although a fine unit, they bring back the bars towards the seat. This is
the right ticket for shorter riders. I have a 6 foot wingspan and wanted my
bars more forward or straight up, not pulled back at the bar-mounting position.
I trashed them trying to modify a 7/8" notch so I could bolt a bar piece in the
stock location, then set EM's forward or up. But they are garbage now.
(Shouldn't say garbage. The notch I botched is at the bottom and they will
still mount up and work fine.)
Ordered ROX 2 inchers Wednesday nite. If they shipped Thursday morning,
they'll be here Saturday noontime (tomorrow.) Supposed to be 72 and sunny
so the trashed risers are going back on today in anticipation of a nice long
riding day, then a nitetime riser project and of course test drive with the
ROX's.
Eagle makes two bar risers, the 7/8" and the 1 1/2". I have the 1 1/2" on both of my KLRs like them vry much. I am 6' 0" and have no problems riding from anywhere on the seat. I adjusted the stock bars by inserting an allen in the top bolt and pulling the bars back to where the cross bar is close to allen. Handlebar position is very personal and this method works for me.
 
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