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Offline RichS1000XR

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Bar risers
« on: July 25, 2015, 07:51:23 AM »
Anyone fitted bar risers yet? If so, which ones, and did they increase/ decrease the "vibrations"?

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 07:45:50 PM »
Anyone? :164:

I've read on another forum about risers causing more vibes, and using amalgamating tape, but don't want to create a problem by fitting these.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 10:39:59 PM »
My dealer added a set on my bike.  I'll have to check on the brand - they are very substantial.  They made the bike much more comfortable to ride.  I sit up straighter which relieved a lot of pressure on my hands.  Bent over like I was - though I know better - I would find myself resting on my palms.  This caused a lot of hand fatigue, made the vibration more noticeable, and made the bike harder to steer.  Note that the risers require a longer brake line which also requires a brake bleed of course.  They risers they put on came with a 1.5" extender but now the brake line gets pinched in between the triple tree and the display.  That won't do, especially for slow speed maneuvering, so I had the dealer order a proper, longer, brake line.  What I have will work until then.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 02:09:45 AM »
Thanks for that info.  You just answered my question from your other post.
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 08:23:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by clarryr [+]
My dealer added a set on my bike.  I'll have to check on the brand - they are very substantial.  They made the bike much more comfortable to ride.  I sit up straighter which relieved a lot of pressure on my hands.  Bent over like I was - though I know better - I would find myself resting on my palms.  This caused a lot of hand fatigue, made the vibration more noticeable, and made the bike harder to steer.  Note that the risers require a longer brake line which also requires a brake bleed of course.  They risers they put on came with a 1.5" extender but now the brake line gets pinched in between the triple tree and the display.  That won't do, especially for slow speed maneuvering, so I had the dealer order a proper, longer, brake line.  What I have will work until then.
Larry

That's good to know. I'd like to add them, but don't want the vibes to suddenly appear. If you could let us know the make, that would be great.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 04:39:56 PM »
Ok, I called my dealer and he told me the risers are from Ilium Works, www.iliumworks.com.  They are the mode 28-300.  Here's a picture or two of them mounted on my bike.  Looking at their website I see a bunch of other interesting stuff  :001:

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 12:33:05 AM »
Thanks for the info Larry.  Do you find that they decrease the vibration everyone has been talking about??   :305:
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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2015, 02:37:42 AM »
Larry - The risers look like they move the bars up and back; is that true?

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2015, 05:45:58 AM »
Yes, the risers move the bars both up and back, about 1.5" in both directions.
They didn't remove the handlebar vibration but they did dampen it somewhat. And since I don't lean on them as hard the vibration is more tolerable. I really only notice it when I'm going straight at moderate speeds. In the twisties and high speeds I'm so focused on the ride that I don't notice the vibration at all. So I try to spend as much of my riding in the curves as possible. Really though, the vibration is there but I haven't done enough long distance riding for me to become annoyed by it yet.

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Re: Bar risers
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2015, 08:38:22 AM »
Thanks for the responses. I've ordered these ones, as I had them on one of my last bikes.

http://www.nippynormans.com/products/s1000xr/item/wunderlich-silver-risers-25mm-up-only-r1200gs-lc-r1200-adventure-lc-s1000xr-wun-41970-011

Once they arrive, and I've fitted them, I'll report back. :028: