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Offline Andyb1962

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 10:53:58 AM
They are not tight .
I turned my risers round and pushed my bars forward . Much more 70ís style . Very comfortable.  Tighten em up bit donít swing on em

They will be a std torque setting for the risers . But apply common sense .

Hopefully someone with a service book can quote that thread size etc .

Offline goodicksa

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #21 on: April 28, 2019, 02:42:02 PM
Gilles Tooling make a nice set of risers. approx 150usd
I'm currently happy with the factory ergonomics so I haven't tried a set but thought they may be of interest to others.

https://www.gillestooling.com/produkte/lenkersysteme/2dgt-verstellbare-lenkerklemmboecke/2807/2dgt-verstellbare-lenkerboecke-mit-abk-18
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Offline SteelTraveler

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #22 on: April 28, 2019, 07:17:42 PM
*Originally Posted by exhdrdr [+]
SteelTraveler are you considering putting back the stock risers to their original orientation and then remounting the new risers to see if that gives you the height plus enough cable play?  Curious mind wants to know :002:

At some point, I'll investigate the possibility of re-routing the cables to give them a little more slack.  If there's a way to do that, I'll install the Chinese risers. 

For now, I plan to continue to ride as they are, with the stock risers rotated 180 degrees.  Thanks again to Plipton for this tip.

Offline SteelTraveler

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #23 on: April 28, 2019, 08:28:17 PM
*Originally Posted by goodicksa [+]
Gilles Tooling make a nice set of risers. approx 150usd
I'm currently happy with the factory ergonomics so I haven't tried a set but thought they may be of interest to others.

https://www.gillestooling.com/produkte/lenkersysteme/2dgt-verstellbare-lenkerklemmboecke/2807/2dgt-verstellbare-lenkerboecke-mit-abk-18

Appears to be very good quality product.  However, unless I missed something, I don't think they'll work with the stock Z900RS handlebars. 

Website states: "for 28.6mm handlebars...spacers available for 22mm handlebars". 

For us yanks, that translates to 1 1/8 inch or 7/8 inch.  The tapered bars on the Z900RS are 1 inch at the center where they are mounted. 

I'm certainly impressed with the quality of the product though. 

Offline goodicksa

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #24 on: April 28, 2019, 09:52:31 PM
*Originally Posted by SteelTraveler [+]
Appears to be very good quality product.  However, unless I missed something, I don't think they'll work with the stock Z900RS handlebars. 

No, you didn't miss anything, you just took the time to read the details more closely than I did. :034:
Looks like the risers are sized to match the oversize GT bars that they also sell.
https://www.gillestooling.com/bikes/kawasaki-z900rsbrab-baujahr-2018

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Offline Tstang

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #25 on: May 17, 2019, 05:12:38 AM
I'm new and saw this thread yesterday. Have to add my two cents.
ROX risers are my faves. They pivot for adjustment so you can find tune the reach. Have them on my V-Strom. Put them on my Tiger (former bike) too. Also are good people to deal with.

Offline BMHS

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #26 on: May 19, 2019, 02:57:56 AM
OK Guys,
I just wanted to say Thank You to whoever was the first person to investigate that the Z900RS & Cafe handlebar risers/supports were not mimetrical. I just did the conversion. It took about 1 hour, between adding anti-seave to all the threads, and getting the bars at the right angle for the cables. and comfort. I have a new set of Z1000 bars that I have been contemplating on installing. I doubt that I will now.
Thank You
Brian

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #27 on: May 19, 2019, 03:21:16 PM
Anyone have before/after pictures? 

Does flipping the risers give you a more upright position?

When I look at the sides of the risers, it doesn't appear that it would bring them closer.

Offline Andyb1962

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #28 on: May 19, 2019, 06:20:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Bourbon [+]
Anyone have before/after pictures? 

Does flipping the risers give you a more upright position?

When I look at the sides of the risers, it doesn't appear that it would bring them closer.



I reversed the risers and pushed bars forward

Offline Bourbon

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Re: Handlebar Risers
Reply #29 on: May 19, 2019, 06:22:46 PM
Thanks, I'm going to try it out.