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albundy123

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albundy123 says:

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Hi guys, I own a 99 triumph sprint st 955 & I'm thinking of fitting some risers. Are they difficult to fit? & do they make much difference to the comfort & handling? It looks like the maximum they can raise the bars is only an inch or so without fouling the fairing. Is that inch enough to make a difference? ( no rude comments please!! :tongue: )

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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An inch or two will be a waste of money,tried this on a X11 (naked blackbird) ,i used to be head down arse up but now it`s the other way.I like the muscle bikes and just recently bought a custom enfield.:shock:

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

1 inch

1 or 2 inches will make a surprising amount of difference.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

1" or 2"

eatcs01,were talking bar risers.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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Just remembered (age thing) it was the faired Blackbird i tried the heli-bars on,with no joy tried the X11 with a more upright position but still arm/shoulder ache (age thing again). 

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oscarthegrouch

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Just be careful

:biggrin:you have enough slack in the cables and brake line otherwise a simple job will turn into a nightmare

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albundy123

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albundy123 says:

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Cheers oscar, the ones I'm looking at are 28mm. According to the website they can be bolted on without affecting cables or changing the brake line.:huh: I think I'm gonna give em a try.If I don't like them, you'll probly see them on ebay soon!

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oscarthegrouch

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No probs

done a few bikes with various bar raisers and mx style bars the worst was a 400 bandit which went from clip ons to wide mx bars ......that was a pig had to make all control cables also lenghten all switchgear cables and new brake line ....twas a pain in the arse but i've seen the ones you mean which just bolt on to the top yolk ??? am i right ?

 

plus if you go to extreme sometimes lockstops need modifying too :(

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