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Bar risers....again!
#1
I’ve taken the plunge for the RS to get some risers.

The problem is.... when you open Pandora’s Box.... it’s a damn impossible to close it. Whilst enjoying a tasty breakfast at the dealers, another RS owner wandered over and as most BM riders like to tell you of their bike..... I sat and listened politely.
He did ask whether I actually used it....as it was exceptionally clean compared to his! Having said I don’t use it much as my back is fucked, his face lit up! Same here! Try mine, I put risers on it and now it’s been transformed.... try....
Hmm..... nothing ventured etc... Ooooh, errrr..... heaven!
As the RS doesn’t have traditional bars, but a top plate with bars inserted in they only have one manufacturer and one supplier.... which generally ends up in a rude price tag. 

We will see when they get delivered, fitted and ridden.
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#2
Bar risers are the future. I thought your Beamer was virtualy bolt up straight riding position? You sure you’ll need them Doc?
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#3
Expect to be financially spanked Doc
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#4
Kevin, yep! However, how many times have you been told, another inch would make THE difference Big Grin

Lee, not as bad as you think.
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#5
Yep! Every inch counts - we all know the rules.
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#6
If you remember, I went this route with the 14, when my back was getting worse. The factors then were offset the enormous weight and heavy steering, on the RS it’s simply comfort... adding that extra little bit more from what is already there.
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#7
Good stuff Doc.
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#8
I had to get risers for the Tiger 800, more because it pulled the bars back a bit so you weren't reaching forwards so much, the Sport was a different position, not so upright so not needed, though a bit more tiring on long runs, the Explorer seems Ok as it is, but then it's generally better set out than the 800 and ironically easier to get your feet down flat than the smaller bike Huh

I do sometimes feel as if I'm sitting too far forwards, so pulling the bars back and up slightly might be better, rear shock needs stiffening up first and that may then change to fairly upright riding position ?

This tool and comparator is good, especially for checking out the potential of risers, seats, etc (though nothing beats trying one already sorted)

http://cycle-ergo.com/
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#9
I can’t cope without risers - since my accident. I’ve even had to put them on my GS, and that’s probably comfiest bike I’ve ever owned. Having said that, my Tiger 1050 was super comfy. I did do some serious mods on it though.
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#10
How many inches are you going for Doc
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#11
Fook me! I can see where this thread is going Laugh
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#12
(24-07-2018, 06:08 PM)MarkW7 Wrote: How many inches are you going for Doc

Practically...... I’m more than endowed for both endurance and performance, I feel I need to lessen the strain in order to enjoy the experiance.

1”  Rolleyes

This will give 1” upwards and 1/4” rearwards, making me more erect and releaving my tension, therefore enjoying the riding experiance....
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#13
Fnarr fnarr
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#14
Doc you weren’t riding  the RS down the A494 just outside Mold around noon today wee you?
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#15
No! I was in work.....sadly!
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#16
(26-07-2018, 02:45 AM)DrMarten Wrote: No! I was in work.....sadly!

Hum well another RS similar was on your patch  Laugh
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#17
There are two in and around, it was one of the chaps who lured me to the bar risers.
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#18
The scallywags  Laugh
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#19
They came, they’re fitted and the comfort has returned.

Typical German efficiency.... 15 pages of instructions and disclaimers.... TUV certificates etc.

Took it out for a little ride to the point where previously I was starting with spasms... so went a few more miles then back home.

So far.... so good.

Yes Lee, they were expensive, but as I’d tried all specialists, only one carries the correct ones for my bike and with that hold you to a Kings Ransom.

It would be very interesting to see if any of our GS owners consider a set?!
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#20
What's the deal with other bikes Docrum, are they generally made for certain bikes or can you pick a generic set up, don't need any yet but going off past experience I have fitted them before and like you say makes a world of difference.
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