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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Handlebar risers to increase pullback - suggestions?

Love the bike, hate the shoulder pain after the ride! Looking for a riser for VN750 with stock 7/8" handlebars to make them easier to reach with my non-ape arms. Want risers with pullback that are about 1" to 2" because I don't want to have to switch out the cables and am struggling to find ones that look secure and fit (keep in mind that I know only enough to be dangerous when it comes to wrenching). Have already lowered the tilt of the handlebars and it's just not enough. Would appreciate any riser suggestions!!
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Installing risers would require some fabrication. The stock bars just don't mount that way. They use the cradle and clamp method. You can get riser blocks for some dirt and dual sport bikes that work on that kind of setup. I have stock bars on my XT225 with 2" machined blocks under them. All this does is raise the bars straight up 2". If you want more pullback, you are probably going to need to replace the bars. Bars are not expensive, it't the cables and hoses and making the wires longer that gets expensive. But, if you did manage to get the stock bars in the position you want them in, you would still probably have to replace cables and the brake hose.

I have never heard anyone complain about the Vulcan's bars before. On another forum I belong to, they all want the grips to be down about where the Vulcan's turn signals are, and the riders pegs to be about where the passenger pegs are on the Vulcan. The Vulcan is an absolute perfect fit for me.

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They do make blocks that will fit our bikes. Do a search on ebay and you will find a variety. I'm not sure whether thus will solve your problem though.

Are the handles too high (non-ape arms) or too far away for your comfort? Adding riser blocks to the stock mounts will push the bars back, but they will also raise them up.

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They do make blocks that will fit our bikes. Do a search on ebay and you will find a variety. I'm not sure whether thus will solve your problem though.

Are the handles too high (non-ape arms) or too far away for your comfort? Adding riser blocks to the stock mounts will push the bars back, but they will also raise them up.

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The way I understand it, (I believe) that is exactly her goal.


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Yes they do make them. I have a set that moves the bars up 7/8 and back about an inch. Make sure they are for 7/8 bars.

I'd sell you the ones I got but I have not checked to see if they fit the Vulcan 750.

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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/se...r+risers+xt225

The ones on top are what I have on my XT225. They raise the bars straight up. The next two down will both raise the bars, and move them forward or backward. They should fit any 7/8" bar.

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Just get a pair of dogbone risers for 7/8"....all youll need is a piece of 7/8" tubing for the lower....even swept ones out there.

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I always thought, that the best way for proper handlebar adjustment was to get it off the kickstand, find your spot where you usually sit, close your eyes and reach for the grips, ahh...that's where they should be. Then adjust or whatever accordingly.
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I always thought, that the best way for proper handlebar adjustment was to get it off the kickstand, find your spot where you usually sit, close your eyes and reach for the grips, ahh...that's where they should be. Then adjust or whatever accordingly.
I've heard that......

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I always thought, that the best way for proper handlebar adjustment was to get it off the kickstand, find your spot where you usually sit, close your eyes and reach for the grips, ahh...that's where they should be. Then adjust or whatever accordingly.
That works fine on my Vulcan 750, But I have had bikes where I tried that, and there were no bars there, I opened my eyes, and they were about 10" lower and 2" to far forward. That's about where they were on my recently departed EX500. Riding that thing killed my knees, shoulders, and neck. No more lean forward bikes for me ever.

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