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Location: Chandler, Arizona
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.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike