Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Connecticut, USA
Thanks to previous posts in this thread, lots of good information. At 6'8" I definitely need to raise the handlebars as well as the seat as well as the bike... As the factory handlebar holders are offset I've turned them around so that the handlebar is more forward and I've rotated the handlebars forward to get more height in exchange for less sweep. This is better, actually good except that the seat needs to come up a couple of inches which means that handlebars should as well so I'm looking for a longer term solution. One thing I'm considering is the Pro Taper Evo Adventure handlebar with the high rise ( 5.6" rise ). As someone in this thread has pointed out, this may provide so much leverage that stock bushings inside top fork bridge aren't adequately stiff, but they could be replaced with something stiffer easily enough. As an aside, when changing orientation of my handlebar holders I noticed one of these bushings was already starting to rust ( completely dry ) so I greased them. Additionally, for anybody rotating stock handlebars ( with or without risers ) the left and right switch housings have plastic pins that locate them on the handlebars at specific angles and will require drilling new holes if rotating a significant amount as in my case. Is it that risers are simpler to install that makes them more popular than high rise handlebars ? Anybody tried the Pro Taper high rise or equivalent handlebars on AT ? Other things I may not be thinking about ? With current setup, factory handguards are hitting windshield before I reach steering lock, but not by much.