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I fitted touratech 20mm risers.. no cable issues, tilted the bars forward a bit and removed the rubber from the footpegs (got to say the standard footpegs are very poor (Honda must have had some 1980's footpegs they wanted to get rid of, as im sure they were the same as a MT50 i had many years ago....will be the next thing to change!!) now bike feels a lot more comfy... and a little lighter maybe!!

What I have noticed though is the main handlebar clamps are fitted with a rubber mount/washer!! (must be there to reduce vibration) there is a fair amount of movement if you push/pull the handlebars forward and backwards.... wouldn't want to go more than 20mm as this will probably increase even more!!
 

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Can we see a photo of the instillation?
I took them off soon after. Didn't like the feel of the higher bars while seated and after hearing what Chris Birch said about risers (throw them away), I didn't think they'd improve my offroading either.

If you're interested in Birchy's thoughts on the right standing position, check out the last paragraph in this post: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/anyone-doing-the-chris-birch-ktm-adventure-rider-traing.1113495/page-2#post-28643180

And this vid
https://youtu.be/M5yAd24z5y0
 

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I took them off soon after. Didn't like the feel of the higher bars while seated and after hearing what Chris Birch said about risers (throw them away), I didn't think they'd improve my offroading either.

If you're interested in Birchy's thoughts on the right standing position, check out the last paragraph in this post: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/anyone-doing-the-chris-birch-ktm-adventure-rider-traing.1113495/page-2#post-28643180

And this vid
https://youtu.be/M5yAd24z5y0
Thanks :)
 

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Just rolling the bars forward a bit made things much more comfy for me when standing off-road. Steering feels a bit more direct with my hands more in line with the rake angle.

Height while wearing MX boots is about 1.85 metres.
 

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I took them off soon after. Didn't like the feel of the higher bars while seated and after hearing what Chris Birch said about risers (throw them away), I didn't think they'd improve my offroading either.

If you're interested in Birchy's thoughts on the right standing position, check out the last paragraph in this post:
As much as i respect Chris and his riding skills i have to disagree on this with him , how can it be the same for two riders that are let's say 5"1 and the other one 6"9 to ride identical bike ? IT IS NOT ! one stands up nice and straight and the tall rider is bent over in a awkward position . there is a reason why there are so many aftermarket parts aviable to fine tune the ergonomics to match your size and shape as we are not all the same but the bikes only come in one size .
So i am getting bar risers and some decent footpegs .
 

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Well i was going to order the sw motech bar risers today , but the silver ones ore out of stock by the looks of it , don't want the black version as that would look wrong to me .
Any other options out there , i prefer not to buy from touratech if possible .
 

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Hi Mad Frosty,
I need bar risers, looking for about 1.5" and have asked my Honda dealer to source the oem version, (if they exist). What is it that attracts you to the S W MOTECH ?

I too would not order anything from Touratwat, they advertise but don't stock the item and its not always up to standard !

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I have looked at what is aviable out there and the sw motech ones look like a good quality product . BTW i have found some on ebay , in silver they are advertised for triumph but the fit is the same .
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SW-Motech-Fatbar-Handlebar-Risers-Silver-Triumph-Speed-Triple-1050-2010-2015-/321827895253?hash=item4aee6ff7d5:g:3ZIAAOSwFAZTsFMz

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SW-MOTECH-SILVER-MOTORCYCLE-HANDLEBAR-RISERS-for-28mm-1-FATBARS-/231944618282?hash=item3600fa012a:g:mUwAAOSwxfNXN02-
 

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I have looked at what is aviable out there and the sw motech ones look like a good quality product . BTW i have found some on ebay , in silver they are advertised for triumph but the fit is the same .
link -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SW-Motech-Fatbar-Handlebar-Risers-Silver-Triumph-Speed-Triple-1050-2010-2015-/321827895253?hash=item4aee6ff7d5:g:3ZIAAOSwFAZTsFMz

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SW-MOTECH-SILVER-MOTORCYCLE-HANDLEBAR-RISERS-for-28mm-1-FATBARS-/231944618282?hash=item3600fa012a:g:mUwAAOSwxfNXN02-
Sw Motech black risers in Tri-color AT
 

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What do you think about the blue RR preload adjusters ? I am thinking about getting them , i have been adjusting my suspension and even when using propper tool ( snap on ) and being ultra carefull it has left marks on the soft anodized adjuster . :-(
 

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What do you think about the blue RR preload adjusters ? I am thinking about getting them , i have been adjusting my suspension and even when using propper tool ( snap on ) and being ultra carefull it has left marks on the soft anodized adjuster . :-(
just finished the assembling of all the stuff recently (yesterday and today : adjusters, barkbusters, pivot pegz,...). Next days will play on the suspensions settings. Will give you a feedback then. Till now front is on stock settings since I picked-up the bike 4 months ago (avoided to use tools just because of that you mentioned)
 

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I agree with Mad Frosty's comment and yes we all know that Chris Birch is an expert when it comes to riding motorcycles and he is someone that has way more skills than me (but I don't want to ride at his speed, around corners that fast, jump crazy objects and wheel stand over rock boulders on an 1190 weighing over 220 kg's).
Back to risers! I have just finished a four day off road adventure taking me some places that were extremly challenging and required a high level of experience (and a good bike), to get to. After four days, I was not comfortable with having to bend over to reach the bars while standing on my pegs and my back suffered. I am six foot and the standard bars are just not set for my height and MOST important riding style.
Riding standing on your pegs is something I do very often, and my style might not be similar to Chris Birch, but I definitely need to raise my bars and will be ordering a set after I push send on this reply.
Oh, I highly recommend pivot pegs - wide, extremly comfortable expecially while standing up for extended periods and simply a fantastic product.
Hope this helps.
 

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I fitted touratech 20mm risers.. no cable issues, tilted the bars forward a bit and removed the rubber from the footpegs (got to say the standard footpegs are very poor (Honda must have had some 1980's footpegs they wanted to get rid of, as im sure they were the same as a MT50 i had many years ago....will be the next thing to change!!) now bike feels a lot more comfy... and a little lighter maybe!!

What I have noticed though is the main handlebar clamps are fitted with a rubber mount/washer!! (must be there to reduce vibration) there is a fair amount of movement if you push/pull the handlebars forward and backwards.... wouldn't want to go more than 20mm as this will probably increase even more!!
I had Touratech 20mm risers installed as well. This is right at the point where the brake line gets tight unless you roll the bars forward a bit.

Honda fitted the AT with a rubber mount system as you mentioned, but the key piece isn't the rubber washer you can see with the risers installed. There is a collar suspended in rubber which holds the stem that comes down from the risers which receives the bolt from underneath. This is the source of all the flex. Additionally, it seems that some people have bar alignment issues because of this soft mount design.
 

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Just an FYI for those purchasing in-line riser blocks that raise the clamp area...

Honda risers are manufactured with a stepped design in the clamp area. (See Pic)

Some riser manufacturers make model specific designs machined to match this (Touratech), others or "universal" risers are cut straight and do not account for it, which means if you mount per Honda spec, you would need a gap between the riser block and the lower stem and tighten the Cap tight to the block. With Touratech, since they machine in the step on the riser, you retain the gap at the cap, and the riser block sits tight to lower stem.

Either way, the AT clamps are not meant to be mounted with equidistant gap between the cap and stem like many of us are used to. The "Front" should be tight, and the gap at the rear (towards rider). Torque is 24 ft-lb, tighten front fully before rear. (from Honda service Manual)
 

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