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I am looking to gain some comfort,while riding.I have installed protaper bars and rotated them back some. Got some neck issues (too much motocross in younger days). I am interested in some feedback on bar risers,etc. Thanks!!!!
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http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm

I have the older regular riser (no anti vibe). Works well.
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I am looking to gain some comfort,while riding.I have installed protaper bars and rotated them back some. Got some neck issues (too much motocross in younger days). I am interested in some feedback on bar risers,etc. Thanks!!!!
http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm
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I have the non-anti vibe risers, allows the me to sit a little towards the rear more, which my pillion wife says it helps to block the wind with my body being higher up.

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I have the single Motoworks block and have been considering doubling them up..Then I would have to change all the routing of the cables and wires to the rear of the trees..
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Works fine for me. Normal spec. www.motowerk.com




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I have the same problem. On longer rides, across my back and shoulders would get really sore so I had the Motowerk 1" riser on which helped.
When I installed the Seat Concepts seat. it set me a little bit higher and further back so I replaced the Speedy riser with a 2" ROX and that was the ticket. Everything fits me perfectly now.

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I have the same problem. On longer rides, across my back and shoulders would get really sore so I had the Motowerk 1" riser on which helped.
When I installed the Seat Concepts seat. it set me a little bit higher and further back so I replaced the Speedy riser with a 2" ROX and that was the ticket. Everything fits me perfectly now.
I just had my SC seat put on last week and ran into the same height problem. I ordered the 1in. Speedy's riser hoping that would be enough, I'm 6'02". :/
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I'm running bars with an ATV bend. Much better than stock without having to add a riser.
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I have the same problem. On longer rides, across my back and shoulders would get really sore so I had the Motowerk 1" riser on which helped.
When I installed the Seat Concepts seat. it set me a little bit higher and further back so I replaced the Speedy riser with a 2" ROX and that was the ticket. Everything fits me perfectly now.
Thanks.Did you use the stock cables?
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I have the same problem. On longer rides, across my back and shoulders would get really sore so I had the Motowerk 1" riser on which helped.
When I installed the Seat Concepts seat. it set me a little bit higher and further back so I replaced the Speedy riser with a 2" ROX and that was the ticket. Everything fits me perfectly now.
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Had a 3/4 inch riser for only a week. Comfortable and less bar vibes on the interstate , and the pillion likes it too.

but once i hit the dragon's tail i missed the agility and almost crashed. Took it off immediately after and all back to normal, including the vibes. Looking to get a protaper with atv bend coming year end.

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What is the rise on "high ATV" bars vs. stock ith a motowerk riser? Also do they still accept bar ends? I have my throttle lock I like.

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What is the rise on "high ATV" bars vs. stock ith a motowerk riser? Also do they still accept bar ends? I have my throttle lock I like.
Stock bars have about 145 mm (5.7") height. Motowerk's 1" (25.4 mm) riser is mounted on a rearward angle on stock handlebar mount, so it really adds less than 1" height, and moves handlebar back a bit. Tusk ATV High bars have a 4.75" (120.65 mm) height (2.51"/61 mm sweep and 30.5"/775 mm width) and are larger at the mount (1-1/8" instead of 7/8"), so they need a 7/8" to 1-1/8" fat/tapered bar adapter. Rox pivoting 2" (50.8 mm) riser/adapter can be adjusted forward and backward, which also affects resulting height of about 7/8" to 1" higher than stock with Tusk ATV High bars.

With Motowerk's 1" riser, you could use a 7/8" aluminum ATV High handlebar, but they also have a crossbar, and offer less vibration absorbtion than a 1-1/8" aluminum 'fat bar'. ProTaper ATV low 7/8" aluminum bars have a height of 5.5" (140 mm), a sweep of 3.3" (84 mm) which is close to stock, and a width of 32" (813 mm) which is wider than stock but can be cut shorter if desired: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Taper-7-...30308f&vxp=mtr

ProTaper 7/8": http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/se

Zeta 1-1/8" (1-1/8") aluminum ATV Medium bend (800 mm width, 123 mm height, 70 mm sweep):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeta-SX-Hand...a297cc&vxp=mtr

Zeta 1-1/8": http://www.zeta-racing.com/handlebar...plication.html

ProTaper 1-1/8": http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour

All aluminum handlebars do not have the threaded ends for stock bar ends, although I really don't feel the need for them with my tapered aluminum bars and Zeta hand guards.
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Thanks.Did you use the stock cables?
Yes I did. I was kind of leery before I ordered but I had sort of remembered reading in an older post that a couple of people used the ROX and it worked out.

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