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Question for those with Moto Werk's 1" riser (2015+)

Trying to get an idea on which Moto Werk riser to purchase for my 2017 650: the 1" or 1.5".

My question is for any owner who currently has the 1" riser:

Do you wish you had the 1.5" riser? If so, why?


I'm 5"7" with an approximate inseam of 30". When I try to simulate the pull back of the Moto Werk riser my thinking is 1" might be enough. But that is just leaning back to "see" where my hands are when I believe I'm in a more comfortable position.

Thanks for your help.

https://motowerk.com/collections/kaw...-risers-v650lt

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I KNOW your question is about the "motowerk" risers, but the reason I went w/ ROX was because the motowerk risers ONLY allow you to have the bars come CLOSER to you, while, w/ the ROX you can CHANGE that orientation.

I choose to have mine so they remain at the SAME distance from me as the STOCK location does, JUST higher. (HOPE This explains why I have NOT answered your question while responding to it.)
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Understood and thanks.

For my type of riding I'm thinking I only need them to come back and not necessarily up for me.
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So, 407guy, which size did you finally get? Im on the same boat as you are right now and not sure which one to get.
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I went with the 1" risers. Possibly 1.5" would have been better but I'm happy with the 1" risers.

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So, 407guy, which size did you finally get? Im on the same boat as you are right now and not sure which one to get.
The Moto Werk bar risers don't go straight up they go up and back due to the curve of the stock risers they due work if your arms are a little short and you want to be able to push your self back in the seat

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I went with the 1" risers. Possibly 1.5" would have been better but I'm happy with the 1" risers.

Great product.

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Will go with the 1.5" then, thanks!!!


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The Moto Werk bar risers don't go straight up they go up and back due to the curve of the stock risers they due work if your arms are a little short and you want to be able to push your self back in the seat
Thatīs exactly my problem (short arms) so they will definitely help me with my issue. Thanks!!
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This thread convinced me to go with the 1.5" riser. I'll report back once it's installed.
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I went w/ ROX RISERS, 2" rise, BECAUSE you can tailor their angle (I have mine at 2" directly above the OEM position), either towards or away from you.

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1 inch and tilted the bars back. IF you go more double check lock to lock clearance,
something is gonna be a tight squeeze.

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Just installed the Motowerks 1.5" riser and tilted the bars back. All good with clearance, I'll report back tomorrow with my riding impressions
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Just installed the Motowerks 1.5" riser and tilted the bars back. All good with clearance, I'll report back tomorrow with my riding impressions
By looking at your picture you either have the top clamp on backwards or you tightened the bolts wrong--the top clamp should touch the front of the risers you snug those bolts with a gap at the rear than you tighten the rear

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Also a little FYI if anyone wants a pair of 1" risers check the for sale section I have a pair for sale

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Just installed the Motowerks 1.5" riser and tilted the bars back. All good with clearance, I'll report back tomorrow with my riding impressions
By looking at your picture you either have the top clamp on backwards or you tightened the bolts wrong--the top clamp should touch the front of the risers you snug those bolts with a gap at the rear than you tighten the rear
I was wondering wondering about that, just double checked and everything was installed correctly. No biggie.
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Were you able to find a place to order them? Moto-Werks seems to be on a Spring closure and they are shown as "sold out".
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