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New handle bar riser

Has anyone tried this product? http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/5089/652/
If so what are you feelings on fit and finish?

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Wouldnt a set of handlebars be cheaper? Other than REALLY tall people im not sure the bars on a V need to be more upright anyway. Anymore upright and your gonna be running ape hangers.

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I use ROX Risers on my quads. They are adjustable for and aft and come in different heights. I would think they would work better on a V with all the adjustment options it would give you.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/
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+1 on Rox Risers. Very good purchase for my V. I find that it allows me to sit up a little straighter and takes the strain off of my wrists.

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Someday I'm gonna give these a try...
http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...X3R-AV2SE.aspx

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http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...X3R-AV2SE.aspx
Yeah me too. As soon as I figure out what bar I want. I really want to go with the Pro-Taper Evo bars. I've only seen anyone on here mention the Pro-Taper SE model (atv hi/lo). I need to figure out which evo model is roughly the same as the SE atv lo. Any ideas?

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Yeah me too. As soon as I figure out what bar I want. I really want to go with the Pro-Taper Evo bars. I've only seen anyone on here mention the Pro-Taper SE model (atv hi/lo). I need to figure out which evo model is roughly the same as the SE atv lo. Any ideas?
Those antivib risers are great. and they give you a good amount of adjustability. highly recommended.


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Did some research....if i get the 2" (51mm) rise ROX anti-vibe risers and the Pro-taper EVO bars CR Hi (99mm rise/62 mm sweep) it will be very close to the stock height and about 30 mm less sweep. Just about what I want. Plus those EVO bars look so trick. Now i have to decide on the Magnesium or black. Hmmmm......
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Black...Definitely

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I'm tall and like the stock bars but wanted them just a little higher and close, so I installed the sw-motec riser plate. It gave me the result I wanted plus it blends in with the existing mount.

Another benefit I didn't expect: Definately less vibes transmitted through the bars.
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I'm tall and like the stock bars but wanted them just a little higher and close, so I installed the sw-motec riser plate. It gave me the result I wanted plus it blends in with the existing mount.

Another benefit I didn't expect: Definately less vibes transmitted through the bars.


How much higher did it make the bars? I would like to bring mine back a little but don't necessarily want them higher.
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The plate is about 3/4" thick. I didn't take any measurements before so I don't know. The rise and back is minimal, not drastic like a rox riser.
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Ok thanks mcrider. I'm not really looking for anything drastic and I'm more interested in getting less vibes from my bars.

Any difference in mirror visibility?
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Mirrors about the same
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Has anyone found a way to install the easton 1 3/8" bar?
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Has anyone found a way to install the easton 1 3/8" bar?


...the ones that look like these. I am not sure if there is any more advantage as opposed to 1-1/8", but seeing it on a little supermoto was pretty awesome, and made me curious how in the daisy I might get that to work on the Versys.

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Did some research....if i get the 2" (51mm) rise ROX anti-vibe risers and the Pro-taper EVO bars CR Hi (99mm rise/62 mm sweep) it will be very close to the stock height and about 30 mm less sweep. Just about what I want. Plus those EVO bars look so trick. Now i have to decide on the Magnesium or black. Hmmmm......
No need for the big anti-vibe risers or bar-end weights with tapered (1-1/8") aluminum bars. You'll love the lack of perceived vibrations, and clear mirrors' view with tapered aluminum bars on Rox's ajustable riser/adapter available in black!
I worked harder at fitting a Moose Racing 30 mm riser/adapter with Tag Metals T2 'YZ double-high' (discontinued bend) tapered aluminum bars, but the Rox risers are a straight bolt-on, fits a standard 7/8" or tapered 1-1/8" bar, and can be pivoted for adjustment.

Rox black 2" pivoting riser 1-1/8" adapter (1R-P2SP) for $51.12 with $10.00 off sale price with coupon code 'UY78HJ54' (It works but I haven't used it yet. If it's a one time use only code, I'll let you know how to get a new one.): http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/...pu06020297.htm
(They also have Pro Taper EVO bars for $80.99)

Pro Taper EVO handlebars for $74.94 (Black or Magnesium): http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product/3048

Pro Taper EVO in Magnesium color for $63.00- CR High only: http://bikergarage101.com/pth1000pro...magnesium.aspx


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