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Handlebar risrs

Hi all, just looking for opinions on risers for the V will they cut down a bit of vibration and will the riding position be altered much? do they effect handling in any way? lastly are they all the same or is a particular brand better suited to the V?
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I went with the MotoWerk Anti-Vibe Risers. Did the trick for me to cut down the vibes and a much better position for a comfortable ride....http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm

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Thanks weljo, will have a look....
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I just put grip puppy's on mine....major help with the handlebar vibes.....just back from 650+ miles of SW Ohio, and northern KY. twisties..I have Oxford heated grips, and it was tough to get them on, and they made the grips feel larger, but IMO a major plus....

You can take your hand off the grip, and feel the bar and feel the major difference in the vibes.
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Sorry to be dumb, what are grip puppies?
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I have ROX Risers on both my Vs - BOTH 2" rise, one anti-vibe, one regular.

Love them (5' 10") as they really help while standing on the 'pegs, but I don't REALLY see any difference on vibes. They're both GREAT!

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Sorry to be dumb, what are grip puppies?
Grip Puppies are foam over-grips.
You slip them over your rubber grips.
they make a fatter grip, so if you have larger hands it reduces cramping, and the foam also absorbs some of the vibrations.

Can also be known as Pu55y Grips down under
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Thanks for the info, think I will try the antivib risers....
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I found the cables were a bit short when I installed the riser. So I did a little rerouting and alls good now. I think it was the clutch cable more than throttle cables. If it is tight take a look and it will be easy to see how to get a bit more slack by a quick rerouting.

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what if I wanted to lower the bars?
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what if I wanted to lower the bars?
fit a Rentral or other MX style bar with less upsweep to the ends.
22mm or 7/8in diameter only.
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thanks, that is what I was thinking, I was hoping there was a stock looking shorter riser somewhere out there
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The Rox risers are very different from Speedy's item. They allow the bar to be positioned fore and aft by rotating the risers.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_2jx4es7qem_b
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Windy ride

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not sure if anyone has ever experienced this on a Versys, went out today in high winds, not a nice ride at all, bike felt unstable even dangerous, had to slow down to under 75KPH to get any feel back in the bike.....any subjections?
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OH yeah...been there done that on my KLR. The stains WILL come out of the seat with time.

Make sure that the tires are at the right pressure, make sure you have the suspension sag set correctly, use the preload to raise and lower the ride as needed. The bike can have the fork tubes raised or lowered in the triple clamps. Too much can get the handling really wacky. I'd start by checking these things Sag should be about 1/3 of the total travel. The main thing is you don't want the rear and front set differently, that is the front set soft and the rear hard or the other way around.

If you are riding with a load down bike it can be a handful at times, on the Versys most of the weight will be behind the rear axle and that's not real good if you're hauling a ton of junk.

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Sorry wasn't paying attention to the thread.

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