When riding my bike I enjoy standing up on the pegs a decent amount. I have MotoWerks peg lowering blocks and am 6' tall. I have never liked how low the bars are when standing, I feel like I am leaning forward on the bars.
First option was the MotoWerks risers, since I have several other things from them that I am very happy with. However after looking at alot of pics of them installed, I realize they don't really solve my issue. The bars are just extended out straight from the stock riser. So they basically move the bars back to the rider, not really raising them up.
I had a discussion with someone on here I decided to go with a ROX riser instead. It rotates in the stock setup allowing you to adjust the angle to what you want.
I chose the silver as I have a 08' and found it online for $61 delivered.
Here are the step by step of the install I just finished.
The parts I recieved.
Use a tiny flathead to remove the plastic plugs
Use a 6mm allen key to remove the bolts securing the stock setup.
Before loosening the bolts, I marked the exact top of the bars in case I was wondering exactly how they were positioned later.
I layed a towel down on the tank to prevent any scratching. When the bars came off, the top of the riser was stuck on tight. A tap with a rubber mallet knocked it off.
I didnt have enough hands to hold the Rox Risers in place as I reinstalled the stock riser. So I just installed the screws by hand keeping them loose, then slipped the Rox in the side later.
For the desired ngle of my bars I would not be able to tighten the top 2 screws when I tightened the bottom 2. So I tightened the top 2 screws while leaving the bottom 2 loose nough to slip the risers in the side, then tightened down the bottoms.
All the screws installed, and tightening them back up.
Here is everything all tight and ready to go.
I did not ride it yet, as I just got home from vacation and need to unpack. But based on my highly technical testing as I stood up on the bike making engine noises in the garage I feel thy are much better(and my head hurt from smacking it on the ceiling as I stood up on the pegs to fast....
) I will be riding tomorrow morning, and see how I really feel. I am sure I will want to adjust them a bit, to see what I want.
Thanks to fasteddiecopeman for answering my questions on the risers.