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The Rev
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handlebar riser shims

Postby The Rev » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:34 am



Hi does anyone have any advice regards handlebar riser shims as I am considering fitting a set to my 2001 GL 1800. Thanks.



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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby themainviking » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:33 am

Use locktite. They recommend you check the bolts for tightness as a continual maintenance item. Locktite keeps them tight. DO NOT use red. Other than that, what is to be advised. They can move your handlebars to a better position for you personally. I have them and moved the bars a bit in and an inch and a half closer to me. It solved a problem of having to stretch to the bars. I can now comfortably use my backrest.
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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:03 am

I The Rev

I install this kit and no probleme ils Ok !!!!

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... s/76/18232

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby rufus15 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:39 am

had the dealer Put them on mine on day 1 because I felt I was reaching forward way to much. The shim kit allows for differing heights and back adjustment. Mine is up 1" back 2" and it has made it a very enjoyable ride.

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby The Rev » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:56 pm

I have fitted the shims. Found it a fairly straight forward job. Will be riding out tomorrow to try them out.

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby Ridin Thunder » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:27 am

I just bought the Kuryakyn risers for an 03 wing. Little did I know that the previous owner had already installed a set. So now I'm still trying to figure out what to do now.

The instructions for the shims I bought said that you cant use the blocks and the shims together. I wonder why that is? Has anyone done this?

I could probably make something work by using both.

Any thoughts?

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:39 am

I Ridin

I just installed the two blocks two caps, the two shims I do not install.

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Ridin Thunder wrote:I just bought the Kuryakyn risers for an 03 wing. Little did I know that the previous owner had already installed a set. So now I'm still trying to figure out what to do now.

The instructions for the shims I bought said that you cant use the blocks and the shims together. I wonder why that is? Has anyone done this?

I could probably make something work by using both.

Any thoughts?
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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby Ghostman » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:02 am

http://www.mblinnovations.com/store/GL- ... ion-6-.htm
When my wing was new I was having problems with back pain between the shoulder blades from having to reach forward for the handlebars. I had installed a backrest already. Added the risers and it made a world of difference. If you go with the Kuryakyn risers be aware Kury has a recall out for the mounting bolts heads snapping off. So depending on the age of the dealers stock.....

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:36 am

I Ghostman

Since 2008 I install the riser, thank you for the information.

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby 93aspy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:47 pm

I installed the MBL shims which brought my bars back and up... Eliminated my shoulder pain entirely... It's a pretty straight forward install if your a competent wrench...

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:25 pm

I see that Helibars is coming out with a set of adjustable handlebars for the GL1800:




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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby themainviking » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:40 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I see that Helibars is coming out with a set of adjustable handlebars for the GL1800:


Well that could quite nicely eliminate wrist **** pain couldn't it? Nice catch WingAdmin. They won't be cheap tho. $795. They are taking pre orders now, with a $200 deposit. The remainder is due before they ship.
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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby 93aspy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:40 pm

WOW!!! Fully adjustables by Heli look great!!! Pricy - but just may be worth it if your doing a lot of long distance riding...

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:50 am

For convenience sake fully adjustable bars would be nice,but I'm thinking that if you can't find a comfortable position out of 5 options you might never find a comfortable spot.5 positions for $100 or unlimited for $800.I'm going to take my chances on the $100 ones.
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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby Ridin Thunder » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:33 pm

What is the 5 options for $100.00?

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Re: handlebar riser shims

Postby Fatwing Chris » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:54 am

Ridin Thunder wrote:What is the 5 options for $100.00?

Both Kury and MBL have multiple postion options available.A board member on the 1800 sight also sells a set that has different starting positions as well as being able to adjust the width just loosening,adjusting and retorqueing.He has triple trees as well and both products appear to be well made.Kury and MBL are well under a $100.Not sure on the other fellows price,but I'll bet it's about the same.I'm just thinking that for $800 you just get the convenience of the adjustment,but once it's there you'll probably never touch it again unless you keep them for your next Wing.I guess the other thing is that it probably stiffens the front end a bit,but $800 worth I don't know.Maybe I'm just cheap.


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