HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800


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HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby csctriker » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:40 pm



I'm having some trouble with the pums of my hands going to sleep while driving long distances. Its also the last two fingers on the throttle hand. Has any body put on handle bar risers to solve the problem? and if so what type and any suggestions on what height to go too?
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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:48 am

Icsctriker

I install Kuryakyn not to resolve a problem like yours, for a better driving position, my arm was too short.
For your problem, I think you grip too tight the gas grip, install a Throttle Rocker good help.
And puss the button on cruise control.

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby rcmotokris » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:29 am

Flyboy, how far back were did the ends of the handlebars move? I've seen any where from 1.5 to 2.0". Thanks Kris

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:49 pm

I Kris !!!!!! Excuse my English I did my best If you do not understand, tell me, my sister will help me.

I dont take no measure before installing my handlebars, but the handlebar back up 2 inchs, a small job to do !!!!I I install myself .

You ave two pictures, if you turn the handlebar, for turned at your left, you measure the difference with your bike and mine !!!!!!! like you see, these 16 1 / 2 inches.

the next picture, the handlebar it come verry close of the radio.

My arms are short, it helps me for my driving position.

Nex time !!!!!!!!!

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby cyclehiker » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:00 pm

I am about to install the Kuryakyn risers. There are 5 settings and several will bring bars back 2" with different amount of rise or lower. I will be glad to report back on the results. I have debated installing for last couple years as I routinely lean forward to keep a bend in my elbows. So hoping this allows me to utilize backrest and relax arms. I too have had trouble with numbness in hands but do not think this is related to handbar position.

Jim

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:09 pm

I Jim !!!!!!

I wanted back more the handelbar, is impossible without changing the brake hoses and cables throttel, and some wires lines.

I made myself my backrest very wide, my back has two accidents, with the handlebar riser, I just back up well, for good ride.

Nex time !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby cyclehiker » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:53 pm

Completed install of the Kuryakyn risers last night. Not a job for the uninitiated. Took approx 2 1/2+ hrs. A little tricky unplugging harness connection under meter panel. Have patience and small hands. I used configuration that moves bars back toward the rider 2", down 1/4" and in 5/8". Kuryakyn's directions and pictures are fair. They do not give a good explanation for orientation of the block as far as which one is the right one and the left one. If you do this check their website for correct or latest instructions as mine came with 2 sets and the website had a 3rd version.

Clearly they moved the bars back - which is just what I wanted. Can't say I notice the difference with the slight down or slight inward changes. One disappointment is the outer bottom edge on right side throttle cables rubs against fairing. Not enough to cause steering problem but it will wear on the cable sheath over time.

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby rcmotokris » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:58 pm

Thanks.. Is there anything that can be done to prevent the cable from rubbing? Can it be shifted (moved)?

If I'm not mechanically inclined,should I have a shop do this?

Thanks Kris

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:48 pm

I rcmotokris !!!!!

I do my best to translate French to English.

Here is a address where you know what to do to install the riser and remove the handlebar. go to section handlebar.

http://www.wingtechtips.com/1800EPSS/ep ... _index.htm

For GoldWing Men who do not know the mechanics a bit, I do not advise to do the job !!!!!!

If you have a little experience and métric tools, with information has address of the shop manual on the web.

You do yourself.

For the friction when you turn a right, no danger, my bike last three years the riser is installed no problem.

I did my best for the English and for the job !!!!!!!!!!

Nex Time !!!!!!!!

FlyBoy2121 :D

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby rcmotokris » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:55 pm

thanks for all your help! Kris

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Re: HANDLE BAR RISERS 1800

Postby cyclehiker » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:23 pm

I don't see anyway to move the cables. I did send a note to Kuryakyn regarding and will advise of their response. If not mechanically inclined I would not do this job. Jim




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