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Post  Greg62 on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 11:18 am

I recently took the new Triumph 1050 Tiger sport for a test ride and was VERY impressed.  I loved it, the fueling was perfect, the adjustable screen was good and I fell in love with the cruise control but best of all for me was the riding position a bit more upright than I am used to.  As I have had two elbow operations and 3 shoulder operations over the last few years, I found the ride position was pain free.

So I began to work out what was different.  Well you sort of sit in the triumph and the bars are a bit higher so you sit more upright.

So do I spend the best part of 18000 on a new bike, or spend 70 dollars on some risers.

I just didn't want to make them higher but both higher and a bit closer.

So onto ebay where I found these in China.  To my surprise they were delivered in 9 days.

And they are excellent.  I did have to free up some cable length to make them fit, but I am very impressed.  I have a good ride planned for next Tuesday which should test them out.








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Post  reddog on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 5:20 pm

Looks good. I did the same on my drz400e with a set of Rox Bar risers. They made a world of difference. From the look of it you have gained 1.5" ?
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Post  talon440 on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 7:22 pm

2 x 50 cent aluminium (any height you want) spacers and 2 longer high tensile bolts to suit where the brackets clamp through the triple clamp and you could have the same result but easier to get the right amount of height to suit
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 7:38 am

Nice result. 8-)

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Post  Greg62 on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 8:27 am

@talon440 wrote:2 x 50 cent aluminium (any height you want) spacers and 2 longer high tensile bolts to suit where the brackets clamp through the triple clamp and you could have the same result but easier to get the right amount of height to suit

Thats sort of true, but you do not move the bars back as these do.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 12:10 pm

Hi mate, I`ve just read this.
I`m sure you have checked all the cable lengths, but did you check the brake lines?

When I say this, have you had the front wheel off the ground, so the suspension is at full extension, so there is no stress on the brake lines?

I know there`s not allot, for error, when you start playing with handle bar height.

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Post  Chook on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 1:50 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:

When I say this, have you had the front wheel off the ground, so the suspension is at full extension, so there is no stress on the brake lines?


Good point, definitely worth a double check if you haven't already
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Post  Greg62 on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 10:34 pm

Double checked this afternoon, as I had not given it a thought.  I modified the bracket that attached the lines to the forks and dropped the levers a touch and it is perfect.  I have braided lines on my bike, so maybe they are a touch longer, but I do appreciate the heads up.  Cheers.

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Post  Chook on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 4:46 pm

@Greg62 wrote:Double checked this afternoon, as I had not given it a thought.  I modified the bracket that attached the lines to the forks and dropped the levers a touch and it is perfect.  I have braided lines on my bike, so maybe they are a touch longer, but I do appreciate the heads up.  Cheers.

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Post  Greg62 on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:00 pm

Went for a good ride today for a few hours and I am delighted with the bar risers.  I modified the seat this year and made it a bit taller so the bar risers just make the ride position perfect for me.  Very happy.  Now to just order a Kaoko cruise control I think I will be just about done.

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