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Author Topic: question about risers connecting to triple tree  (Read 396 times)

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Offline kevicon

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question about risers connecting to triple tree
« on: May 29, 2021, 12:01:30 pm »
Hey guys,

Sorry Im a little green on some of this stuff and Ive done some searching but not quite sure if I'm picking up on different scenarios incorrectly and want to be sure before I start taking stuff apart...

Short guy 5'6 w/ a 2014 bolt. I've always had to stretch my arms out a bit to reach the handle bars and I've been wanting to adjust it a bit but not really wanting to do new cables if possible.  I've seen a few places articles/videos where it shows these Krator Risers should clear just above the speedo and give a smidge of pull back. 

My question is I've seen and read about the play due to the bushings from stock and I know SSCustoms has a replacement bushing but also I've seen 3/10 parts have a hard mount flush/washer kit that goes above and below the triple tree.  Just curious what I will actually NEED to install a set of these risers with the STOCK bar.

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: question about risers connecting to triple tree
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 07:14:40 pm »
Just my opinion on the NEED for going hard mount risers -- NOT needed, just some people WANT them - their justification somewhat specious (but, hey, its your bike you can be specious if you want to). 

I have OEM risers on which I mounted 2" ROX riser extenders (see picture attached), which I think is more what you want to gain more pullback.  They are a little more expensive, but a lot less trouble to install then hard-mounted risers - AND you can adjust them for more pullback or more rise.  They come on 2", 3" or 4" additional length, and either black or silver. 

Whatever you get, make sure it is for 1" (25mm) handlebars, not 7/8" nor 1-1/8".