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Has anyone tried these on their bike? They look like an good compromise.
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After this weekends ride of roughly 800 miles on the 996, those risers look pretty good to my wrists right about now. What I am seeing though, is that they don't show them in full elevation at the windscreen. I barely have any clearance to work with, so they really look like they wouldn't work for me. They look pretty good and probably easy to install though
 

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You really should check out the site they have a video of the transformation. They have a fit list and different degree bars to ensure they fit. This sort of thing looks like it would be the perfect mod for a SV650. Clipon style riding position one minute then a more relaxed position the next.



Here is an overlay of the SVs with stock bars and the more relaxed postion. Thanks to Prozac at svrider. I think I am gonna concentrate more on getting my 1st Svs then moding it right away.
 

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Neat idea, but damn they are pricey. I imagine a cast model would be in a more reasonably price range if you could make enough of them.

A few concerns:
1. Will the cables/hoses/wires reach in the relaxed position
2. Will the clip-ons strike the tank in the relaxed position
3. Seeing how the bolts have to be loosened for adjustment it makes it impractical to apply thread locker. Without thread locker, I'm afraid the bolts would vibrate after a while. I certainly dont want to find one of my clip ons coming loose while I ride (Take it from someone who survived a brake lever falling off at 80mph)
 

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3. Seeing how the bolts have to be loosened for adjustment it makes it impractical to apply thread locker. Without thread locker, I'm afraid the bolts would vibrate after a while. I certainly dont want to find one of my clip ons coming loose while I ride (Take it from someone who survived a brake lever falling off at 80mph)
WTF Vash how in the hell did you survive that?
 

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First off, I gotta say that the whole thing was my own damn fault, and it was the time I learned that maintanance issues should not be put indefenetly.

Abit of background. The bike in question used a shoulder bolt as a pivot point for the brake lever. This bolt was threaded into the bottom side of the lever bracket (that black thing that connects to the clip ons) and underneath, on the remaining threads used one of those nuts with a nylon inserts. Well over time, somehow the nylon nut vibrated off. I noticed it, and meant to replace it, but never got around it.
So one day I ran into a coworker riding out on the street. He is a cruiser squid, and encouraged me to do the same, which I gladly obliged. So here we are racing thru town, I'm pulling what I thought were wheelies (a whole 2" I swear), weaving thru traffic, and generally acting like idiots. After about 10 minutes some part of my managed to figure out that it wasnt the safest of activities. So I pull over and ask my buddy is he wants to continue acting like idiots out of town. He didnt, so I went by myself. There is a stretch of road that connects the town to the interstate, about 2 miles long, and very streight. as I turned on to this stretched, I gunned it, redlining the first 3 or 4 gears. After feeling the thrill of acceleration, I decided to drop to legal speed. As I reached for the brake, I realized that something was very wrong, but could not figure out what for a few seconds, my mind was just not prepared to deal with a missing brake lever. After figuring it out I simply used the rear brake to slow down from some triple digit speed. With nothing but streight road ahead of me, it wasnt very difficult. Then I called a friend, had him follow me as I tried to get the bike back home using nothing but the rear brakes (He was there to keep other traffic away from me), and went back and walked the stretch of road for a few hours untill locating the lever. All in all, I received considerably more luck that day than my behaviour warranted, if the lever would've fallen off 15 minutes earlier I would've rear ended some car and got run over by a big truck or something like that.
 

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I take it this was back in your early days of riding? Vash riding squidly just sounds weird to me. I take it the lever didn't just come loose, but it actually dropped the brake line as well? That must have been a nice puckering moment.
 

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brakes are hydraulic, with the lever pressing on the piston in the master cylinder. So there is no line to hold the brake lever in place, it just falls off. In other words, its not a BMX :twofinger

But yeah, it was back in the days when I didnt think that helmets needed to be strapped down, and that the foam would magically hold the helmet on my head in the event of an accident that would never occur to me due to my invincibility, and god like riding skills.
 

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Vash said:
brakes are hydraulic, with the lever pressing on the piston in the master cylinder. So there is no line to hold the brake lever in place, it just falls off. In other words, its not a BMX :twofinger
LOL, I need to think more before I type. I knew that, I was just thinking about my clutch lever since I pulled that apart before. But since when do helmets need to be strapped down? I thought that it was Newtons 3rd law that helps us in a wreck so the opposite reacion of the helmet flying off would be us landing slower and softer:twofinger
 

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LOL, I need to think more before I type. I knew that, I was just thinking about my clutch lever since I pulled that apart before. But since when do helmets need to be strapped down? I thought that it was Newtons 3rd law that helps us in a wreck so the opposite reacion of the helmet flying off would be us landing slower and softer:twofinger
True, but only in physics expiriment land, where there is no air resistance, all ropes are inelastic, and all cows are perfectly spherical.

Far enough off topic. Convertibars damnit.
 

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That Bar Riser system does not seem to me at least, to be safe and secure. The ability to adjust a multi level bar rising system is not an extremely difficult task with some other applications, but the construction of the convertibar system does not seem to be extremely secure. If anyone is looking for a multi adjustable bar rising system, i would also reccommend looking at the CycleCat system, available through oncycles.
 
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