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Offline TerryB

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Homemade Bar Risers
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:42:39 am »
I finally gave up on the GenMars and went with the 1" spacers and long bolts. It seems very solid, so my fears about needing a solid metal riser seem to be unwarranted. The 1" rise is definitely more comfortable and almost gets my hands/grips out of the rear view mirrors. Well worth the minor cost.  :001:

I went with 6 chrome plated steel bolts and spacers. I purchased the bolts and spacers from http://www.boltdepot.com but you may be able to source them from your local hardware store.

Bolts = 8mm x 1.25mm x 50mm (or 45mm if you don't want the bolts to extend outside the mounting bracket)
Spacers = 5/16" x 1" (5/8" O.D.)
Torque = 26 Nm

I have no cable issues in full lock left or right. It should be noted that I did re-route the right switchcube electrical cables to the right side of the frame and then behind the steering stem to connect back to the CAN bus on the left side of the frame. This routing compared to the stock routing in front of the steering stem gained a few inches of slack.





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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 05:23:33 am »
*Originally Posted by TerryB [+]
I finally gave up on the GenMars and went with the 1" spacers and long bolts. It seems very solid, so my fears about needing a solid metal riser seem to be unwarranted. The 1" rise is definitely more comfortable and almost gets my hands/grips out of the rear view mirrors. Well worth the minor cost.  :001:

I went with steel plated chrome bolts and risers.

Bolts = 8mm x 1.25mm x 50mm
Spacers = 5/16" x 1" (5/8" O.D.)
Torque = 26 Nm
Thanks for the parts list. I will try them too.

But it looks like this forum will but GenMar out of business.

BTW, is the length of the cables expected to be a problem? Have you turned your handlebar to both extremes?

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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 05:42:48 am »
*Originally Posted by DonTom [+]
Thanks for the parts list. I will try them too.

But it looks like this forum will but GenMar out of business.

BTW, is the length of the cables expected to be a problem? Have you turned your handlebar to both extremes?

-Don-  SSF, CA

Hi Don. I had no problems with the cables at all. Checked all cables at full lock left and right and no problems. The only cable that gets a little snug is the front brake line at full lock right but nothing to worry about.

It should be noted that a while back I did re-route all the electrical cables from the right switch cube to the right side of the frame and then behind the steering stem to plug back into the CAN bus on the left side of the frame. This gave those cables more slack.
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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 08:33:35 am »
Any Pictures?

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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 04:33:53 pm »
*Originally Posted by FROSTY [+]
Any Pictures?

Sure, here are some pictures. BTW, you might notice that the bolts stick out from the bottom of the mounting bracket. If you don't like that, you can go with 45mm bolts. For me, 45mm were just a hair too short to engage the entire thread length of the mounting bracket which I prefer. I also could not find chrome bolts in 45mm, so I went with 50mm.





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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 06:40:25 pm »
Great pictures... Combine those with he list of parts and you have a very effective and cost efficient way of raising the handlebars for those who need it!

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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 09:07:12 pm »
Be careful with the cable routing.  Several of us had the RH cable pull out of the "cube" without risers.

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Re: Homemade Bar Risers
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 09:12:57 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Great pictures... Combine those with he list of parts and you have a very effective and cost efficient way of raising the handlebars for those who need it!

Thanks. I updated my original post with all the information in one post.

https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,1997.msg31931.html#msg31931
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