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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Risers for the height challenged?

I love my 2016 Goldwing, but at 5'7" (I used to be 5'8" but age has taken away an inch!) I find I am leaning slightly forward when riding the bike, and after a couple of hours have a sore back and shoulders. When I looked on WingStuff about risers to move the grips closer to me, all of the comments I read were by very tall riders saying that the advertised risers were helpful, which doesn't give me much confidence that this product would work for my needs. Anyone know of a product that I could have installed that would move the grips back closer to the rider, and maybe up as well, to let shorter riders like myself have a more upright position when riding and not have the strain on the back and shoulders?
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look up Halibars. Not cheap but worth it.
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"Helibars" Ralph...
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The helibars look interesting, but on their website I couldn't find the current price. As much as I would like to improve the riding position, I'm not sure I'm willing to go to $1,000 for the hardware and installation. I'd have to ask my dealer if he can install them since the "certified" installers are no where near where I am. Thanks for the info.

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The riser from wing stuff work great . You can get a set to bring the bars back and up a little . Works great for me at 5'10'" . the price is right and well worth a try . You can always sell them here for half price if they don't work
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 04:59 AM
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I have the tall rider version of these;
http://wingstuff.com/products/2361-h...&from_search=1

They moved my bars back and up which helped me tremendously. If you are reaching then bringing them back should help. You may not need the up, but I'll bet that might help too.

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I am 5'7"and I got the MBL risers that raised the bars and moved them back to me. LOVE how the bars feel now. Perfect for me. Riding buddy has since installed as set on his GW. Two of his co-workers that ride GW's sat on his bike and have now ordered risers as well.
Easy install, if you don't like the way they feel, easy removal.
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I'm 5'6" and I installed a set of these in the link below. Gone is that burning pain in my neck and shoulders.


http://wingstuff.com/products/3780-3...?from_search=1
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I did a Virginia State Inspection on a 12 wing that had the Helibars and Super brace on it. That is why I am getting them. It felt like I was on my V-Max. Really tight with no diving into the turns. Now consider I do not drive a customers motorcycle on the street just around the parking lot and into the shop with a real lip of concrete at the door. It made the front feel great. And it was adjusted just right for me at 5'11". The guy who was riding it was 5'7" and he was leaning back onto his backrest and not into the handlebars.
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