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Didn't think I could make the Wing a more comfortable ride, but I did. Ordered Handlebar Risers from Wingstuff on a hunch. My last ride, a Kawasaki Voyager, had Risers installed and improved my ergs.

The mechanic charged one hour labor for the install, the results are great. The bars are moved back about one and a half inches and up about one inch. (exact specs on Wingstuff web site). The improved ergs were immediately noticeable. Rode 40 miles home from mechanic's shop, the next day I put over 140 miles on the Wing. Ride is much better than before, well worth the bucks.

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Great to have the feedback T-Rex. I know there have been several guys here that were pondering the addition. Glad they worked for you.

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One of my customers is 6'4" and he put riser on his '08. Not sure what brand or where he got them but he likes 'em too.
 

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I'm ordering a set this winter to be ready for spring. I'm starting out with just 1" up. As a matter of fact I have a question: Given the OEM angle of the stock bars, does 1" up mean the grips will be in same lateral plane position and only vertically up 1" ?
 

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Which ones did you purchase? The Kury, MBL, or the polished ones?

I'm thinking that I'd really like to have a set on the wing next summer. I put some on my Vulcan and it made for a big improvment.

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I'm 6'5" and added the risers a few months ago. Great improvement on the ride. The one's I bought physically moved the handlebars back about an inch, and then they are built as a wedge so the elevation comes up an inch or so too. Easy enough to install even though you have to remove the dash.
 

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I remember adjusting the bars on my 98 GL1500 and they were much better. Good info for those who may need just a little change of arm angle and position.
 

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I put on the Kury's about a month ago, at first I did the 1" up, 2" back and 1" in towards the center. But found that at full turn it was hitting the gauges. Then I took out the shims which equals only 1/4 up and all else the same. Much more comfortable. And by the way if you drop one of the bolts down into the black hole you can use one of the factory bolts, works fine.
 

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I put on the Kury's about a month ago, at first I did the 1" up, 2" back and 1" in towards the center. But found that at full turn it was hitting the gauges. Then I took out the shims which equals only 1/4 up and all else the same. Much more comfortable. And by the way if you drop one of the bolts down into the black hole you can use one of the factory bolts, works fine.
So with the Kury kit you have a choice of all three changes, just one or a combination of two ?
 

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So can the Kury risers be set up to bring the bars back but not bring the ends of the handles closer together? I like the spread fine now, I just want them closer towards me and a smidge up.

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So can the Kury risers be set up to bring the bars back but not bring the ends of the handles closer together? I like the spread fine now, I just want them closer towards me and a smidge up.

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Sound's like it to me, ed. Just waiting for the confirmation from bikrbob.. He'll respond. I have his peg extensions held hostage ;).
 

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These are the Kury instructions. Before I bought these I actually called the Kury tech line because I had seen 3 and 5 position risers. The tech told me this was only 3 position, I guess he never read the instruction.
The only problem was at full turn the bars hit the gauges, especially with the bar cover in place. I bought some longer screws to hold the bar cover in place but have not installed them yet. I think this will help because the front edge of the cover is not lifted up because the back end is pulled down because of the short screws.
 

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Well picture ( 2 ) won't fully load but it probably will when I re-log onto the forum. All of the choice positions imply some degree of inward positioning of the grips. No biggie. It's all a compromise. I'm in. Hello Wing Stuff.
 

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A few hints
1. Mine is an 2001, remove the speaker covers from the top. Place a piece of tape on the plastic and pry gently with a small flat head.
2. With both the spacer and shim in place you probably will not be able to use the cover. I actually took a grinder and removed a little from the bars to get more clearance with the gauges. That is why I took the shims out in the end I didn't want to damage the gauges. If I would have left the cover off it probably would be ok, still hits just a little.
3. I advised laying a towel or something down as a catch in case a bolt is dropped.
4. Cables and wires will have to be pulled to get more slack. I loosened the hold down bolts to do this and slid the grommets back in to the proper location before tightening them back down. I actually left the throttle cables out of their clamp and this has not created any problems.
 

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I'm going with the MBL brand. They state a wide version that only moves the bars up 3/4 " and back 1-3/4 " with no inward repositioning.
 

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Yeah Id be interested in the outcome of the MBL brand.

Also for me, the width is fine. I want to bring them up around an inch and back around an inch.
 

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Just a thought, looking at the Kury spacers you could swap them side to side and make the bars wider. The instructions don't say this but it looks possible if someone needed more width.
 

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Ordering the MBL's tonight. Bike is going into storage at the warehouse and the air filter is getting a change out. Good time to get er done.
 
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