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Hi, I bought a set of 5 inch risers off t'ebay so that I could get a better riding position and get my screen adjusted higher. For 30 dollars shipped to the UK I figured it was worth the risk. The problem is that my bars won't fit. Because the risers have to go on the outside of the fuse box/clamps it means they are placed wider than the flat portion of my bars meaning that the clamps on top of the risers can't be done up.









Anybody have any suggestions of ways round this?? I was thinking of maybe using longer bolts for the riser clamps but they obviously wouldn't be a good fit on the bars but may hold them? Any ways of using bigger/wider bore clamps and padding them where it's not good fit? I'm not sure about getting the risers machined out so that they will fit.

I could get some other bars with a wider flat portion in the middle but the idea of getting the risers was to avoid the extra expense and give me more ways to adjust height/pull back etc.

Any ideas would be great! Thanks, Jof
 

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cut the center of the bars, and weld in an extension, grind and paint. what is the distance between the risers? someone might have a set of bars that might fit. i know i have a couple of sets that aren't doing anything. if they will fit i'll send them for the cost of shipping.
 

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I'm a fan of cut and weld too. Otherwise I would hunt down some stock standard bars and heat them up on the rise and bend them into the position of the daytona bars. That's what Larry did for me.



Here's an after picture.

 

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Thanks for the reply and offer of bars! The distance is 17cm from outside of one riser to the other. As for other bars, think it would depend on what rise the bars had. I tried my original bars on top of the risers but the cables were too short (I suppose there must be a total rise of about 11inch with that set up?). I did like the look and feel of high bars but haven't the money to start buying new cables etc. Sounds like the cutting and welding option may be the easy fix.
 

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Those standard bars, bent out are pretty much exactly the height and bend i'm looking for. How hard is it to get them bent equally and to where you want them? Can you just heat and bend or should you put something inside them to stop the pipe collapsing? (like you'd use on pipe bender). Thanks
 

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You would have to talk to Larry but I think he said the key was heat and a lot off it. He said he heated up the middle section with a rosebud torch to red hot and pushed the bar into the right place. Push probably isn't the right word but if I were to do it I would probably put the base in a vise and and get a 2 foot pipe to slide over the bar ends to convince it into shape a bit more. But the key was heat. When he was done he said he didn't even hurt the chrome besides where the vice was on it and bluing which was polished out.
 
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