Post by alquimista on Jun 13, 2018 20:19:37 GMT -7
Hi, I took my bike for an on road ride, after 2 or 3 months of not using it. Have had my FJ-09 2016 for about a year now. I have adapted myself to the bike ergonomics ; I'm 1.91mts... And need to bend more my legs, and I feel my torso bends a bit to the front. So I was thinking on handbar raisers... Yamaha local dealer offers 2, 3 and 4 inch sizes. I know that ideally, 3 or 4 woukd be good, yet I don't want to have issues with cables nor have them very tense. What would be your recommendation, in case you have adapted raisers ?
I'll throw my limited experience with risers out there, maybe it'll help you...
I grabbed a set of 2" Rox risers off the forum here. The seller mentioned no changes to the stock cables were necessary but based on what I've read here I thought a few minor adjustments were probably required. It wasn't even close. I guess you could make it work by re-routing the cables but in my opinion they would be dangerously too tight. Not to mention you'd have to take the tank off to re-route the throttle (not a big deal but more work than I wanted to put into it at the time). As far as I'm concerned, aftermarket longer cables are absolutely necessary. I put them back in the box and said forget it.
1" risers might be do-able with stock cables. I might try again if I can find some 1" risers for cheap.
So I was thinking on handbar raisers... Yamaha local dealer offers 2, 3 and 4 inch sizes. I know that ideally, 3 or 4 woukd be good, yet I don't want to have issues with cables nor have them very tense.
Yamaha offers up to an additional 4" rise? I cant imagine that ANY of the cables would work with that much of a difference. As a reference, the SW Motech or Helibar risers are 1" rise.
Post by steelbreeze on Jun 15, 2018 8:16:17 GMT -7
I got the Heilbars for my '15 FJ-09. Brought them up and inch & back an inch. So far, I like them better than the stock bar position but I'm still 'just on the border' between sitting upright and leaning forward. I can sit upright w/ my arms slightly bent but it doesn't take long to be leaning slightly forward again. I didn't have any issues w/ the cables as the instructions have you remove the brake line holder & re-attach it w/ a longer one.