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handlebar riser question

I'm looking to raise the handlebars on my '07 GSXR 600 for a better riding position and longer rides...

i really like the convertibars - but they're really expensive ...

i've heard about other risers and way to rise the handlebars - anyone have any experience with them? how hard are they to install? pricey?

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I have seen people drill into their top triple clamp and add risers with a set of Renthal, or whatever, bars. I dunno if I'd be doing that to such a new bike though... I know LSL makes kits for a lot of bikes, but you're probably looking at the same cost as the Converti-Bars...

One thing you might want to consider is your body position. If you are experiencing wrist pain, then it's your positioning. Fix that by using your lower body to hug the tank and your back/abs as support... Keep your elbows bent...

If I remember correctly, you are fairly new to SB riding... Or at least back from an extended rest... Fix your body position (if that's a problem), put some miles on regularly and your body will adjust... It will naturally get more comfortable... Hell, drewp is planning an Iron Butt type ride on his 636...
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yeah, I am still a noob. I had an SV650S for about a year and then didn't have a bike for about 2 years - then got my GSXR600...

I've been working on my body position, and it has been helping - but for my purposes - I really think that raising my handlebars about 2" would make my riding much much more comfortable...

I plan on riding this bike for the next 2 years - and when I graduate from school - goin and buying a BMW R1200RT so I can have my GSXR for sporting around town - and the beemer for trips...

I'm pretty neutral in the whole sport vs. tour vs. standard thing... i like riding on anything!
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I have seen people drill into their top triple clamp and add risers with a set of Renthal, or whatever, bars. I dunno if I'd be doing that to such a new bike though... I know LSL makes kits for a lot of bikes, but you're probably looking at the same cost as the Converti-Bars...

One thing you might want to consider is your body position. If you are experiencing wrist pain, then it's your positioning. Fix that by using your lower body to hug the tank and your back/abs as support... Keep your elbows bent...

If I remember correctly, you are fairly new to SB riding... Or at least back from an extended rest... Fix your body position (if that's a problem), put some miles on regularly and your body will adjust... It will naturally get more comfortable... Hell, drewp is planning an Iron Butt type ride on his 636...
...tried your advice - and it worked for my wrists...most def by using my legs to anchor more to the tank and my back/abs to keep me up, relieves pressure from my wrists - but now - my back hurts...

lol..

But - I will say you guys are right about this: it most definitely gets better the more I ride it...

plus, i'm planning on getting a good tank bag for trips - thus I could kinda put my chest on it to relieve my back and wrists and then move positions frequently...to keep the blood flow to my ass...lol

can't decide where I want to go for my first, kinda-long trip - still paranoid about the bike getting stolen out of a motel parking lot as I don't have comprehensive insurance on it....
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I think you'll get used to it as you put more seat time. But my back still hurts when I get on my bike. Just the nature of the beast for me.


If your wrists continue to bother you...you might have to pony up for the expensive risers.



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Work on your ab and back muscles to strengthen your core and it will take the pressure off your wrists.




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