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tjc9680
07-23-2007, 04:23 PM
Recently purchased 2006 1200 GS :heart I would like to add a set of handle bar riser. My wrists and hands are getting numb even on short trips. I would like to add the risers to see if this would help my problem. I don't really don't want to change the cables and hoses if not necessary. any suggestions.?

roughrider
04-08-2008, 04:37 AM
:dunno! Just puchased set of Verholen risers, but haven't installed them as yet. They move the bars back 40 mm and up 40mm. Rerouting of cables needed but not supposed to have major changes in them. Will let you know how it goes when I put them on this weekend.

burnszilla
04-08-2008, 05:09 AM
I added the Wunderlich risers and did not have to change the wires or cables.

RedHot
04-08-2008, 09:57 AM
I have a few friends from my club - order these ROX (http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/cart/showitems.cgi?subcat_id=297)
they're very nice looking and sturdy - a lot of them were impressed.

Retarded Jarhead
04-08-2008, 12:05 PM
I too just purchased the Wunderlich risers - not installed yet. I am hoping they will do the trick and I will not need the ROX - will post when I have them in my hot little hands.

No movement or adjustment is supposed to be required - as stated previously.

jimvonbaden
04-10-2008, 12:13 PM
The ROX risers are awesome, half the price of anything else and fully adjustable!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/JimVonBaden2000/Service%20Video/Rox-Bar-riser-6.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/JimVonBaden2000/Service%20Video/Rox-Bar-riser-5.jpg

No need to replace the brake lines, just move them behind the fork tubes. Simple process!

Jim :brow

ch2ous
04-10-2008, 01:31 PM
The ROX look great. I am very tall (6'4") I just purchased an '07 GS. I put a high seat set to the highest setting which helped my legs and back. I notice a little numbness and fatigue in my arms even on short trips. Nothing too serious but I can't help but wonder if you folks are adding these risers in addition to a taller seat? Are you all Lurches like me?

Yeti
04-11-2008, 03:31 PM
I'll just throw in a recommendation for the Touratech risers. Not as cool looking or adjustable as the ROX risers, but very simple to install and have more of a stealth look to them.

RUNAWAY
04-16-2008, 01:14 AM
I have a used 2005 GS I bought last July. it came with risers / barbacks that move the bars up and toward the rear.

I have noticed on longer days in the saddle a fair amount of pain and numbing at the wrist area on my right hand only.

I figured this was due to the angle of my hand relative to my forearm while holding the throttle open.

So, last week I loosened the bars and rotated them up a few degrees. This raises the end of the bars, and keeps my hand more in alignment with my arm, and so far I have had good results after a couple of long rides. It may be too early to be sure of the results, but I am encouraged.

You might give it a try.

Stopwatch
04-21-2008, 08:13 PM
If you haven't busted the bank yet, take a look at
http://www.advdesigns.net/roxhabarpiri1.html

They look good and are reasonably priced, too, at $75.

BobFV1
04-22-2008, 01:08 AM
:dunno! Just puchased set of Verholen risers, but haven't installed them as yet. They move the bars back 40 mm and up 40mm. Rerouting of cables needed but not supposed to have major changes in them. Will let you know how it goes when I put them on this weekend.

I used those on my GS - I did not have to reroute anything, although there was a little strain on some of the cables it was no big deal and I rode the bike cross country several times in that configuration.