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    davemulac@yahoo.com
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    I have a 2005 GS1200. I added an aftermarket seat last year which raised me up just a bit. It would be more comfortable for me if I was able to raise the bars up just a little. I orderd some bar risers from Ilium and thought I would be able to install them myself. Once I realized that the throttle cable wasn't long eough I consulted my local BMW dealer. They said they didn't recommend them and couldn't help me. Any suggestions?

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    BMWRich58
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    I'm using the 25mm risers and they feel good and no need for longer cables. If anything maybe a re-routing of a cable or two but most likely not..(at least I did not have to).
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    How big are the risers you bought? If in the 25-35 mm range the cables should fit, although some drop the right side fork tube and route the cables on the other side of the clamp to get a bit more space. It's about a 15 minute job.

    I did not need to do that with my 25 mm risers. I did need to clip a cable tie or three, but they were likely ties that I added for accessory wiring.

    // marc

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    BMWRich58
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    How big are the risers you bought? If in the 25-35 mm range the cables should fit, although some drop the right side fork tube and route the cables on the other side of the clamp to get a bit more space. It's about a 15 minute job.

    I did not need to do that with my 25 mm risers. I did need to clip a cable tie or three, but they were likely ties that I added for accessory wiring.

    // marc
    I'm using 25mm. No cable re-routes/adjustments needed. Sorry missing a photo of the setup......
    If you do install the risers,be sure to turn the handle bars fully to each side and make sure no binding or pulling of the cables.

    I believe the measurements on the new GS models ('08 an up) that come with the factory mounted higher bars are in the 25-30mm range.

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