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GT Bar Risers

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by GT-Rx®, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. buzglyd

    buzglyd Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Great product. Made a huge difference for me.
     
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    SEG Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Anyone try the bar risers with a Touring?

     
  3. Touringman

    Touringman Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yes and I love them. Lets me stay back on the backrest of the Corbin seat. I am 5'10" with a 34 sleeve length fits perfectly and my arms are not above (sport bike) or below (ape hangars) the grips. Highly recommended.!
     
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    Perk5560 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I just installed them on my touring model and they really do make a positive difference in my posture and arm position while sitting on the bike.
    I'll have to plan a longer route to see if this alleviates my neck/shoulder pain that I experienced but I'm thinking it will.
    The great thing about all this was nothing needed to be rerouted or replaced.
     
  5. SEG

    SEG Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thank you for the reply. I expect the bar risers to arrive within a few days. That's good news about the ergonomic improvement.
     
  6. SEG

    SEG Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The bar risers were installed, and they're great. I noticed a substantial ergonomic improvement for both back and arms. Like others, I had to play around a bit to rotate the bars to find the optimum position.
     
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    Perk5560 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Something I'd like to add is that I've noticed a definite improvement in my ability to maneuver the bike around in close quarters. I wouldn't have believed that what, an inch more pull back over stock would make that much of a noticeable difference but it sure did with me.

    Dave
     
  8. gregg sanders

    gregg sanders Just got it firing!

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    Hi Todd. Would these work on my 2008 1200 sport? I have been reading everything in the forums about replacement bars and cant believe that the answer might be right in front of me.....please let me know as at least I know you would know for sure thanks very much Gregg Sanders
     
  9. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    As long as they are the stock bars or have retained the larger 1.125" bars at the clamps, yes they sure will.
     
  10. gregg sanders

    gregg sanders Just got it firing!

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    yes stock bars....my theory is that the risers will allow me to rotate the bars towards the rider....without hitting the tank at full left and right lock....thus doing almost exactly what the aprilia mana bars would do.....other than the dealing with the width....would you agree?
     
  11. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Can't say rotate, more like move them closer.
     
  12. WroomWroom

    WroomWroom Tuned and Synch'ed

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    For a long time I wasn't sure if I needed the bar risers at all since I thought I was pretty comfortable with the bar position already and was a little worried about the bars coming too close and badly affecting handling. I decided to go ahead and try them out anyway and boy oh boy, what an improvement! My whole body feels just normal and relaxed now, elbows and shoulders especially so. I have a feeling the effect will be even more noticeable once I put in a longer ride, too. I should have installed these a long time ago.

    During the test ride I couldn't help but remember you Todd, and all the ways your products, expertise and this website helped me improve my California to what now feels like absolute perfection. Fueling package and opening the air box was the first revelation and it transformed the engine into a well-behaved gorilla, then the moaning whale and alternator mods I learned about here, then the crosspipe improvement, the tail tidy kit and now these bar risers. I'm very grateful for all you're doing for us Moto Guzzi owners, I don't think my experience of owning a Cali 1400 would be nearly as exciting and fantastic as it is if it wasn't for your products and knowledge sharing.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
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  13. blakbird

    blakbird Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Wroom Wroom said it all.

    Being 5'6" tall with "average" length arms the reach to the controls was ok, a little bit of a stretch. Not a tremendous problem, my rides fall into 2 categories. Weekend morning rides to coffee with friends, just far enough from home to warm up the engine. Once a month rides in the N.GA mountains for lunch. So I'm rarely in the saddle for more than about an hour at a time. So the position of the bars from the factory was fine.

    At first glance it's difficult to imagine how the Gt-Rx risers will make a significant difference. Top quality materials, milling and fit plus all necessary hardware make installation a breeze.

    Just sitting in the saddle with the bike upright in the garage I was surprised at how much difference the risers make for me. I'm much more comfortable.

    On the road and moving the fit is more natural and my posture is somewhat improved. At 5'6" it's not unusual for me to be stretching for the control. Especially considering the bikes I like to prefer riding. I'm contemplating joining my friend and a coupe of his wife brothers on their annual 4 day ride.

    IMO Todd's expertise and product offerings are enabling my 1400 California 1400 to be the bike it's crying out to be.
     
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    Vintagehoarder Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Can't tell you how happy i am with these! The bike is so much more comfortable now, and they look great. Install was a breeze and they look OEM, thank you for a great product and the support!

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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Very welcome, and thanks back to you for the purchase. I have just a few left until the next batch come in.
     
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    lvgs Just got it firing!

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    Hi, quick question: What is the correct torque setting for the bolts securing the handlebars?

    Thanks!
     
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    lvgs Just got it firing!

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    I am just about to try rotating the bars and anticipate having to adjust the levers, etc. When rotating the bars, did you move the controls?
     
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    buzglyd Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I moved them slightly. There wasn’t a lot of room to move them. Just a slight rotation and it feels perfect.
     
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    wasacruzer Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Wroom Wroom said it all. I put these on last month on my Eldorado. Perfect fitment, Very comfy ride. I'm 5'7" BTW.
    Thanks Todd!
    Tom
     
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