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    New handlebars vs risers

    So it looks like the max u can raise the grips and controls with existing cables is 2 inches. Popular options seem to be the Protaper ATV high handlebar or the Powermadd 2 in riser. Which is better and why?
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    Be following as I just got my 2002 TW and do have a set of Rox 2" risers. So 2" is as high as you can go with stock cables?
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    I have Rox risers on mine, but the Powermadd are cheaper. The reason I prefer them is you not only raise the bars 2 inches, you can have them rotated forward which makes for a more comfortable riding position for me both sitting and standing. I'm about 6' 1".
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    I use the Pro Taper ATV bars. The "raise" is just enough, for me.

    I think the 2" risers make the bars higher but I do not know by how much. Seems like I saw a thread here with the measurements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuna View Post
    Be following as I just got my 2002 TW and do have a set of Rox 2" risers. So 2" is as high as you can go with stock cables?
    I think that is about it... maybe you could get a little more with some creative routing of the cables. I think the risers only go to about 2 inches, unless you jump to snowmobile risers.
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    Found this by searching past postings:

    I'm not sure of the stock measurements... but


    Pro Taper SE 7/8" ATV Handlebars

    Raptor Measurements:

    (Width): 770mm
    (Height): 143mm
    (Rise): 115mm
    (Clamp Area): 161mm
    (Sweep): 87mm
    (Control Area): 206mm

    ATV High Measurements:

    (Width): 813mm
    (Height): 160mm
    (Rise): 104mm
    (Clamp Area): 237mm
    (Sweep): 100mm
    (Control Area): 199mm

    ATV Mid Measurements:

    (Width): 813mm
    (Height): 150mm
    (Rise): 93mm
    (Clamp Area): 237mm
    (Sweep): 76mm

    (Control Area): 206mm
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    It is possible to go as much as 3" on the TW using Rox Risers (or similar). However, you will have to re-route the throttle cable from the U-shaped clip under the fuel tank that holds the cables close to the frame. It's a very close fit and may preclude using any type of hand guard later.
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    I have the ProTaper ATV High bars on all my bikes except my V-Strom. They give me the increased height I need plus they are wider than stock which I prefer when offroad.
    I have the Rox Risers on the Strom because I don't need the wider bars for mainly street riding and I like the adjustability enabling me to find the "sweet spot".
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    I have the 2" PowerMadd and an off-brand ATV high-bar handlebar. I used both because I also have a Clarke XT350 tank and the PowerMadd riser allows the bars to be rotated forward, providing clearance off the tank, but the higher handlebars allow the controls to be rolled back towards me again. The cables did need to be re-routed, but they are stock. Essentially, I have a 3" rise, but the pull-back keeps the cables within reason.
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    I am using a cheap set of McFly ATV bars from Cycle Gear for < $20. I also took a second set of caps, the things that hold the handle bars on, and flipped them upside down and used them to raise the bars a little bit more. I think I have less than 30 bucks invested and it is about a 1 1/2" to 2" total lift.

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