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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 18 2011, 19:54

rather than buy those bar riser etc.
I'm going to modify my grab handles.
this is what I may do if all goes to plan.
remove all fittings levers etc.
remove and cut the round bar or tubing.
weld a flat bar to both ends to raise the handles about 30/40 mm.
also will drill/tap both ends and use dome head bolts(s/steel)this is to give it more strength should the welds decide to crack .which I very much doubt.
this depends on whether the bars are tubing/cast!or plain round bar
if tubing I can weld a solid bar into the tube.
this should give me a bit more upright riding position.
and it would still look like the originals only a bit higher
so would you guys like me to take some pictures as I go along?
I'll start on it next week.
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Post  0ldcat on Sun Dec 18 2011, 20:43

Always interesting to watch someones project as it developes John Thumb
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Post  ady66 on Sun Dec 18 2011, 21:50

I'd be interested to see how it turns out, I've considered doing something similar, like the old Helibars that are no longer available. I've always thought that ideally for me the bars should be about an inch higher and slightly further back (though I've put up with my 'Cat for 7 years now).
Bars are tubing with plugged ends where they bolt to the clamp/bar end IIRC.
Good luck with it.
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 20 2011, 12:00

just checked the bars,they are not long enough to do the mods.
will order some 7/8" round bar.
will sort it out in the new years.
I don't see why it wont work.
if theres enough play in the cables etc to move up to 25/30mm.
once it is done you can move it to and fro to suit yourself and also clearance of tank/screen again I dont think this will be a problem either.
also I may lower the pegs to.
I'll keep you informed on my progress inc pictures of what to do.
I will offer this service for those who are not able to do it themselves.
price will be determined once I know what is involve/cost etc.
I put my knuckled hands on top of the bars and there seem to be a noticable difference in comfort.

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 21 2011, 07:57

yesterday I undid the bar clamps and raise it and I got 30mm in height.
the throttle body catches the top fairing.
that can easily be sorted by moving the t/body locating pin/hole lower or up. this depends on whether I move the bars towards me.
if the bars hit the fairing or tank this I think is an mot failure.
to go higher say 40mm I think I will have to re-locate the clutch cable.
anyway once I get started I'll know for sure what will be needed to get it done etc.
I'll take pictures etc and guide you through and what tools you need so that you can do it your self.
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 04 2012, 16:39

OK here's the general of what I did today.
1st of all I centre pop a mark on either side of the green mark and cut the ends off.


I cut a 18mm round bar about 3" long and welded it to the tube.
and cut 1" x 2 tubing and welded these to the main tubing.


the solid end bit I drilled and tapped 8mm thread for the locating bolt.
this is so that I can make adjustment before I weld it completely.
and drilled all existing holes and the throttle body hole I drilled the hole further round by about 1/2". hopefully this will clear the fairing.


bolted to the bike.still a bit of work to do.
all relevant cables etc need unclamping.


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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Jan 04 2012, 20:49

Not wanting be a party poop but thinking of your safety, you will be putting a lot of load on the flat plate on each bar.

It would have been better if you had two plates, one on each side of the mounting and the new grip bar running through the outer one and held on the inner one. This would help eliminate the lever moment of your weight on the grips.

Asthetically it might not look too bad.

I would hate for it to snap off when you were breaking. Shocked
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 04 2012, 21:29

give it chance. once it is set to where I need it and welded up,
I intend to weld another piece underneath a bit like a wedge shape.
thanks anyway.
also I will have to make sure it doesn't foul the tank or fairing etc.
failing that I might buy 2 handle bar clamps/handle bar and do it that way.
every thing is just trial and error at the mo.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 05 2012, 15:47

lined up and fitted all cables etc no problems at all.
just a bit of twisting and pulling here and there no tight spots etc.
now that is all said and.
I'm going to go the full hog and buy some round bar and have them machined etc(mate has a lathe)
so it will all be beefier and much stronger than the current set up.
once it is done I will post the finished product,
probably in about a month time.
must crack on with my normal work so every thing is put on hold for now.
oh and while I think on.....
the res/bottle will need to be moved further in towards the middle .
so it need a longer hose to the lever and of course a new mounting bracket.
I think the bottle need to be the same height as the lever.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sun Jan 08 2012, 10:44

keep us posted - still got those fazer handlebars in the garage to see if we can do anything with them on mine to raise the bar height.
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 08 2012, 14:16

it'll be a couple of weeks now before I can start on it again.
to much work on now. customers come's 1st I need the DOSH Wink

does any one know where I can buy some rubber pipes for the or should I say between the bottle and brack lever.
the tube need to be a bit longer to clear the fairing.
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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 02 2012, 10:37

just had a brain wave ok no good to me now but maybe good for some one else.
you could use a handle bar off a sit up and beg bike.
cut the middle piece out and leave at least 1" at the end where its to be welded. the original grip bar cut the main body off leaving roughly
1" and fit the two together using a solid round bar insert either end of the tubing and leave a gap of about 2mm for welding together.
and there you have it. cheap as chips Wink
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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 02 2012, 17:22

well the bastids didnt work the clutch lever housing was catching the flat bar and there was no way round other than cutting it half.
so thats the end of that pah humbug. Very Happy

who was that fitted the 19mm risers awhile ago?
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Feb 02 2012, 21:42

johnakay wrote:well the bastids didnt work the clutch lever housing was catching the flat bar and there was no way round other than cutting it half.
so thats the end of that pah humbug. Very Happy

who was that fitted the 19mm risers awhile ago?

Is this what you are looking for??

https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/t3794-got-some-genmar-risers
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 03 2012, 13:24

yep thats the one..
£94 plus postage! Shocked
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