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post #1 of 26 Old 04-22-2017, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Bar risers...murph kit or otherwise.

I'm wondering who here has installed bar risers? I did buy a set of Murph Kit risers but haven't decided if I'm going to use them or not.

For those that have handlebar risers on your ninja.....pros? Cons?

To me it seems they would give me (6'0") a little more upright position as sometimes I feel like I still have a little too much weight on my wrists. But it seems like it would take away from getting my weight into it for going thru the curves.

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-22-2017, 06:11 PM
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Don, one odd thing I've noticed.

When you see someone who has a broken clutch cable on a ninja/z 1000, there's about a 90% chance they will have risers.

I wonder if it's possible to source a longer clutch cable?

Otherwise, I'll bet it's a decent mod.
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Thats my other concern. While I haven't taken the stock bars off, it seems the murph risers, even tho saying no new cables needed, would make the cable (especially clutch) too tight/tense. And I sure don't want to replace all the cables for 1.5".

I'll just have to go faster so the wind holds me up better.

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no problems whatsoever with any cables with these risers

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Don, wait a minute...you have a 17 with the assist slipper clutch.

That clutch is so easy to pull, it should last 200 years. Assum8ng length is good.
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Don, wait a minute...you have a 17 with the assist slipper clutch.

That clutch is so easy to pull, it should last 200 years. Assum8ng length is good.
Thats my only concern is length.

yeah....i know...its a 10 minute install and I can change it back in a heartbeat.

Just haven't gotten there. It does bug me that the windscreen won't be able to go all the way down unless I get a different one....which I'm looking into. I would like a little more coverage in the mid/upper position. But i don't want it to look goofy.
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I installed Murph's Risers almost immediately after I bought my 2015. Never regretted the mod even a moment. It improved the ergonomics for me immensely. The only issue is that the clutch cable gets a little tight with the added height of the grips. But I just moved the clutch cable out of the wire basket (where all the cables and wires are routed down the handlebars) and put it behind the wire closer to the handlebars. Rerouting the clutch cable that way shortened the distance the cable had to go and slackened it just enough that the problem was solved -- 34,000 miles and many shifts later, still works perfectly.

I also changed to a National Cycle VStream Sport Touring wind screen. I works great with the risers in the middle position, which gives the best combination of wind flow and protection. It's getting a little pitted now, but I'll buy another. It's a good choice.
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I installed Murph's Risers almost immediately after I bought my 2015. Never regretted the mod even a moment. It improved the ergonomics for me immensely. The only issue is that the clutch cable gets a little tight with the added height of the grips. But I just moved the clutch cable out of the wire basket (where all the cables and wires are routed down the handlebars) and put it behind the wire closer to the handlebars. Rerouting the clutch cable that way shortened the distance the cable had to go and slackened it just enough that the problem was solved -- 34,000 miles and many shifts later, still works perfectly.

I also changed to a National Cycle VStream Sport Touring wind screen. I works great with the risers in the middle position, which gives the best combination of wind flow and protection. It's getting a little pitted now, but I'll buy another. It's a good choice.
I concur w/everything he just said. The Murph risers added a significant amount of comfort for my aging, beat up shoulders. Ditto for the V-Stream.
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I'm in my early 50's and suffer from idiot drunk driver syndrome. (Bad accy in my car with a drunk driver about 20 years ago - oh and to top it off....she was trying to kill herself.....thanks b*tch)

I'll throw em on! Sounds like just my kinda ride....and took care of concerns!!
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I just put mine on a few days ago and i bought my bike a couple weeks ago. I came from an NC700x and was comfortable with the upright seating. The N1K isnt bad but i wanted just a little more. Murphs fixed it for me. Yes, cables are tight but works.

Others have suggested or tried to shave them down bit so you can adjust the brake and clutch levers with a lower slope. If you use the Murphs, and want use the pins, the levers are just about parallel with the ground. Not bad and are manageable but i might shave them down a bit later . Some just dont use the pins.
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