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Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:19:35 PM »
Thanks to Pault, he has lent me some Handlebar risers to trial on the bike, so i decided to put them on today.




Was quiet easy actually, firstly you have to remove the plastic around the bars which is 4 plastic grubs




2 screws under the bars



1 on top of the plastic (behind the key), i just realised i missed taking a photo of it.



and then it is a matter of unbolting the bars, putting the risers in, setting the bars to comfy and tightening the bars up, you may have to shift the brake line, but mine still had enough play that I didn't have to



i was able to fit the plastic back on, it is slightly offset where the key goes in, i am going to tack the rubber insert that goes in there if i like the risers, but the job took me a whole 30 mins start to finish!



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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 08:37:51 AM »
Well done...

Next will be valve clearance.... :crackup :crackup :rofl :rofl
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:59:42 AM »
Well done...

Next will be valve clearance.... :crackup :crackup :rofl :rofl

lol no no no, i pay someone to do that stuff, that is not one of my skills...
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 07:51:21 PM »
 :wht11like the dash board as well
 

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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 08:17:37 PM »
the dash board was made by one of our very clever members Tipsy
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 08:58:48 PM »
 :wht11, glass or ali,hows it supported
 

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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 09:03:06 PM »
this is link here will take you to the info about the shelf that tipsy made, lots of photos there  :thumb

http://ozstoc.com/index.php?topic=203.msg10877#msg10877
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 10:31:26 PM »
I have to say just running around town the bar risers have certainly made my seating position heaps better, should have dne it ages ago! Am looking forward to the weekend so I can get a proper feel of how it has changed with some distance behind me
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 05:28:40 AM »
Nice one, must say that the risers look to be the same size as the top clamps, which is what i used for mine.  I found a big difference on the long runs with this mod, I am sure you will like it  :thumbs
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 09:48:08 PM »
I have to say just running around town the bar risers have certainly made my seating position heaps better, should have dne it ages ago! Am looking forward to the weekend so I can get a proper feel of how it has changed with some distance behind me

Well I did 220km with the new risers, they have made a fantastic difference, have made me rethink the highway wings for the moment.

I only put in 1" risers and it has made all the difference, no more sore shoulder for me!
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »
Did the same.....nice addition to the dash is to use a 35mm film canister with the bottom cut out to fill the 1" gap in the ignition hole, helps to keep the factory look.


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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 09:45:53 PM »
Did the same.....nice addition to the dash is to use a 35mm film canister with the bottom cut out to fill the 1" gap in the ignition hole, helps to keep the factory look.


Cheers

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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2012, 09:25:27 PM »
so... where do we get those risers from?
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 09:33:44 PM »
checked out and noted, cheers
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 06:10:33 PM »
I have 1" risers sitting in my garage but was reluctant to fit them because i thought I,d have to leave the plastic off.Now seeing those photos I,ll give them a try.
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 02:09:19 AM »
Just after fitting the risers.As Streak said it took 30 min.Didn,t get a chance to try them out yet,I,ll leave that until monday ,it,s a holiday in Ireland and the weather forcast is promising a bit of sun at last :dred11 :hatwave :hatwave :runyay :runyay
 

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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 02:34:20 PM »
just fitted some risers to my ST1100 havnt been out to test here is the ebay link what i bought the quality is great come with all bolts.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/313335487519?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 03:43:40 PM »
just fitted some risers to my ST1100 havnt been out to test here is the ebay link what i bought the quality is great come with all bolts.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/313335487519?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648

They look great :thumbsup
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 10:16:56 PM »
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 09:49:04 PM »
Is there a particular reason you have installed the risers such that the bars are further away from standard when seated? The ebay pictures suggested the offset should be closer to the rider.
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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2021, 10:38:35 PM »
it kinda looks better this way and they are a higher spot. i think its also to do with the angle of the mounts and they are closer to the top cover. i am keen to test it but have had a bit of rain. it looks like if i do reverse them they will be lower and closer to the cover but i am going to try both ways but this way kind felt better so far.
i also just noticed these are a kinda offset type but the others in this thread are not offset. they definitely do rise them up it feels less pulling me in a downward direction from the original spot
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2021, 11:17:05 PM »
you got me thinking so i quickly swapped over the other option. these are good in a way option 1 is to raise them option 2 is to bring closer to rider. i will see how the closer to rider goes first ride with them. see if i like that over to the higher position
 

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Re: Installing Handle Bar Risers on an Honda ST1100
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2021, 08:10:43 PM »
If you find that you still need more comfort, I have a set of Helibars complete kit that you can have for $800 + freight brand new that I bought and never fitted before I changed ST1100 to Goldwing. They cost me close to $1000.

Just no need for them now

Also other parts for ST1100 etc.