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bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
Written by wynndungey on 3/15/2012 at 02:42 pm

Back in the bad times of British Bikes ruling the road, every motorcycle shop
had tools and parts for fixing and modifying cables. (I used to work parts in
California at a shop that still had some Brit' parts.) I'm guessing those days
are long over. We've really become a society of people who don't make things at
home. We go down to the store and buy what we think we need. Projects like
your cables are likely to be more trouble than expected. But for me, I've got
to wonder why someone who likes the cruiser seating would even consider a PC800?
This is really a case of the wrong tool for the job. Good luck with your
project. (Note - When I get on a cruiser, I can't find the foot brake at all.
Wrong tool for me.)

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "vtwinn61" <vtwinn61@...> wrote:
>
>
> Motion pro makes custom cables and I have used them several times with no
complaints. I have used Golfer for custom brake and clutch lines too :)
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "mikeyb_houtex" <houtex@> wrote:
> >
> > My opinion is pretty straight forward: Ditch the covers past the
grip/reservoir area, i.e., cut 'em off to the inside. That tall/back, they'll
not be very useful anyway, especially regards the key.
> >
> > Then, just ensure the cables and hoses will work, as there won't be any
covers to worry about, so they can just dangle wherever makes sense. Fashion up
some sprung/bungy retainers or such to let them 'shift' a little if needed, but
stay 'not caught' on any thing.
> >
> > You may also wanna ditch the triple tree covers (little triangle panels) to
help this project along too.
> >
> > This may be the easiest to do. You might get a secondary set of handlebar
covers to use, and keep the originals for if you decide to go back stock.
> >
> > ---
> >
> > HOWEVER, if you are going to keep all those covers, then you'll likely need
to make your own cables. I doubt there's anything available for this kind of
modification that you can just buy. You might can extend the cables/hoses
somehow, but I wouldn't be the one knowin' how to do it :)
> >
> > I'll be interested to see if anyone else has good information for you,
but... this is highly different, yeah? :)
> >
> > Mike
> > '95 PC800, "Ride"
> >
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Slash S" <rocker8585@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Ok i am looking to have a serious set of bar riser's / pull backs.
> > >
> > > I fabricated my own genmar like set up they were 1.5" and they aren't
enough i want more. I had a 650 vstar before and i got the scoot works risers
they had and it was a 3" pull back and i really liked them. But i think what i
am trying to accomplish is getting the sport touring bike to feel like a
cruiser. so i am thinking of fabbing up a mounting plate so i can take a
standard set of risers that have the single mounting stud and use them for the
pc.
> > >
> > > any way my big question is how to determine what size over length hoses
and cables i will need.
> > >
> > > I have the brake and clutch hoses
> > >
> > > throttle cable and choke cable to think about. any help would be really
appreciated or even a website that sells them/ a member that does this kind of
work would be appreciated :) and or can i make my own hoses?
> > >
> > > Jeremy21@
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #111303

rocker8585
3/15/2012, 01:55 am
bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
Ok i am looking to have a serious set of bar riser's / pull backs. I fabricated my own genmar like set up they were 1.5" and they aren't enough i want more. I had a 650 vstar before and i got the scoot works risers they had and it wa

    mikeyb_houtex
    3/15/2012, 05:44 am
    bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
    My opinion is pretty straight forward: Ditch the covers past the grip/reservoir area, i.e., cut 'em off to the inside. That tall/back, they'll not be very useful anyway, especially regards the key. Then, just ensure the cables and hoses w

      vtwinn61
      3/15/2012, 01:14 pm
      bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
      Motion pro makes custom cables and I have used them several times with no complaints. I have used Golfer for custom brake and clutch lines too :) --- In

        wynndungey
        3/15/2012, 02:42 pm
        bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
        Back in the bad times of British Bikes ruling the road, every motorcycle shop had tools and parts for fixing and modifying cables. (I used to work parts in California at a shop that still had some Brit' parts.) I'm guessing those days are lon

      rocker8585
      3/17/2012, 10:57 pm
      bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
      update ! I am fabbing up a mount for the non pc riser that i ordered from scoot works and the owner who i must say was super nice and helpful said the riser i am going with with be able to use stock everything just by re routing all cables

        mikeyb_houtex
        3/18/2012, 10:53 pm
        bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
        I totally grok what you're sayin' J. I am also not long armed, and those 1.5" risers make *all* the difference for me and Ride. And the 'carry a ton' thing is very sweet, yeah? :) As long as you can maybe put things back, then it

          revconprince
          3/19/2012, 05:24 pm
          bar risers! NON GENMAR cable/ hoses?
          I'd like what was on my first Goldwing. It had set back risers. The bar was behind the rear bolt. The end result about a 1 inch rise with a 1.5 inch set back. Dave --- In