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sorry let this be my first post
Written by mikeyb_houtex on 7/19/2009 at 11:49 pm

I am SO very sorry for misleading you all regarding the risers... they're not
for the VTX, but for a Venture. Here's where I found the things:

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=62&manufacturer_ID=167&\
product_ID=16678&sblid_name=Baron_Custom_Accessories_______in__RISER_EXTENSIONS_\
__Yamaha_Venture_for_Yamaha_Royal_Star_Venture&model_id=0


They look a lot like the Genmar's 1 inch risers for 1 inch handlebars, and work
the same, except they're 1.5 inch tall. They're also a little wider by about
1/16 or so on either side of the mounting area, but it doesn't interfere with
anything, near as I can tell.

A word of caution... they didn't exactly want to go on. Oh, they fit the
mounting area, and the bars aren't an issue... it's the mounting holes.

The holes on the risers and the holes on the PC800's triple clamp and handle bar
clamp don't all exactly line up. The Venture riser's holes are off by just a
smidge. Maybe a tad. Enough to make getting the bolts in a little interesting,
but once you do, it bolts right up, no issues whatsoever that I recall. Just
had to start them all before bolting. Think I did the bottoms first, then the
tops.

When it's all bolted up, they're flush on the triple clamp, and the bars are
flush in the risers, and the top caps are also flush and holding, and the bolts
are in, no problems. Bars aren't going anywhere.

After a few hundreds of miles and months, there have been no issues... with the
exception of if I turn the bars to lock... right? Can't recall... the choke
gets changed to 'off' for some reason. So I don't do that when it's warming up.
That's it. No other issues. Well, the bike is much more comfortable for me,
that issue has come up...

As said before, they're not exactly *for* the PC800. If you get them, you may
want to bore out the mounting holes to make the job easier, make them a tad
larger, or elongate the holes 'inwards' to each other.

You also may want to get longer bolts to make yourself feel better. I have no
issues, but that's just me. I probably should. I'll think about it, I seem to
remember thinking there was plenty enough threads being used, and that was in
comparison to the ones for the Genmars, about the same as I recall.

Above all, I wouldn't want to have anyone use my results and get hurt or be
worried. Do what YOU need to do regarding this, I wash my hands if you get
screwed up, or screw something on the bike up. Handlebars are rather important,
and I wouldn't have finished up my job and rode on if I didn't feel safe.

That's the most important part of this: YOU BE SAFE, got it? If you do them,
make sure you're cool with them or don't use them. Check your cables,
operations, all that. 1.5" risers are about all the PC can take re: wiring and
cables wise. Some may have issues. Issues that might be... untowards if you
use them. So be safe. You have been officially warned.

There. That ought to be enough CYA talk. :D And if you're still 'in' after all
that, hope it helps and good luck!

Message Thread for message #86070

xuno_gil
7/9/2009, 03:47 pm
sorry let this be my first post
Ok, so let me officially introduce myself. I am 23 years old live in Boulder Colorado and do not own a PC800 but am looking to add to my collection so saw one in the area and am now trying to get some information to make a decision if I shoul

    gibinmich
    7/10/2009, 06:06 pm
    sorry let this be my first post
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "me" <xuno_gil@...> wrote: > > Ok, so let me officially introduce myself.

      mikeyb_houtex
      7/11/2009, 01:54 am
      sorry let this be my first post
      --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Gilbert" <gibinmich@...> wrote: > > --- In

        mac.hancock57
        7/11/2009, 06:24 pm
        sorry let this be my first post
        Hi Mikey, <<the bars had to be brought back 1.5" with a VTX1800 riser kit>> What can you tell me about the VTX1800 riser kit used on your PC800?? I have added an additional set of PC800 top clamps to my 96 PC, but wou

        shervey98
        7/12/2009, 12:17 am
        sorry let this be my first post
        Mikey I too would like to get my bars back further. I too have added an extra set of upper clamps which has brought the bars up (which helps a little) but I really want to get them back some more. What is this VTX kit and how does it work.

          ltaylorba
          7/15/2009, 05:34 am
          sorry let this be my first post
          Hey Mikey - I'm going to "third" it...which kit did you use? I found a site (scootworks-dot-com)which has several VTX1800 riser kits, each with an alpha appended, but I don't see a straight VTX1800 kit. I'm also around 5'4"ish and

    mikeyb_houtex
    7/19/2009, 11:49 pm
    sorry let this be my first post
    I am SO very sorry for misleading you all regarding the risers... they're not for the VTX, but for a Venture. Here's where I found the things:

      ltaylorba
      8/9/2009, 04:45 pm
      sorry let this be my first post
      Hey Mikey - Thanks for the specific info. I used these on my bike (had them installed by WingMan here in Portland) and with your info the guy who did it said they went in like a dream! No issues and took very little time to do. I'm thrilled t

        mikeyb_houtex
        9/14/2009, 01:52 am
        sorry let this be my first post
        Excellent! I'm glad that they worked for ya Leslie! It is wonderful what that little extra .5" does, isn't it? I can ride Ride all day long now... glad I took a chance on the things myself. :) I'm also pleased they went in with no hiccup