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Handlebar fix
Written by daviddockstader on 4/25/2010 at 10:29 pm

Go back a bit in the messages and there will be a bunch of posts about adding
risers. A solid block riser will bring the bars up and closer because of the
fork angle. There are also risers that allow you to pivot the bars forward and
back. see http://www.roxspeedfx.com/ As far as I know Rox just makes their
risers in 7/8 and 1 1/8 sizes (common for off road and dual sport), and not the
1" we need. They do make a riser to fit 7/8 clamps and 1 1/8 bar which could be
used on the PC with shims. I have a set of these on my KLX 650. Right now I've
got more pressing problems, like coons nesting in my attic, but eventually I'm
doing something to the PC because right now I'm leaning forward more than I like
for a long trip.

It is also possible to gain a little by loosening the clamps and rolling the
handlebars back a bit. You can't go too far because you kink the choke cable,
but you gain a little. I've already done this and it helped some.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "stanwalton@..." <stanwalton@...> wrote:
>
> HI, I just purchased a 97 PC800 and find the handlebars a bit far for my reach
(I'm 5'9"). My feet fit comfortably on the ground when stoped, but arms are
under a bit of stress.. Are there any fixes for this problem?
>
> Thanks
>

Message Thread for message #92597

stanwalton...
4/25/2010, 04:26 pm
Handlebar fix
HI, I just purchased a 97 PC800 and find the handlebars a bit far for my reach (I'm 5'9"). My feet fit comfortably on the ground when stoped, but arms are under a bit of stress.. Are there any fixes for this problem? Thanks

    gibinmich
    4/25/2010, 09:02 pm
    Handlebar fix
    Ride the bike for awhile, you'll probably get use to it. At five nine the bike should fit you just right. --- In ipcrc@yaho

    daviddockstader
    4/25/2010, 10:29 pm
    Handlebar fix
    Go back a bit in the messages and there will be a bunch of posts about adding risers. A solid block riser will bring the bars up and closer because of the fork angle. There are also risers that allow you to pivot the bars forward and back. se

    douglasvanb
    4/25/2010, 11:22 pm
    Handlebar fix
    I recently installed some risers from GenMar. I've been very happy with them. Photos of my install and links to the company's website are here: http://www.dou

    kdskinner
    4/26/2010, 02:34 am
    Handlebar fix
    On Apr 25, 2010, at 11:26 AM, stanwalton@... wrote: > HI, I just purchased a 97 PC800 and find the handlebars

    ltaylorba
    4/26/2010, 03:07 pm
    Handlebar fix
    Hi Stan, I'm 5'5" (barely) and had my handlebars raised about a year ago by a local Honda/Goldwing shop. They did a great job and it really helped. I'll have to check my records for info on the riser itself, but one thing not yet men

      stanwalton...
      4/26/2010, 04:40 pm
      Handlebar fix
      Hi Leslie, Thanks for the input.. At the moment I'm waiting on the shop manual which will have information and pictures depicting how all the pieces go together.. I think I can raise the bars myself after I secure the riser -I thi

      bdpickett
      4/26/2010, 06:48 pm
      Handlebar fix
      Hi Leslie, I had a couple spare handlebar clamp caps kicking around in my spare parts cache, and since everybody has been climbing on the riser bandwagon, I thought that I'd give it a try; after all its free and I can easily change it bac