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01-24-2003, 11:10 AM
Can anyone advise me.
I'm looking for Handle Bar Raisers for my 2000 Falco.
Has anyone purchased Raisers? if so where and how much.
Are they easy fitted and how much does it raise the bars by ??
I do a lot of touring 2 up on the Falco and love it to bits but I would like to be a little more upright.
01-25-2003, 08:46 AM
www.twobros.com, and a French company "Gilles" perhaps
01-25-2003, 08:57 AM
Definately check out the link. The gilles are more expensive than the two brothers, enough that it will hurt a little, but their added utility is well worth it, it seems.
If you still have any questions, after the link, you can usually track Scotteq down in the Aprilia forums at esportbike.com, where he moderates. He doesn't seem to mind answering questions for fellow Aprilians.
01-26-2003, 08:44 AM
It would seem that it would be easier to add the Futura throttle cables with any riser. It's not necessary, but you won't have to do cable contortions to get them to fit.
01-26-2003, 06:16 PM
Thanks for all the advice.
Is there anyone out there that has actually completed this modification? Would appreciate any advise about the fitting and any disadvantages with this modification.
01-27-2003, 09:39 AM
Spoof posted up the link to an article I wrote when I installed my risers. It's pretty complete, so...
Would appreciate any advise about the fitting and any disadvantages with this modification.
I actually replaced my TwoBros risers with the Gilles. The 2Bros were definitely higher, but also farther away. I lost steering lock, and in the end gained no difference in comfort.
The Gilles ones actually wrap around the sides, and come closet to you than stock. The disadvantage is they're a stretch for your throttle cables. I couldn't dial in *quite* enough slack, so I ended up re-routing them to run behind/above the triple clamp. I probably could have lived with the cables being a little tight: The effect I rerouted the lines to get rid of was that turning the bars to right lock would add throttle to the motor. Not much, only a couple hundred RPM, but safety won out and I fixed that.
Futura cabees will fit, but you'll need to send them off to have 90 degree fittings installed on the throttle body end.
The clutch line was also marginally tight. All I had to do was take the line out of it's plastic retainer (near the headstock), and all was well. Later I replaced the clutch slave with an Evoluzione unit (recommended), and used that as an excuse to install a slightly longer braided clutch line.
Surprisingly, the brake lines were OK. (just...)
01-27-2003, 10:44 AM
check out my post awhile back titled "Bar ends" I raised my existing bar ends ontop of the triple clamp and put new braided front brake lines. It worked awesome and the braided brake lines are great as well. I posted a few photos you can look at. good luck.
01-27-2003, 10:48 AM
I found my post.Go to the bottom of the post page and click on page 6, titled "raised bar ends"
01-28-2003, 12:46 PM
Thanks for all the advise I believe you have convinced me that it would be a good idea to obtain these raisers, so if I can figure out exactly what I need Iíll order them up and fit them before the good weather come into swing.
Thanks Spoof & Jonsride your advice have been most helpful and very much appreciated, its great to know there are experts out there you can get advice from.
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