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    RSV bar risers?

    I want to install bar risers on my 07 RSV Factory and have looked at some of the brands, but Cycle Cat and Woodcraft don't seem to carry them, Vortex appears to only offer clip ons, and the LSL system is too "Tuono". I like the Apex risers and wondering if anyone has used them and their impressions- I know the nose fairing/screen will need trimming. I'm assuming the Ohlins fork is 53mm? Thank you for any info

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    I have the Apex bar risers on mine. They are great with a lot of adjustment. I don't have them up high enough to require fairing trimming.

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    Hi Ted, Ohlins are 51mm, there are bars that you can actually change the angle aswell as rise, I can't remember what they are called I will do some research and get back to on that.

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    https://goo.gl/images/b64Vvp
    But I can't find out if they do them in 51mm, I use Evol clipons absolutely beautifully made and made over in the US and they have a hinge type of mounting so no need to remove the top clamp.
    I am not sure if they do risers though.
    Looks like they don't but there are these Gilles but they would make your eyes water with the price.
    Banned has probably got the best option
    https://www.performanceparts-ltd.com...s-grips-risers

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    I also have Apex 3" risers. I added a spacer between the fairing stay and the fairing and modified the mirror to have a longer studs. I could add more rise if I wanted to trim the fairing. You will need a longer brake line. I had one custom made at a local shop . I also added a longer clutch line because I had one laying around that worked. The Apex have a ton of adjustment but only a few positions work. Take some trial and error to see what works.

    That all being said you might want to check out this LSL setup. Looks like it would also work well and probably a little easier to install.

    http://www.motoworldonline.com/LSL-T...8_p_4247.html#

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    Last edited by ProdriveR; 11-26-2017 at 03:29 AM.

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    I'll be installing the Apex soon- any chance you can explain how you fashioned new brackets for the clutch and brake fluid, or post a picture of your set up? Were the bars the right length and accept the stock bar end weights? Any other tips are appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by Banned View Post
    I have the Apex bar risers on mine. They are great with a lot of adjustment. I don't have them up high enough to require fairing trimming.

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    I have the OEM brackets for the fluid reservoirs. I did have some on from Curvey Girl when I had the bars higher. I cut about 1/2 inch off the ends iirc. Try them before you cut them as you may like the length. I have Woodcraft bar ends as the stock ones are threaded and won't work with the Apex bars.
    The hardest part is getting everything aligned properly.

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    Thanks Banned,

    I just pre-assembled the parts to see how everything works and noticed one of the bars will not seat into the riser fully (the dowl pin appears too thick to seat into the riser hole) and after inserting the other bar and riser and then removing it, the dowl pin is stuck in the riser. I'm not super confident about the dowl pin giving a secure mount, and I've contacted Apex for a refund
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    If you end up doing a Tuono setup, I have Tuono risers, top bar clamp and Speed Triple bars. You'll need the new fairing, and wind screen to cut down that you bought and a top yoke. There are a couple of them on ebay.

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    Thanks Banned, I may go that route if I can't find bar risers that will keep the existing top yoke- from my searches, not many existing companies offer just the bar risers

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    This is what I have and it works well for me.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...mi-conversion)

    Installing the Apex bars it would be a cheaper option, though.
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    Thanks- I'm looking for a spare nose fairing and Tuono parts now- is that a Tuono Factory top yoke on yours to fit the Ohlins forks?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfoustou View Post
    This is what I have and it works well for me.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...mi-conversion)

    Installing the Apex bars it would be a cheaper option, though.
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    O bought a set of clipons and then bought some .120 wall tubing and made my own. I do have a trimmed down fairing if you need one
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