Bar risers, setbacks, or superbike bar conversion

Discussion in '8th Generation 2014-Present' started by Gringogo, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Gringogo

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    I’m having trouble finding anything besides spacers to bring the bars up and back on my Gen 8. Anyone know of a superbike bar conversion kits that fits Gen 8, or a machine shop that could make a custom riser with setback built in?
     
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    Hi Giringogo and welcome to the forum:Welcome:

    When you get time please drop by the introductions section on the forum to say Hi to the rest of the folks on here.

    For 8th Gens you can pick up adaptors from Motopumps (on ebay) who do a 1/2" riser pad for around 70 dollars or you can install a Helibars 3/4" riser pad for around 90 dollars.

    PS if you come across a Motopumps install video on youTube please do not copy the torque hammer solution. The correct torque is in the manual and by using a torque wrench you will make sure the bars are secure.

    Take care ATGATT



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    Hey Skimad, thanks for the suggestion. I have some Motopumps risers en route, but may have to get some setbacks custom made. I’ll keep you guys posted.
     
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    I have the Motopumps 1 1/4” risers and a set of Knight Designs foot pegs with a 1 1/2” drop. Made all the difference. I would try those first before trying to find set bscks.
     
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    Dropping the pegs is a great idea that never occurred to me. But I imagine that would rotate the hips and center of gravity back a little.
     
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    When I bought the bike and rode it home for the first time I hard time bending my knees to get legs up snd down quickly. I had another set of pegs on my 6th gen too.
     
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    Allyance, do you like the Knight design foot pegs? Could you post a picture with any feedback. You might have but I would like to see if this will help my knees a little more. Your feedback is always appreciated.
     
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    Putting the seat in the lower position as well helps because the bars are then higher in comparison.
     
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