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Old 01-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My bike came with the LSL kit installed.....I ended up removing it cause the risers were making slight contact with the tank on full lock. I went back to the clip-on's with genmar risers, and found that I prefer the way the bike handles with the stock bars and genmars.

My Multistrada has an upright seating position, not like riding a cruiser, but it is pretty upright. The Sprint offers a nice change from that when i want it.

Different strokes........
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Great insights all! They answer my questions, for sure. After looking more closely at the pics, I see the chrome cap on the T117 GenMars covers my preload adjustment screws, not replaces them. According to the website I found them on, they raise the bars a full 1 1/4" (32mm) over stock. I think that will suit me much better. Anyone know a great site to buy them on, do dealerships have access to order them for you, or do I have to order directly from GenMar?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I just googled Genmar....got them from some place that sells Bike/Aviation stuff........

Only downsides to me are, the chrome is very thin,( on the supplied Fork cap covers) and the machining, of the actual 'block' ( aesthetically) is poor........mechanically, they do exactly what they say on't tin, and fitted fairly easily.......

I'm sure someone with good engineering skills/access to a milling machine and aluminium could knock some up that were at least as pleasing..................

Your mileage may vary, but Genmars suited me, and the RS perfectly.........
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I just realized no one ever mentioned Heli bars.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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HeliBars doesn't seem to make a set for my bike. My local Triumph shop can't order them for me, so I'll have to find the best price I can online somewhere.
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My bike came with the LSL kit installed.....I ended up removing it cause the risers were making slight contact with the tank on full lock. I went back to the clip-on's with genmar risers, and found that I prefer the way the bike handles with the stock bars and genmars.

My Multistrada has an upright seating position, not like riding a cruiser, but it is pretty upright. The Sprint offers a nice change from that when i want it.

Different strokes........

I was looking at threads on handlebar risers as I am about to pull the trigger in a 2011 Sprint GT and I have never owned a "leaned over" bike. I have a 2011 Multi and a F800 GS so that is what I am used to. Do you split the time between the Duc and the Triumph? Are the different enough to justify having both?
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I usually say this in most "bar riser" threads;

I suggest that unless you have a back injury or health problem that you ride your bike using the stock bars for a few months and try to get used to the position.
Use your core muscles and grip the tank with your legs to take the weight off your wrists when needed and lighten your grip on the bars.
The latter will also improve handling.

Each to their own and all that I know.................. just a suggestion

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Im pretty sure the 99 has a shorter brake cable than later years, so make sure you get the kit with the cable. Honestly, after using the Genmar's myself for awhile. I went back to stock height.
My smashed sprint, before this one has risers on it and I stupidly sold them.
I remember I had to use a different clutch cable, as the original from triumph was getting pulled and yanked too much on left hand lock and the L bend was getting battered.

I also need a new set for the new Sprint ST my end (955i) as I know it will kill me in the shoulder and arm department with-out them.
The older sprint also has different clip-on bars to the 2002 onwards.
I don't know if this was a design change by Triumph or they were just using up loads of stock from the factory.
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