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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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T120 Handle Bar Risers

Been scanning the web but can't find any risers for my 17 T120. Would like to raise them just a little so I don't have to replace cables. Any one know of any? Thanks
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I ended up getting 35mm washers around 2.5mm thick and placing them between the existing mounts and rubber inserts. Initially put 4 in and ended up dropping back to two. Also under the edge of the base of the riser put two smaller washers to take up the gap. With this set up I could use the OE bolts, with 4 washers had to use 75mm bolts. M10 1.25 thread at 75mm long. I found with 4 spacers plus the two x1mm spacers under the riser cap, (total 12mm.. Near 1/2") the handling felt heavy in the front end, probably my brain, but with two washers, around 7mm rise total, it just took the edge off leaning forward and handled good. Total cost was under $5 with using 4 spacers with new bolts, $1 only using two spacers..It doesn't take much rise to improve the comfort. No problem with hoses etc.
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I ended up getting 35mm washers around 2.5mm thick and placing them between the existing mounts and rubber inserts. Initially put 4 in and ended up dropping back to two. Also under the edge of the base of the riser put two smaller washers to take up the gap. With this set up I could use the OE bolts, with 4 washers had to use 75mm bolts. M10 1.25 thread at 75mm long. I found with 4 spacers plus the two x1mm spacers under the riser cap, (total 12mm.. Near 1/2") the handling felt heavy in the front end, probably my brain, but with two washers, around 7mm rise total, it just took the edge off leaning forward and handled good. Total cost was under $5 with using 4 spacers with new bolts, $1 only using two spacers..It doesn't take much rise to improve the comfort. No problem with hoses etc.


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Talk about horses for courses. I spent a week on a rental T120 and felt the handlebars are too tall.
But I was cruising at 80 mph+ through southwestern deserts
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I've been considering risers, or different handlebars altogether due to shoulder problems I've been having since I bought my T120 last summer. Right now I'm having physical therapy due to "frozen shoulder" and my riding enjoyment has suffered. Can't say for certain that it's because of the new motorcycle but I can't see any other reason for it.
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I'd like to get some risers as well. Would these work on my '16 T120? ...

http://www.britishlegends.fr/en/hand...881&quantity=1
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I'd like to get some risers as well. Would these work on my '16 T120? ...

http://www.britishlegends.fr/en/hand...881&quantity=1
Just got a response from British Legends that these risers will NOT work with the new water-cooled twins due to the angled brackets. The new versions are in development but it will be a few months before they're available.


So I think I might try these:
https://roxspeedfx.com/collections/s...roduct-reviews
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Interesting. Hadn't seen these before. Please post on your results. Good luck!

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These are regularly used on Tigers etc.
They should work if the diameter is correct. They are easy to adjust.
I have the SW-motech version on my Tiger, but those are a pain in the a.. to install.
But couldn't get the Roxx at that time.
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"These are regularly used on Tigers etc."


The only thing that concerns me with the Roxx is the angled top bracket on the T120. Do the Tigers have a similar bracket?
I sent them an email asking if it would work but haven't got an answer back yet.

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