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I saw an interesting thing the other day. A GL1000, with side car, had risers (I think that's what you call them) onthe handle bar mounts. I never saw the owner of the bike so I didn't get to ask him or her where they can be purchased.

Anybody know where I could get a set of risers for a 1980 GL 1100?
 

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longrider wrote:
I saw an interesting thing the other day. A GL1000, with side car, had risers (I think that's what you call them) onthe handle bar mounts. I never saw the owner of the bike so I didn't get to ask him or her where they can be purchased.

Anybody know where I could get a set of risers for a 1980 GL 1100?
Try these:

http://www.naturecoastmotorsports.com/eshopprod_cat_1713-3960_product_163498.4_Pullback_Handlebar_Risers.htm

http://www.sideroadcycles.com/ImportedMotorcycles/Imported.html
 

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Keep in mind that, depending on how much you raise the bars, you might also have to spring for longer throttle and choke cables,longer brake hose for the front brake, and you might have to lengthen the wires for the controls.
 

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Speaking of handlebars, on my long ride last month I was having problems with my wrist. I don't know why I took so long to realize it but the previous owner had raised the handlebars up about three inches by pivoting them up in the clamps. I lowered them so that the grips are parallel to the top cover when viewed from the side and what a difference! No more wrist problems and I don't feel like I'm leaning forward anymore. Should have thought about it, the previous owner was about the size of Jesse Ventura!
 

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longrider wrote:
I saw an interesting thing the other day. A GL1000, with side car, had risers (I think that's what you call them) onthe handle bar mounts. I never saw the owner of the bike so I didn't get to ask him or her where they can be purchased.

Anybody know where I could get a set of risers for a 1980 GL 1100?
longrider not sure If I still have my old one Ill check andsee If I do you have them for the postage it take to ship them to you ther from a 78 GL 1000
 

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I met our former Gov. He's a big guy. How did the bike feel to you afer you lowered your handlebars? I would think the changed position would feel strange.
 

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Wingwarrior,

If you can find them, you got a deal.
 

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longrider wrote:
I met our former Gov. He's a big guy. How did the bike feel to you afer you lowered your handlebars? I would think the changed position would feel strange.
It did at first, but I find it a lot more comfortable and it feels good in the curves.
 

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With my handlbars in their current position I experience shoulder and neck pain on long rides so I thought the risers might help. I think I'll try lowering the handlebars a bit while wingwarrior is looking for his old risers. Thanks for the tip.
 

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It's surprising how different the bike feels with a little change of (handle)bar angle.
 
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