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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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How tall can I go on stock wiring?

I'm (hopefully) picking up a 19 RGS this spring and I'm planning my mods now. I'm thinking I'll do some tall risers and low bars, kinda club style. How tall can I go without being too replace the brake and clutch lines and extend the stock wiring harness?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 06:36 AM
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It isn't just a matter of tall. It is the entire length needed to get to the controls.

If you go taller but have less width and less pullback you can go taller than if you retain the same width and pullback.

I guess your question really needs to be what aftermarket bars are people running that didn't require them to change the wiring.
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Yeah, that makes sense.
I'm thinking of running the Forbidden Moto bars from Fly (1.25 clamping area tapered to 1 inch, aluminum motocross bars) and I'm not yet decided on the rider height, but I'll probably be looking at 8 to 10".
I read a few places that some guys are getting 13" yaffe bars with stock wiring and such
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Sorry, I meant that the bars are 1.125" clamping area
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KST Straight jackets 14" stock wires and lines. It will depend on the bars, but nothing more then 14" is gonna work.
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Thanks. I think that 10" risers with a 1" rise bar will be fine
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The better question is: How comfortable can I be, and what do I need to buy to get that result?
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Thanks for the input, Bucket, but I know what works for me, and this is gonna be perfect. I had 10" risers and flat track bars on a 2002 RK. It'll be great, I'm only concerned with the wiring and such
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Thanks for the input, Bucket, but I know what works for me, and this is gonna be perfect. I had 10" risers and flat track bars on a 2002 RK. It'll be great, I'm only concerned with the wiring and such
I installed 14” Factory 47 bars on my ‘17. My cables reached (after snipping off the cable ties to free up some slack) and the electrical harness had enough slack too after removing the tray from behind the instrument gauges. I’m installing a 12” Yaffe on my ‘18 in two weeks.... I’ve seen them go on with no problems too.
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I'm running 14s with all stock stuff. Just had to cut the zipties around the riser bottoms.

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