I’m taller, and my bike is shorter, It’s OK when I’m sitting, but even more noticeable when I’m standing hunched over.
Raised handlebars have been on my list for a while now. Finally got some 30mm risers from SW Mototech. They had matching silver but were backordered for weeks. So I got black and just used the OEM cap, its fine.
That was easy, just 4 bolts!
Wait, my throttle has always been a little sticky since I got it but, now my engine revs when I turn, ALOT Oh and my wiring was pretty taught 😬 . I knew I either had to take the risers out, or re-cable to loosen things up.
Am I doing it right?
I’m actually glad I did take the hassle of removing body work … and oil tank … and coolant reservoir..
Because when I was re-connecting the throttle cable after re-routing to free that precious 30mm, I noticed my throttle body had 2 spots for a cable.
I wired it in to the closest one since it seemed it would not possible reach the farther one. But when I was testing I noticed the cable wasn’t lined up. It was way off. The fixed cable mount was pointing right at the seemingly impossible connection.
So i disconnected and tried, I had to hold the throttle out by hand to get the ball in, but it fit. Even though it was farther, it was also a smaller circumference, so the cable could reach. I suspect someone working on the bike before me made the same mistake but never really looked at it fully rev’d to notice the alignment issue.
The cable was much smoother now, and doesn’t rev when all-out in either direction. But since the throttle cable is on the inside, smaller circle, I have to think it means less twist in the handlebars will make more of a rotation on the throttle body. Might make technical riding trickier at low speeds.
I’ll have to sneak out this weekend and find out!