Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Metairie, near New Orleans
Curious about handle bar risers and fwd controls
I just got my 07 regular Hammer and am going to start modding it slowly. I know from my last bike that FWD controls and handle bar risers made a huge difference in terms of comfort and my ability to handle the bike (improved manuverability).
I'm just about content with the handle bars on the hammer in terms of hight, but wouldn't mind pulling them back a bit. So I'll probably do a 1 or 2 inch riser for the stock handle bars. Wonder who here has done this and what was your opinion on the outcome, as in how that changed the handling of the bike. I don't want to raise them too much because I know that makes handling too sensitive and sloppy.
I think forward controls would really help to "secure" me on the bike for when I want to run it like I stole it. I saw 2,4, and 5 inch options, and was thinking about doing the 4 inch. It would also be very helpful to hear from someone who has done fwd controls and how you liked the results.
I'm 6ft, so i'm not going to have any trouble reaching the pegs, but still would rather not overshoot to where it's an uncomfortable stretch.
2007 Victory Hammer (Nuclear Sunset)
2012 Vstrom Adventure 650
2006 Suzuki M50 (Black) - Traded
1995 Mustang GT... Work in Progress...
Last edited by Marius; 08-01-2012 at 05:44 PM.