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handlebar riser move the bars up & back diagonally 1 inch

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Old 01-23-2009   #1
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I do not have my 2004 R1150RTP bike yet (will be here in 2 weeks) and am used to the "cruise" ride position. Last time I rode a BMW was in 1976 - ouch! Since I am 6' tall & 63 years old (not a limber as when I was 33!)- any opinions as to whether it is worth $75 to get these risers for less neck & shoulder strain??
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I think $75 is a good deal to avoid neck and shoulder pain.
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Well, I'm not qualified to talk about BMW much, but this same topic was on another manufacture forum that I frequent. The rapidly building consensus there was that replacing the handlebars was working out better and cheaper than the risers. Check out the bikemaster.com site - they have quite a variety...the 'Daytona' was becoming a favorite for an 'up and back' bar. PITA if you have to change brake/clutch hoses, cables, etc for length. I'm considering a swap later as I'll be changing hydraulic hoses for scheduled maintenance.
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If you do change your bars make sure you get the right bars. older bikes like mine use 22mm bars were alot of bike use 7/8. They are just a hair different and you could crack your controls by forcing them onto the 7/8 bars.
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