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Post  Clipity on Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:04 am

I got some new parts yesterday so I headed out to the garage today to put them on. I bought the Tusk CR Hi bend bars and the Tusk bar risers. I had the Tusk bars on my 05 XR650l and liked them so I bought another pair. Man what a difference it feel's like a new bike. My ride in Socal the (? bend Renthal bars) felt way way to low and it was hard to ride standing up. Now the bars are the right height and I feel good standing. I used all the spacers in the Tusk kit and the cables are just long enough, the bars look good to but seam to scratch easy. I couldn't get the MSR crash bars to fit on the new bars so I added some knock off Acerbis hand guards. I bought them two years ago for $20 bucks each shipped so I bought two pairs, the other pair I put on my CR85 Supermoto. If your looking for some height for your bars you can't go wrong for $19.95 with the Tusk bar risers they look a litttle funky all stacked up but perform great.
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I will try to get pics tomorrow rider


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Post  Mythic on Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:26 am

I use the tusk risers as well & have no complaints. Agree they look a little funky when you use the whole stack, but that's also one of the cool things about them is they come with a varity of thickness in the pkg, so you can mix-n-match spacers to get that "perfect" height. nice
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Post  SFXR on Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:57 pm

+1 on the Tusk risers. I put the entire stack on top of the BRP submount. It took longer throttle cables, but now I have the rise I like.
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Post  Clipity on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:14 am

The stack



cables are just long enough



the $20 hand guards

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How tall are you?

Post  Bump on Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:56 am

Or, why the stack?
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Post  bakeray on Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:58 am

Gonna have to look at those... Being 6'5" my bike is fine sitting but standing is another story Cool
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Post  Clipity on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:08 pm

Bump wrote:Or, why the stack?

I'm 6'3...... long legs short arms thats funny

When I stood up with the original setup it felt like the bars were at my knees, now when I stand I have good control of the bike and it feels comfortable. Also when sitting it helps me keep my elbows up and out.
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Post  Dave P on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:01 am

Cool tip, Clipity.

I'm learning a lot here, including how to spend a boatload of dinero. Smile

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I know the feeling ...

Post  Bump on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:00 pm

I'm 6'3" as well (was 6'4" but getting old ...) and standing in the attack position just really feels vulnerable. Ride with a friend who is 5'5" and he loos like Easy Rider standing...

Clipity wrote:
Bump wrote:Or, why the stack?

I'm 6'3...... long legs short arms thats funny

When I stood up with the original setup it felt like the bars were at my knees, now when I stand I have good control of the bike and it feels comfortable. Also when sitting it helps me keep my elbows up and out.
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Post  Thumper GUY on Tue May 11, 2010 2:43 am

Functionality is all that matters isn't it?
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Post  fiep on Mon May 17, 2010 1:14 pm

hmmm, last time I looked RockyMountain did no longer offer the 7/8-risers
made me a little unhappy

the 'stack' because the Tusk risers cover anything from 1/2" to not sure 2"???
they come with several sets of bolts
and you can stack them to the hight you desire

at 5'6 1/2" with long legs I have CR low bars
as they were flopping around in the garage
and full hight Tusk risers
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Post  Pixelcodex on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:10 pm

Clipity wrote:The stack



cables are just long enough



the $20 hand guards


I can't seem to find the stackable ones on the site. The only $20 dollar ones are these, but they look different in the picture... Are these it?

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=70&navTitle=Handlebars-Control&webCatId=12&keyword=TUSK+RISER&prodFamilyId=25849

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Post  AURORA on Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:10 am

Was the limited length of the factory stock throttle, decompression and clutch cables an issue?


Did you have to change to longer cables?
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Post  fiep on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:05 am

I did not, but I have the low bars,
about an inch? inch and a half less than 'CR tall' bars

one trick is to chop your bars in width,
most of mine are cut from the original ~32"
down to 30 or even 29
for real single trail they fit between trees a lot better
and they do not require quite as much cable lenght as full width bars at the same height
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Post  Michelangelo on Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:24 pm

For those that may be wanting to add some height to your stock handlebar clamps (7/8 inch) and at the same time go to the 1 1/8 inch fat bars; I recommend these Moose risers.





http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/192/5118/ITEM/Moose-Racing-Universal-Handlebar-Clamp-Kit.aspx?SiteID=SLI|Handlebar%20Adapter&WT.MC_ID=10010





I have them on my Honda Transalp. 60mm rise along with adapting you to the fatter bars. Add a higher or lower bend bar of your choice and you got affordable customization.



BTW, I have some of those Tusk riser things. Never used. Would sell if someone wanted to buy them. Personally the Moose ones are cleaner looking.
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Post  BuRP on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:27 am

Angelo,

I like yours better than the "stack" of the OP - they'll be more solid & less flexing, and of course they look neater (that stack is visibly misaligned, logical of course).
Another way of doing it is mounting the Scotts SUB triple clamp which automatically raises the bars quite a bit - and is a solid thing too. Of course the added advantage here is the damper, I'll not go 'naked' anymore on an offroad as I've fallen off due to preventable-by-damper occasions too often.
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Post  Michelangelo on Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:59 pm

YEAH YOU'RE right, much cleaner. I initially bought my Tusk stack for my playbike TTR125 but found another set of Moose ones, so I've been using two sets of Moose risers to good affect. On my old XRR I did the BRP submount with CR Hi bars so never had to worry about risers.
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Post  AtomicXRer on Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Where do you get those handguards?...I am wondering if they fit the acerbis pro rally handguard mounts. To replace the acerbis ones it'll cost $53. mad as heck


Clipity wrote:The stack



cables are just long enough



the $20 hand guards

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Post  kta on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:32 pm

All the Tusk products are surprisingly decent quality. I've been quite pleased with everything I've gotten from them.

I had a set of ROX risers on an XR600 and think I liked those the most because I could spin them a little bit forward.
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Post  JimmyO23 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:39 pm

kta wrote:All the Tusk products are surprisingly decent quality. I've been quite pleased with everything I've gotten from them.

I had a set of ROX risers on an XR600 and think I liked those the most because I could spin them a little bit forward.

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