Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
I started with the HeliBars, then changed to the Suburban Machinery risers.
The HeliBar unit moves the bars back 1", at the stock "tall" setting.
The Verholen units move the bars back 1" and bring them 1.65" (42 mm) higher. Verholen claims that no cable adjustments are necessary, but I haven't tried them to know for sure.
The Suburban Machinery units move the bars back 1", but also have five height positions. The lowest is equal to the stock "tall" position. The second and third positions add 9 mm each (0.35" or 0.7"). The fourth and fifth positions are also 9 mm steps, but are realistically too tall to allow the stock K1200GT throttle cables to reach comfortably. The SM risers also have a couple of tapped holes that can be used to mount things.
I eventually had my K12 throttle cables lengthened a couple of inches by a local cable shop, which allows me to run the bars full up. I understand the K13 cables are already a bit longer, so that may not be a problem, and may be what the Verholen units are referring to.
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