Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
I have Suburban Machinery handlebar risers on my 2007 K1200GT. I bought them soon after I bought the motorcycle in 2007. I chose them over the Verholen bar risers because the Suburban Machinery bar risers come with threaded holes on top that can be used to attach accessories, such as RAM ball mounts. (I have never used the feature, but I am glad it is there.)
In contrast, the Verholen bar risers have a gentle flowing curve that looks more stylish than the boxy, functional Suburban Machinery bar risers.
When I looked, you could also buy bar risers that came in a single aluminum slab that bolted into to both attachment points at once, unlike the ones with two separate pieces, such as the Suburban Machinery and Verholen bar risers. It was the first bar riser that I became aware of.
If you use bar risers with your handlebars on their higher settings (usually the top two positions), you may stretch the cables on your KGT to the point where they will rub on parts during full lock turns. The companies that make bar risers recommend that you install longer cables if you want to use them that way. Some people ride with the regular cables anyway and ignore the issue.