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Old June 10th, 2015   #1
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Have after just a few hours riding decided that bars are too low and too far forward for comfort. Looking at motorcyclelarry riser kit for about $200. Any input on this product or other alternatives appreciated. Thanks
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I would prefer the Heli-Bars as they have been refined and improved incrementally over time. However, any bar riser will be an improvement. They are well worth the money.
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HeliBars® Tour Performance™ handlebars riser for Honda ST1300
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I had the MC Larry $200 riser and it worked great. The 12c accessory outlet was convienent too. Just watch out when you remove the six allen head bolts holding the origional setup in place. Those bolts take a lot of torque to break loose and you can strip the hex/break off a ball end allen key in them, adding complication.
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I had a MCL on my 1st ST1300 worked just fine. Put a Gen 3 Heli on my current ST. I like the Heli better and I think it was less money as well.
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I too prefer the HeliBars® Tour Performance™ handlebars riser for Honda ST1300 as the latest model actually brings the bars up and back just a bit more than the MCL risers.

You can get them with a Powerlet outlet and RAM ball mount too.
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Thank you all for the benefit of your wisdom. Think I will get the Helibars..$25 less and think I will let the Honda shop put them on. Not mechanically inclined at all. Would probably F### it up!
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It's easy to install, but put a large towel on the tank, across both fairings. That way if you drop something, you can get it, and it doesn't fall into the abyss.

Providing, of course, you have the tools.
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Also, you (or your shop) may have to re-route the various lines (brake, clutch, wires) to get more slack. You won't have to install new, longer lines but, re-routing is probably a must.
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Also, you (or your shop) may have to re-route the various lines (brake, clutch, wires) to get more slack. You won't have to install new, longer lines but, re-routing is probably a must.
it's been so long, I forgot about that. Yes, that will almost certainly be required. However, if you're careful, you can do it without disconnecting any hydraulic lines. You'll need to d/c some electrical ones (no problem, big connectors that only go one way), and you can carefully bend the hydraulic ones to give you the slack required.
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