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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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How high can you go?

Recently bought a 1998 800 classic and am wanting to go with some higher bars... anyone know how high you can go with stock cables or any setups (risers/bars) that work

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 07:32 PM
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Have 4 1/2 up 1" pull back, mounted reverse, with stock cables wires and brake line. Had to reroute the front brake line, but works. Also rotated the bars up just short of the windshield, a 19" Memphis fats. Thats pretty much the limit, but makes the riding position much better, for me. I'm 5'8" with 31" inseam.
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Yea I'm 6'2" 34" inseam and looking to stretch a little for longer rides, need to find someone to Fab an extension for forward controls too
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Do a search through the 800 forum and thee are a couple threads on the forward control extentions that people have made. They will most likely send you a PM with instructions to make your own. Easy to do. All you really need to do is duplicate the mounting holes a couple inches farther forward and maby even an inch or so higher if you like. I believe 3" fwd and 1" up is the most I've seen so far.
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Thanks rick, most I've seen was 6" on eBay just didn't like the look of them

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I actually started making a set of forward control mounts today. I went 4 inches forward And 1 inch out, not up, have them roughed in and mounted. So much more comfortable. I will snap some pictures in the morning if I have time. So far have only needed a drill and grinder.....


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Yea please do haven't had the bike long but wanna get it right for when the weather gets better since I have the time to do it now...

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Pictures are going to be tomorrow, today is toooooo hectic


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Rough pictures

Here is what i have so far, just trying to mock up the right size to feel most comfortable, I am 5'10" I have a 31" inseam. these are sitting at 4 inches forward and one inch out. I think i may back off to about 3- 3.5" to get the perfect fit.





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Updated Pictures of Forward Control Extensions

So I got these roughed in and actually got to go for a short ride, 30 degrees, so very short.... Very comfortable riding position! I love them, Need to clean them up and spray bomb them!









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