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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Risers for custom?

I have a 08 custom and am need of some risers, I went to the dealership and was told that risers aren't made for the custom which im pretty sure is false. So for those of you that have risers on a custom, what works, where to order, is cable routing an issue, How tall should I go? I'm 5'11". Answers to any of those questions would be great.
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Don't know if this helps at all, but if you can't find actual risers for the Custom (I have a Classic), and you don't need tall risers, try this: I read this on a previous thread. Determine the diameter of the handlebar down tubes, then go to a hardware store, like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc., and pick up two chrome deep sockets. That's a cheap set of short risers.

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Send him an email and he'll get you set up.
I got the 2" risers from him and they work great. No need to reroute or change cables.

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on the left hand side click, meanstreak all. They fit the 900 custom, i had them on mine while i had it
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate the help.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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I put risers on my 09 Custom about 2 months ago.............made all the difference in the world. I, too, am 5'11'' and now sit straight up rather than folded up like a sideways V. Mine are 2" risers from Scootworks. I think they are around a $100 or so. I lucked up and got mine from the classifieds here for $20 from someone that was selling their old parts.

Looking back, I should have made the change long ago as I am definately more comfortable when riding.

................I hope this helps
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or you could just get a drag bar with more rise built in, it looks alot cleaner, lik e these. You can get em in all shapes and sizes, i think the stock rise is about 8" on the custom. Plus the aftermarket ones are drilled for internal and come in 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 for a beefier look.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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$80 gets you these from Scootworks (just scoll down to find'em). A set of these with my Mustang Vintage Touring seat and my 5' 11" frame is super comfy.

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I bought Sarge's GenMar risers and can testify to the look and quality, plus I didn't have to reroute the cables much. I eased the tension by slipping the brake lines out of the wire cable guides, and that was it.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 11:58 AM
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the easiest way to get what ever risers you want to fit is to drill out the stock riser bolt holes in the top triple tree to 1/2". i did this on mine so i could put some 4.5" harley pullback risers with 1 piece top clamp on mine. got mine on ebay for about $20. still looked new too. doing it like mine with the stock classic bars, not sure about the custom, you will have to re-route the cable and wires a little. pretty easy though. the top triple tree comes off fairly easy, then you just use a drill press with a 1/2" bit and drill them out. i couldnt believe how small the stock riser bolts were when i pulled mine off. way to thin to be safe, in my opinion anyway. just my 2 cents.

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