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Hello to all. Just picked up a 08 Vulcan 900 custom on saturday. Black. It is used but only has 2400 miles on it. Sweet ride. Not a scratch on her. All it needed was a good cleaning. Now it's time to do some mod's and I would like some advice. I'm 5'6" and the reach is pretty good but I'm thinking about adding a riser to the handle bars to get an inch or two pull back. Anybody try this yet?? Second is a new seat for two up riding. The custom seats not built for 2 up. Then there is the windshield. Thinking I'm going to need 17" abovr the headlight to see over it while riding. Any help you can give would be great.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase, they are sweet machines! I don't know about any risers for the custom, but someone will chime in.

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Congrats on the new ride and oh BTW, the Home Office just called and you're being transfered to Siberia for 2 years as the company's PR Rep to that area of the world. Year rond heavy snow is projected so you won't need to worry about bringing you bike and they want you there by next Tuesday..:eek:..Bummer!!!!

Just kidding. May you have many long and pleasant journeys on you Vulcan (good choice)...:cool::D I have a 1 1/2 inch riser on my Classic and it made a big differance.
 

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Risers on the Custom are welded to the bars; a one peice unit. So, I looked at getting the Risers and Bars from a Classic, but after seeing the price that Kawasaki wanted changed my mine. Cruiser Customizing and others list many different risers that would work well and look good also, for about 120 for a set. Bars, 1 inch, should be reasonably priced, (even the Kawasaki bars were not too bad, but the risers were golden).

Check the Kawasaki accessories for the Cafe Windshield, and see if it would fit your needs. It looks good on the Custom, IMO.

Congratulations on a very fine ride.
 

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Thanks for the advice Shiloh. If I was going to Siberia they would have to make room for the 900 in carry on. I'm sure I could fit a sky on the front and I know they make spike tires.
 

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Thanks for the advice Shiloh. If I was going to Siberia they would have to make room for the 900 in carry on. I'm sure I could fit a sky on the front and I know they make spike tires.

You have the right attitude!, Carry on and enjoy a truly great ride.:)

Andy
 

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Hi forestlake. I saw them too but they wont work on the custom with the drad bars. Need a different config.
 

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Risers for the Custom are available from Gen-Mar, Scootworks and a fellow who is on checksterscustoms.com. I am going to have him make mine for me as I want to be sure that the length does not entail any difficulty with the cables. I believe he will save some dollars also. I have a Memphis Fats windshield that is very deluxe with it's ability to be quick released. I stick it into the shower for a quick rinse when I don't want to wash the entire bike. These shields are available in a number of heights and several widths. They are a little pricey because the hardware adds up.
 

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Benriding,
I replaced my custom stock bars with Kawaski risers and bars. You don't have to buy the 900's, all of the Kawasaki's cruisers use the same risers. For some reason different years and models can have different prices for risers and bars. My bars were bought new for a 1500 for ~$85. The risers I bought from a local Kawasaki dealer complete as an assembly for ~$100. If you price the risers separately online they'll cost ~$200 for all of the parts. For some reason the online stores don't list the assemblies. Go online and check prices at different OEM parts stores, there can be upto a 20% difference in price because some charge list price and others sell discounted. Babbitsonline and Kawasakipartsnation are two that I've used. When you find the place with the best prices, call to see if you can get the complete assembly and it should be closer to what I paid. Of course there are many aftermarket risers and bars from J&P, Drag Specialties or a number of other places.

Here's a link to what my bike looked like, also note it has a 17" Memphis Fats windshield.

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4149
 
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