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My review of the Scootworks PhatRiser for Vulcan 1700…

Fit:
The fit is “okay”… but “okay” on an item of such importance, the handlebars, is less than acceptable. The bolts that go through the triple clamp don’t have a large enough diameter for the hole that they fit through, thus the risers no matter how much you tighten them will move around after you hit a few good bumps at speed. I have yet to find a way to keep my bars from going crooked after a couple hundred miles and I have to loosen the nut on the bottom and adjust them back at least once every couple of weeks so far.
The inside cut of the clamps is entirely too smooth, so I also have to loosen the clamps and adjust my bars back upward again every couple of weeks. Also completely unacceptable.

Finish:
The finish is flat black SPRAY PAINT!? The first day I installed the risers, I lightly tightened the clamps so I could adjust the bars up and down to find where I wanted them to sit “permanently”, though it’s far from permanent since they move. While adjusting them up and down, the paint started peeling off the inside cut of the clamps, thus taking some of the paint from the visible part of the risers with it. Again, completely unacceptable.

Price:
$119.95 is right up there with the rest of the ‘competition’, and if these were of any quality whatsoever that would be an acceptable price. They do not resemble anything of craftsmanship whatsoever, they simply look like someone wanted to make a quick buck and tossed a block of aluminum on the CNC machine for 15 minutes to pump out the quickest product he could without wasting too much overhead money to make them look even remotely attractive.

Overall Scootworks Review:
It took me 22 days to receive these when I ordered them, with not so much of an email from Scootworks other than the automated response from the shopping cart saying they got my money. I emailed Scootworks twice with no response before finally calling them about four days before I received the product to find out what the deal was, and getting someone on the phone was a task in itself.
Once I finally reached the owner on the phone, if I understood him correctly he explained that he doesn’t start manufacturing these risers until he has a large enough order to do so, then he starts pumping them out and sending them off for coating…which again is none other than spray paint.
Two weeks after I received the product, I finally got a reply to my original email stating it went to their junk mail folder and they were checking if I had received the product. When I responded with what I thought of the quality of their product, I once again haven’t heard a word back from them.

Summary:
I do not recommend anyone buy this product, let alone do any business whatsoever with Scootworks. Check them out on the Better Business Bureau website. I’m not the only customer who has something to say about them, and the BBB rates them with an “F” rating. Many others have had to wait sometimes months to receive a product that is supposedly in stock, and some have never received the product that Scootworks was very quick to take the money for in the first place.
This company is a joke, and does not deserve the support of the motorcyclist community.



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My review of the Scootworks PhatRiser for Vulcan 1700…

Fit:
The fit is “okay”… but “okay” on an item of such importance, the handlebars, is less than acceptable. The bolts that go through the triple clamp don’t have a large enough diameter for the hole that they fit through, thus the risers no matter how much you tighten them will move around after you hit a few good bumps at speed. I have yet to find a way to keep my bars from going crooked after a couple hundred miles and I have to loosen the nut on the bottom and adjust them back at least once every couple of weeks so far.
The inside cut of the clamps is entirely too smooth, so I also have to loosen the clamps and adjust my bars back upward again every couple of weeks. Also completely unacceptable.

Finish:
The finish is flat black SPRAY PAINT!? The first day I installed the risers, I lightly tightened the clamps so I could adjust the bars up and down to find where I wanted them to sit “permanently”, though it’s far from permanent since they move. While adjusting them up and down, the paint started peeling off the inside cut of the clamps, thus taking some of the paint from the visible part of the risers with it. Again, completely unacceptable.

Price:
$119.95 is right up there with the rest of the ‘competition’, and if these were of any quality whatsoever that would be an acceptable price. They do not resemble anything of craftsmanship whatsoever, they simply look like someone wanted to make a quick buck and tossed a block of aluminum on the CNC machine for 15 minutes to pump out the quickest product he could without wasting too much overhead money to make them look even remotely attractive.

Overall Scootworks Review:
It took me 22 days to receive these when I ordered them, with not so much of an email from Scootworks other than the automated response from the shopping cart saying they got my money. I emailed Scootworks twice with no response before finally calling them about four days before I received the product to find out what the deal was, and getting someone on the phone was a task in itself.
Once I finally reached the owner on the phone, if I understood him correctly he explained that he doesn’t start manufacturing these risers until he has a large enough order to do so, then he starts pumping them out and sending them off for coating…which again is none other than spray paint.
Two weeks after I received the product, I finally got a reply to my original email stating it went to their junk mail folder and they were checking if I had received the product. When I responded with what I thought of the quality of their product, I once again haven’t heard a word back from them.

Summary:
I do not recommend anyone buy this product, let alone do any business whatsoever with Scootworks. Check them out on the Better Business Bureau website. I’m not the only customer who has something to say about them, and the BBB rates them with an “F” rating. Many others have had to wait sometimes months to receive a product that is supposedly in stock, and some have never received the product that Scootworks was very quick to take the money for in the first place.
This company is a joke, and does not deserve the support of the motorcyclist community.



-Duff-
I will have to agree! Took me 3 weeks to get the risers and also took me 2 weeks for someone to answer phone! Mine are polished aluminum I think the look good but you are right the design sucks. I have to loosen and re starighten them just like you do. I had rivco risers on my VTX and they were the bomb. I thnk they were actually made for my specific bike intead of one size fits all. SCOOTWORKS SUCKS imo!
 

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Hmmmm, guess I've been lucky. Have had my set for about a year now and have never had a problem with them. Have the polished aluminum, and they are as snug as when I installed them. Handlebars have not moved at all.
 

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Hmmmm, guess I've been lucky. Have had my set for about a year now and have never had a problem with them. Have the polished aluminum, and they are as snug as when I installed them. Handlebars have not moved at all.
It could be your a better mechanic then me lol. I am a shade tree for sure lol
 

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I ordered overdrive pulleys from them with no problem, but tried to order risers and eventually had to cancel the order. Ended up ordering Aeromach risers for my 900 and loved them. Unfortunately Aeromach doesn't make risers for the Voyager. I'll probably just replace the bars.
 

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I've got a buddy that opened up a fab shop a couple years ago inside his bike shop. Fab shop ended up outgrowing the bike shop so he bought a new building an closed down the bike shop. He hopes to eventually pick up a CNC mill, and wen he does he would like to take my Scootworks risers and my stock risers and take the measurements from the two to fabricate a riser that is worth a damn. If he does so, I'll hopefully be able to talk him in to a mass production.
 

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I also emailed this review to the owner. No apology for a crap product, no offer to make it better, no reply period.
That is no surprise to me at all !
 

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When I put those on my 1700 I went to a good hardware store and rumaged through the specailty nut bolt washer section (the drawer section) and found tube spacers/bushings that worked fine. Cost about 70 cents each back in 2011.
 

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Old thread Bubba... I believe the scoundrel Dave "Tweek" Hockaday who operated Scootworks has gone out of business now. The internet got too full of people raising red flags & shouting warnings about him.
 

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I heard that ScoorWorks closed and opened under a new name. Have heard to avoid new company as well (can't remember the name, but it's in a post on the forums somwhere)
 
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