you must have short arms cuz im 6 foot and have no problems reachin bars and back aches You could do risers though and maybe a different seat to throw you foward an inch or so But than you gotta worry about the legs..Just a few thoughts
well i dont want to move forward cuz my knees are already hitting near the middle of the emblem on the tank. i would like to move back and lean back more. my arms are all the way extended when i lean back. ill post some pics later. im getting a seat custom made. so hopefully that will help the sitting further back problem.
I'm 6'2" also and I know what you mean. It's not reaching the bars that is the problem it's the slight hunch to reach low. I got the risers from Scootworks, easy install. It moves the bar about 2 to 3 inches up and also back. nice improvement and also looks cool and you will NOT have to change hoses or cables. cost about $100
I just made risers yesterday total cost $21.  7/8" deep sockets and bolts. Looks great and feel alot better, although I have only ridden around the block. Doing 250 miles today, so I'll know more this afternoon.
I have the Scootworks risers. I've had them on and off several times the last two years. I don't like the look at all, to me they're too tall. The Genmars are a bit shorter but I can't keep buying $80 parts to play with since I also have a boat to feed. I just put the Scootworks back on my bike b/c the riding position is much better; I just had cervical spine fusion in June for 3 vertebrae (C4-5-6) on top 3 lumbar disk surgeries. The good thing is that with the risers I can now reach the GPS and mount it under the bars and it clears the gauge bezel.
Oh, and I'm 5-8 with 32/33 sleeves and I had to let go of the bars on parking lot turns without the risers. The risers make a big difference with the COG changes for someone my size even on the twisties. The COG change isn't necessarily better, just different.
Not the best photo but no sense rolling it outside in the dark. At least it will give a perspective of where the bars move to:
I added the Scootworks risers and they do add a lot of comfort. I needed more pullback and fabricated some aluminum blocks that work with the risers. The brushed aluminum matches the finish on the triple tree.
Just right now although I did have to re-locate the cables behind the triple tree.
I have a classic and was going to purchase the phat risers 2 but I just can't justify paying that much for about 6 inches of metal. So I had dear ol dad fashion me some out of aluminum, then I found the 19mm socket trick which I'll be doing in two weeks. I got the parts just not the time. The riser add ons pops fashioned up for me are like 1.25 inches I think and it's a drastic difference in comfort. http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/kawasaki-cruisers/85471-risers-cheap.html
deep socket?? i've heard of people trying that and don't understand why you would even try it, or risk it for that matter...
the machined risers have a hole with only enough clearance for the bolt, so alot of the force is still on the riser itself. with a deep socket, sure the head end where it connects to the ratchet is thicker but the other end is wide open with only about an 1/8" of metal or less?!?! so the bolt os taking alot more of the force/strain... seems to me that it's a failure waiting to happen. i wouldn't trust a bolt from home depot to save my life that way!
I have read some postings on the forum about changing out the front and rear pulleys on the 900. I am considering changing out the front pulley this winter and maybe the back also. I would like to get some feedback from those on the forum that have done one or both.
I have a 2008 900 Classic...
took the battery cover off of the v900 today, and theres a metal clip on the left side, that the screw has to go into,
its non exhaust side, that screws into battery, for some reason, not sure how it goes back in, anybody have a photo or suggestion?
also theres a matching screw...
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
I found coolant in my air intake box, was wondering if such a thing could happen and what the cause/cure for it is. Atleast I think it was coolant, as I did clean the air filter with the K&N cleaning kit a few days prior along with a radiator flush. I...
It's been a little cold and rainy here in the PNW, so even though I had the ECU flashed and installed a week and a half ago, I never had a chance to try it out until today. Just putting through the neighborhood you couldn't feel a lot of difference, but you definitely hear a difference in the...
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