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    instaling apex 4" risers

    Starting to install apex 4" risers while my shoulder recovers from loading the bird onto a bike trailer in january!
    I have positioned the clutch side bar first to what might be a good final position, but not going near brake side yet, as its a good comparison for reach at the moment.
    i think i might do what Deadman did and take the hoses out to Pirtek who can match and add the extensions i need. He even found they had the splitter block for the brake front calipers. So, off with current brake and clutch lines.
    Looking at the clutch line there a few questions.



    • How do i get the solid line out out? Maybe just with tank lifted, or does it need to come right off? Do you remove the line mounts along the frame and just feed it along its path?
    • it looks like i need to remove the air ram on the left side to access it. Would it be wiser at this point to remove the whole front nose fairing?
    • Does the new clutch hose need to be a smaller diameter hosing to fit through where the solid line currently runs, or does a standard hose OD suit?


    The white line in pic indicates where I may have to cut screen back to clear master cylinders, judging initially by clutch positioning. And yes, I'm in southern hemisphere, hence I'm upside down. Much easier that way.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Took the nose cone off. Does anybody know what this empty wiring connector is for? (I have written on it in white empty)
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Quote Originally Posted by pbz1900 View Post
    Took the nose cone off. Does anybody know what this empty wiring connector is for? (I have written on it in white empty)
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Funny bugger. :-)
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    Well while you lazy sods have been sleeping up there i have removed the clutch hose as well. Easier than i thought. Didn't have to lift tank. And the front brake line. And teased some more wiring cabling for the clutch from the tied loom behind instruments. Think I might order some longer throttle cables from venhill now.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Does anybody buy new windscreen fasteners through ebay? Any seller to recommend? Would prefer to buy a whole set, complete with the rubber grommets.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    hi i bought a pack of ten grommets this year from (maggypies) is the sellers name on ebay £7.99

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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    thanks wayne
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Ordered the lengthened stainless lines in black from pirtek today. Thanks deadman. Might pick em up saturday. Throttle cables from venhill will be a bit longer. Its underway.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Quote Originally Posted by pbz1900 View Post
    Throttle cables from venhill will be a bit longer.
    Nice one p
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Thanks ades, i thought it was a nice piece of wording myself. Subtle, yet sophisticated.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    Finally finished today. My shoulder is about right to ride again. Had lots of things on this year and a really cold winter so didn't miss much riding.
    Haven't ridden it yet. Apex 4" risers seem about right for me from sitting on it. bars clear tank by about a thumb width.
    Every clearance is so bloody tight though, from clutch hose past apex fork mount, to throttle master cylinder to apex riser column, and master cylinders on the swing in past nose cowling.
    Although there is lots of adjustment with these bars you really have to be careful of all clearances before you commit.
    Narrowed the supplied bars down 2cms each side. No weights in yet, and no bar end bling yet.
    Had to do a dremel job on the screen. 2 beers gave me the courage to do that job. Used a straight burr dremel rod on a right angle adapter for the dremel. Followed my arc template and all sweet. While the nose cone was off I fixed a couple of cracks with permatex plastic weld and mesh. The cracks were caused by tie downs.
    Geez I hate pulling those bloody fairings on and off all the time. That's the one appeal of a street fighter for me.
    I have one of the original bars for height comparison in one of the pics.
    Hopefully now I can get an idea if I can live with the new comfort and ergonomics. If so, a rear shock rebuild might be next.

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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    How much longer on the throttle cables did you need? Would +2" from a carb model be enough?

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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    From memory I think I added 120mm (not sure) to the hydraulics allowing for full range of where bars could go. Will look up in my records. Was difficult to estimate this. Maybe I added the same on throttle cables. Venthill ones.
    This was an FI, don't know the difference to the carbed. Adeyren might be able to help you, he's the one who put me onto those bars.
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    Re: instaling apex 4" risers

    I had a look under the tank, how am I going to change the throttle cables?


 
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