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Instruments

Most motorcycle speedometers consistently read about 7% high. These can fix that.
 


Speedometer recalibration - the Yellow Box, $100 from Black Robotics.
 


Speedometer recalibration, $90 from Dakota Digital.
 


Speedometer recalibration, $80 from Cal Sport Bike.
 


Indiglow replacement instrument faces, about $70 fromStreet Racer Parts.



Handlebars

If you have "normal" handlebars, you can raise them easily. Just get another set of stock top brackets and four longer bolts. Put the extra top brackets under the handlebars, raising your bars about 3/4" for about $20. If you also want to move the handlebars forwards or backwards, use the kits below.
 


Advanced Motorcycle Products Handlebar Risers. $55. Retains stock handlebars, cables and wiring. Moves handlebars 1¼" and forwards or backwards 5/8" or 1".
 


Helibars Handlebar Risers. $220. Retains stock handlebars, cables and wiring. Moves handlebars 1" up and changes the separation and angle to achieve 2" pullback.
 


Genmar Handlebar Risers. $130. 1" rise, no pullback. Pictures by Scoot Benson.
 


SW-Motech Handlebar Riser kit. $45 for Suzuki and Kawasaki.
 


SW-Motech Handlebar Crossbar. $20.



Instructions for adjusting handlebars and controls

Your bike was shipped from the factory with the handlebars detached, and your dealer assembled them. Not necessarily correctly. We have to check alignment on everything. This alignment will be done to fit the bike to you, not the windshield.

  1. First adjust your handlebars if necessary (this doesn't count if you have two separate handle bars bolted to the bike, these instructions are for traditional tube handlebars). Make sure the rising portion of the bars is angled back slightly relatively to the fork tubes. See pictures below.


  2. Adjust your clutch and brake levers. Loosen the screws that hold the clutch lever to the handlebars. Sit on your bike with your normal riding posture. Extend your fingers on your left hand so that they are comfortably straight out, following the line of your hand and forearm. Rotate the clutch lever about the handlebars until it is just barely touching your fingers. Now tighten it up. Same thing for the front brake lever.


  3. Adjust your mirrors. Rotate the mirrors until they are in the center of their adjustment range. Then loosen the mirror stalks, and move the mirror stalks until the mirrors are roughly in the correct position. Then tighten the mirror stalks and do the final minor adjustment on the mirrors.


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