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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for some handlebar options for a 2006 1800 C. Initially I was looking for risers but I think handlebars would be a better option. I'm about 5"9 so sometimes making tight turns is quite difficult as I have to lean my body forward to continuously have a good grip and control. I'm wondering what options are out there to bring them a little bit closer without having to change the cables / wires. I'm not so good with measurements so if anyone has any images or specific suggestions with model numbers I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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Most C owners have gone the way of getting 6 inch pullback risers to help with this. Aeromach and Rivco made them although the Rivco is getting harder to find. Before you ask, Yes, that added 2 inches is a tremendous help. Also, swapping risers is a lot easier than swapping bars
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Here is a list of bars and riser measurements
http://www.sideroadcycles.com/Import...ckBarsOne.html

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I'm 5'5". I had to put both 6" risers and the VTX1800 R handlebar on mine. I'd still prefer a little more pull back, but this will have to do for now.
In order to pull this off, I had to get 6" longer throttle cables and the longer Valkyrie clutch line, but I don't recall, nor did I make note of, the part number. Sorry.
I believe you may be able to make do with just replacing the C handlebar with the R bar. You have to reroute the throttle cable from the left side of the frame to the right side.
The R bar, IMO, also adds a needed 'cruiser' look to the C model.
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Did the pull back risers on my 03 1800 C. One of the best mods to date. Wish I had done sooner...
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Did the pull back risers on my 03 1800 C. One of the best mods to date. Wish I had done sooner...


(Though I couldn't find any good risers so I made my own "riser risers" for a 2-inch pullback. Happy as a clam. No more back pain while riding.)
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I'm 5'10" and I went with a 1" riser and 14" adjustable bars on a metric to American riser block and a cable kit from mean cycles, my vtx1800 is so much more comfortable, my back nolonger cramps up on longer rides and I feel like I have better control when cornering
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