I'm still searching for a solution to make my F3 work
I'm wondering if anyone has found a kit or creative way to rise the bars/bring them back more than a couple of inches (I happen to own an F3)? I purchased a convertibars kit which brought my bars up and back about an inch but the fairing required a little modification. I'm pretty much limited by the fairing at this point unless I invest in a remote master cylinder. Even then it will only make a difference of perhaps another 1/2 " or so. I love this bike but I must solve this wrist pressure problem or I'll have to get rid of it. These are the kits that I've found.
LSL Handlebar risers (don’t know how much rise) requires windsheild and fairing modifications
Convertibars (about 1" up and 1" back)
Genmar 3/4" up
Helibars no longer listed on site
another riser manufacturer is Cycle Cat but they don’t produce a riser for the F3
If you know of other solutions (not necessarily F3) could you please post them. I know that if I take a chain saw and knock 3" off the top of the fairing/windshield I will have lots of movement.
Another option is to forego clipons and install dirtbike style (or Z1000 I guess) handlebar.
You might've missed it in the other thread, but check out this picture: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/photopos...cat=all&page=1
BiB was feeling the strain on his lower back, so he got rid of the clipons, and installed a bar. Atomlowe did it as well on his g1k after a crash he had a few years back. I've sat on it, and it's much more comfortable than stock.
Convertibars will do way more than the 1” you talk about if you get the extended lines kit and make sure you have the longer Convertibars (they come in different lengths / heights if you did not already know). There is no way to get around the fact that higher bars will bang in to the fairing and will need to be modified. I have the longer Convertibars and the extended line kit and you can get huge changes in height & sweep back.
The handing characteristics of the bike will change because you will now have a more rearward weight bias than prior.
The convertibars have lots of movement and I'd be more than happy to buy whatever length of lines I need however I would have to cut off 3" of the fairing and windsheild to take advanatage of it. The fairing/windshields on the CBR family tend to extend further back creating a 'pocket' of movement that limits the range of possible travel. While it would be easy enough to pull the bars up, as soon as you turn a corner they would hit the fairing/windsheild. Other bikes don't have that problem as the windsheilds don't curve over the instruments as much... the gsxr 1000 for one is a bike that has lots of movement possible. Unfortunately I don't own one but it's beginning to look a lot like I might just have to justify getting one! ............ oh honey my wrist hurts can I get a new bike?
I’m in a similar boat with the VFR and my wrists but I would guess the VFR even with the stock windshield allows for more movement than your bike.
Routing the stock windshield or routing a higher after-market windshield or getting a higher enough after market-windshield is probably the way I’m going. There are so few bikes with ABS that there is little to trade to.
Last edited by Chumly; 10-18-2005 at 04:51 PM.