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    What is the best handlebar riser that requires no additional cables or brake lines and the very minimal adjustment to the wiring
    I think that 20 mm would be high enough
    If there is someone with a set that works as above I would be interested
    Thanks

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    I had a Rox riser. 1 1/2" I think. I had to loosen one cable guide and finagle the right side around the handle bar. Not difficult. i followed the instructions i found by some Swedish guy, I think. That was back on '09 so you'll have to search for an early posting.

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    I have the SW motech 20mm risers. They work great and required no modifications
    08' F800ST- side panniers & Shad SH45 top case, Russell Day Long seat, MRA Vario Windscreen, SW Motech crash bars, ZTechnik exhaust, PC-8 fuseblock, Stebel Nautilus horn, Throttlemeister throttle lock, SW Motech handlebar risers, LED fog lights, highway pegs 

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccramerusc View Post
    I have the SW motech 20mm risers. They work great and required no modifications
    Hi do you have the part number for the SW Motech 20 mm risers
    I did not want to get involved with the brake line and/or bleeding the brakes as I have ABS - or rerouting cables
    Do you have aF800ST
    Did the risers make a big difference to your riding comfort i.e. you were not leaning as forward as much and it took some pressure off the wrists
    My ST has been factory lowered and for that reason has no center stand. I was thinking of installing a foot peg lowering kit but am not sure if this is a good idea , may cause problems when cornering
    Thanks, Jim

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    A quick Google search will show you dozens of places to order them. Yes, I have an ST. Yes, they made a difference. I have an extra tall custom seat, so I needed all the help I could get. They are a 5 min bolt on job. Now I sit up tall like a GS.
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    you can order the risers from twisted throttle.ca they are in canada, free shipping and great service
    p.s. order a hi-flo oil filter at the same time (they combine so also free shipping). you can never have enough oil filters. ha!ha!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15cherries View Post
    you can order the risers from twisted throttle.ca they are in canada, free shipping and great service
    p.s. order a hi-flo oil filter at the same time (they combine so also free shipping). you can never have enough oil filters. ha!ha!.
    Checked with them and unfortunately the risers are out of stock at the moment
    Will also be doing a oil change before putting it to sleep for the winter
    Thinking of using Motul 5100 15W50 oil
    Have you used the Hiflofiltro HF165 oil filter on your F800St and did you have any problems regarding fit etc.
    Don't mind buying the original BMW oil filter but not close to any BMW dealer
    Thanks

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    I have used the HF164 oil filter before, but my last few oil changes were with K&N's KN-164. 15W50 oil is pretty heavy for this bike. I do a lot of cold weather riding, so I would think that it would have trouble starting after sitting in freezing temps with 50 weight oil. I've always run 10W40 as the manual indicates. I run syntheic oil and have tried several brands, but typically use Mobil 1 because it is relatively cheap.
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    You won't be starting with 50 weight you would be starting with 15 weight should not be a problem.

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    if you are talking oils now I have a lot of experience in this area as I am a maintenance tech and deal with lubricants every day. I also own a klr 650 which is probably the hardest engine on oil on the planet! I run Rotella T6 synthetic in everything I own, it has the highest shear and a wide viscosity range, it also comes on sale at Canadian tire often, the best all around oil in my opinion.

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    Call Admin! The Oilthread Morphing Virus has struck again!!

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    I use the Helibars risers. No big issues with wiring or cables, you do need mirror extenders and a taller screen though.

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    Do risers affect handling at all?

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    I didn't feel comfortable leaning forward so to my mind the handling was improved with bar risers. If you are okay with the forward lean, you may not agree.

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    if you are talking oils now I have a lot of experience in this area as I am a maintenance tech and deal with lubricants every day. I also own a klr 650 which is probably the hardest engine on oil on the planet! I run Rotella T6 synthetic in everything I own, it has the highest shear and a wide viscosity range, it also comes on sale at Canadian tire often, the best all around oil in my opinion.

    I was under the impression that full synth oil was to be avoided with wet clutches.

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    The current trend is getting rid of the risers and keeping your body position lower. Bend your knees and lean forward some - its a motorcycle! According to Chris Birch risers were never needed - just a product marketing success.

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    Just installed a set of helirisers today very straight forward just follow the instructions all cables and break lines work as they should no need foe extensions or new break lines. I blead my brakes at the same time so no need to worry about break fluid, I have ABS and bleeding the breaks is a snap takes less than ten minutes with a vacume pump. I got the pump at princess auto for 30 bucks.

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    handling, nah; but it will kind of change how you handle the bike. Like, my face is closer to my hand when i'm hanging off the bike; and my elbow is bit higher from the ground when i'm hanging off. It's worth it if you ask me. I ride one handed most of the time and sitting up, unless i'm in the canyons or something.

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    On a tangent, simple parts like that are able to be 3D printed.

    I've just had some mirror extenders printed after reading a thread on that on here. Works a treat. You can download the file, send it to a printer, and voila, there's your item.

    You just need to find someone who has a set that you can have 3D scanned, then print.

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    A 20mm rise was perfect for me, made a big difference indeed, and no change of cables or lines needed.
    Made my own, details here: https://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...de-Some-Risers

    And 3D printing for these? Don't even think about it
    Absolutely fine for mirror extenders or non structural parts (although UV & bio-stability is still an issue), but dangerous and unstable for an application such as this.

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    I'm extremely happy with these handlebar-risers https://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.c...ar-Risers.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by the wombat View Post
    I use the Helibars risers. No big issues with wiring or cables, you do need mirror extenders and a taller screen though.
    I've been in touch with Helibars and they stopped producing the Helibar for the F800ST (mine is the 2010). Any options you've discovered for raising and moving the bars back?

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    Rox pivot risers allow you to go up, back or any point between.
    The come in different 'extensions'.
    Knock offs are available too.
    '08 F800ST Low 

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    Quote Originally Posted by the wombat View Post
    I use the Helibars risers. No big issues with wiring or cables, you do need mirror extenders and a taller screen though.
    +1 for Helibars. Sit you much more upright.

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    Wow, they stopped making Helibars for the 800ST? I got mine on Ebay, you can probably still find them there. They work great.

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