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Old 30 Jan 2007
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Handle bar clamps/riser for 28mm fatbars/twinwalls ?

I want to ditch the cheap crap handlebars and risers on my XT600E.

Trouble is, no one seems to make compatible 28mm (1&1/8) risers to accomodate some nice renthal twinwalls or fat bars.

Iv got renthal 28mm on my CRF450 which look great but the centres dont fit the XT.

Can anyone help here ?

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Make them your self, just draw a sketch and take it to a machine shop or give to a friend that's a machinist. That's what I did to my V-Strom, worked perfect.

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Bar risers

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Make them your self, just draw a sketch and take it to a machine shop or give to a friend that's a machinist. That's what I did to my V-Strom, worked perfect.

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Hi, I'm in the same position in that I want to raise the bars a bit. What grade of aluminium did you use on the ones you had made?

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Risers

Don't know if this is of any help. A friend got a set of one inch risers for a Yamaha XT. They were from www.dirtly.com, but he purchased them through ebay for $34.95. He has 7/8" bars so there was no problem with the fit, but seeing the 28mm/1.1", obviously incompatible with the risers he purchased. You may want to check the said website, if you haven't already, to see if there are other risers compatible with your bars.

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Are these what you are after?
http://www.offroadbikestore.com/prod...asp?prod=PTUCK
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Dave,
I used 6061 bar stock to make the risers, and used the OEM cap. Another tip, the after market risers have a halfmoon made in them to fit where the OEM handlebars were placed. This isn't necessary, I left them off mine to save work or cut cost. On my trip to TDF, I rode to the Salar in Bolivia, these are some of the roughest rodes you'll ever exsperince, the risers never developed a crack!
BTW, make sure you leave a .030/.040 space between the cap and riser on the side nearest the rider. You need this for the cap to clamp on the handlebar.

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These will raise the height of the bar but i need clamps which will accomodate 28mm diameter bars
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Dave,
I used 6061 bar stock to make the risers, and used the OEM cap. Another tip, the after market risers have a halfmoon made in them to fit where the OEM handlebars were placed. This isn't necessary, I left them off mine to save work or cut cost. On my trip to TDF, I rode to the Salar in Bolivia, these are some of the roughest rodes you'll ever exsperince, the risers never developed a crack!
BTW, make sure you leave a .030/.040 space between the cap and riser on the side nearest the rider. You need this for the cap to clamp on the handlebar.

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Thanks for the info Harold,
I'll give it a go. I have an old bench lathe and I'm in the process of learning how to use it. Sounds like a great project to combine two of my favourite activities.
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These will raise the height of the bar but i need clamps which will accomodate 28mm diameter bars
They do fit 28mm! They are convertors for fitting 28mm bars onto 7/8" risers. The site is possibly a bit misleading as it loks like they are just bar risers on first reading.
I had a set of fat bars on a KX250 I had about 6yrs ago using this type of adaptor and they worked a treat. Never had an issue despite the 2 years of intensive crash testing I did on them . I think they were made by acerbis but it was a while ago so I could be mistaken.

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They do fit 28mm! They are convertors for fitting 28mm bars onto 7/8" risers. The site is possibly a bit misleading as it loks like they are just bar risers on first reading.
I had a set of fat bars on a KX250 I had about 6yrs ago using this type of adaptor and they worked a treat. Never had an issue despite the 2 years of intensive crash testing I did on them . I think they were made by acerbis but it was a while ago so I could be mistaken.

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I have just spoken to them, these do convert from 7/8" to 28mm (is that 1 1/8") as well as raise by 3/4"
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Can anyone tell me where i can source the adaptors..

Noboddy seems to sell them. iv been searching for hours..

The above links no longer work

I need to convert my 22mm to 28mm.

Are they usally a universal fit between manufacturers ??
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Hi Ted

This is what you are looking for: WIRTZ - Hard Parts

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OFF ROAD ONLY are the distributor in UK.

All their products are made in Argentina and exported world wide.
If you can’t find it there come to travel here in SA and you will.

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Cheers mate... they look really nice but sadly I couldnt get through to the distributer. Another forum showed me some other sites and I found what Im looking for.

I ended up ordering these ones from RACESPEC @ £22.95

http://www.racespec.co.uk/rs_shop_fi...tml&lang=en-gb



Listing under: Controls>Clamps on their website.

I also found ones by apico @ £28.25

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