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#137290 - 07/04/17 04:18 PM PowerMadd Handlebar Riser
jerrymc Offline
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Registered: 07/02/17
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Loc: SC
I have a 1997 XT225 and would like to raise my handlebars. I'm looking at the risers on this page:
PowerRiser 475
If I go with the 3" riser I'm thinking I'll need longer cables but if I get the 2" will they be needed? If so I want the 3" because I want as much rise as possible at the cheapest cost. Advice welcome, TIA

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#137301 - 07/05/17 02:30 PM Re: PowerMadd Handlebar Riser [Re: jerrymc]
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I'd suspect you may need longer cables even with the 2" riser. I got bars that are about 1" taller and a touch wider and the stock lines barely fit. I replaced the brake line with steel branded line anyway, but had to re-route some of the wiring to get it to fit.
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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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#137308 - 07/05/17 10:20 PM Re: PowerMadd Handlebar Riser [Re: jerrymc]
jerrymc Offline
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I'm going with the 3" riser then. Thanks for the info peejman

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#137833 - 08/09/17 11:35 AM Re: PowerMadd Handlebar Riser [Re: jerrymc]
FahrenheitFarmer Offline
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Registered: 05/26/17
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Loc: Louisville, KY, US
Peej, do you happen to know what length you went with when you switched over to steel braided? I've got some bar risers I want to install because my Pro Taper CR Highs aren't enough, but I could already feel how tight my lines became. Additionally, the stainless lines deal with expansion better and may dissipate some of the squishiness I get up front after hard usage.
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#137834 - 08/09/17 12:26 PM Re: PowerMadd Handlebar Riser [Re: jerrymc]
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I think mine was 43" or 44" and it's plenty long.

I measured wrong the first time and got a 38", which was too short. Thankfully my local shop is great and let me trade up for the longer line.

And yes, you'll notice much less squishyness. Bleeding the new line is easy but slow. Bleed it as best you can at the caliper and both banjo bolts when you install it. Then let it sit at least overnight and bleed it again.


Edited by peejman (08/09/17 12:29 PM)
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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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