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Old 10-07-2010, 03:55 PM
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Hi I am looking at purchasing an F4i in the spring. I was wondering if any of you have raised the bars and how much you can go before running into cable length and fairing/windscreen issues?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Rob
 
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:12 PM
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the stockers cant be raised. Some have installed aftermarket risers or upper triples. I suggest if bar height is a big issue that you look into buying a VFR or similar type bike instead of a CBR!
 
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I didn't even know you could do that - the F4i is a pretty mild seat stance anyways. I would probably do as Playful suggested and look into different bikes.
 
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:36 PM
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The stockers end up pretty much at the top of the fork and there's nowhere you can really adjust them. You can get risers or helibars or convertibars (adjustable). I think you can probably get an inch up and an inch back with stock lines and with new brake lines or an extension, like 3 up and 1 back. You can get more of course with more modification but the large fairing/screen is also an issue.

I was considering the convertibars at first for long trips, since I was coming from a naked/sport touring bike with a pretty upright position... but in the end I just had to get used to the new position (probably took longer to get used to than someone who starts on a sportbike). The trick is to change positions every once in a while and be super light on the hands. Move around every once in a while. When I get tired of really tucking in, I'll get right up on the tank for a while and that position ends up being pretty upright.

I remember with my old bike I had to tug on the handlebars hard to get the bike to lean, on this bike I barely touch them...so sporting or touring it's all about body position.
 
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:21 PM
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I was considering these but I just cant pull the trigger for over a sawbuck..

http://www.zianet.com/genmar/h120.html
 
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:38 PM
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Thanks everyone!

Well I really want a Triumph Street Triple R. However, it's out of my price range at this point and there are some great deals on the F4i.
It's not a major issue, I'd just really like to do some distance and be comfortable while doing it.
 
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:58 PM
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When I first got my bike I had aches and pains all over but mainly my upper neck. Being 45 its just like that Over the ensuing months I have found that most of my pain while riding has subsided drastically. I went through a full tank with no issues at all then turned around and came home, all in all over 4 hours virtually pain free and I didnt have the Rocket Pillow on the tank. Basically Im saying that over time the bike becomes more comfortable naturally
 
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