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HeliBars’ mission is to keep you in the saddle longer by reducing bar reach, improving ergonomics and increasing comfort. Designed by fellow riders, HeliBars handlebars and risers are crafted right here in the US and are a perfect solution for those looking to adjust the ergonomics of their ride without sacrificing looks or quality. So whether you’re an in-town commuter or a long distance hauler, HeliBars are the no-nonsense approach to rider comfort.
HeliBars Risers for the Yamaha FJR 1300 mount directly under your stock handlebars and offers 3 adjustable locations. Whether you want a sport bike feel or the ultimate tour performance machine you will find your ideal "Comfort Zone." Kit includes a hydraulic line extension to lengthen your brake line. All other lines remain stock. Riser is pre-drilled to accept a Ram Ball or other after market device (hole is 3/8" x 16 thread pitch.) Easy installation, in under 1.5 hours.
Most forward location:
1" taller than stock
1 1/2" rearward
3" wider than stock at 28 1/2" - greatly improves rider leverage
Made quite a difference in the riding position.
The stock FJR 1300 puts me in a way too aggressive position for touring. I tried 1-3/8 risers but I was still putting too much pressure on my wrists and the handlebar angle was too narrow.
The Helibars helped a lot. I'm riding more upright though I would like a wider angle still. I haven't tried the middle position yet though I've been on a 3 hour ride. The narrowness and setback interferes with my Givi top bag - when parking or slow speed turns the bag sets off the flashers on one side and the horn on the other. I have to take the bag off to lock the bike.
The installation isn't bad, though routing the cables is difficult as another has said. Even so, in the further most rearward position the cables are quite tight which concerns me a little. But to improve that the way it should be would require custom cables and that's further than I want to go.
All in all, the improvement in the riding position was worth the money and the time. It took me about two hours to do the installation and I'm pretty handy.
I suggest using the instructions on the Helibar web site as the pictures are much easier to make out than the printed version they send you.
April 13, 2015
Worth every penny
I got this riser to relieve pressure on my elbows,wrists, and hands. My hands would tingle after an hour or so even when thigh gripping the tank and installing foam grip covers.
I cannot comment on the ease of install as I had it done at the local Yamaha dealer. The tech was happy to have detailed pictures of each step and the install took just under 2 hours and cost $130.
There are no "set" positions as the description states. There is a semicircular cutout in the riser that you rotate the bars on. I have tried the bars at three different placements and found the most comfortable to be in the middle. The most forward placement put pressure on my elbows as only the height is increased. At the most rearward placement the bike seemed awkward at low speeds. Changing placement of the bars takes 5 minutes tops.
April 8, 2015
Installed FJR Helibars today - RECOMMEND
Just installed HeliBars Riser on my 2010 FJR and then took about an hour's worth of ride. Substantial difference in posture! I was always somewhere in between leaning forward or back and that lead to a 'tentative' riding experience when it comes to feeling in control from a forward leaning sport bike posture to the inability to sit fully back and relax for a touring posture.
Did a whole bunch of research and landed on the HeliBars. Ordered from RevZilla, got some dough off the price due to my RevZilla points, free shipping and they were here in about four days including a weekend.
Installation was not necessarily the 1.5 hours HeliBars sometimes advertises (keep in mind I am not an avid modder). However including some socializing and making an afternoon of it, my brother and I started at 2pm and I was test riding by 430pm. The toughest part for me was rerouting the throttle cables and hooking them back up (not a lot of room for hands down in there).
On the post-install ride, I was completely upright in the seat, felt more in control and my hand and arm positions were much more comfortable. The difference in steering took about 3 miles to get used to. Looking forward to a longer solo ride and also one with a passenger to see the full benefits.
Nice product from HeliBars, nice service from RevZilla.
February 7, 2015
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