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post #1 of 5 Old 10-12-2015, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all, just got my street 500 and loving it. I love cruisers and being in Australia and on a restricted licence am thrilled to be in the saddle of a HD. I was wondering what the maximum riser bar height people have gone without having to change over the cabling?

I have made some basic modifications like taking off the front faring and fork boots, as I prefer the naked bike look. I am waiting on the firebrand muffler also to make the baby really purr.
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Hey mate congrats on getting your new ride. Regarding the bars, I've gone the over way round and gone for lower profile bars so cable length wasn't a concern for me. I know you can get reduced reach handlebars for the Street without having to lengthen any cables, except the clutch cable which needs to be replaced with one that is about 2 inches longer. So the dimensions of those reduced reach bars would be a good starting point to judge how high you can go.

You could also inspect the each individual cable yourself and assess how much slack each has and make an assessment on that. Obviously the the cable with the least slack (besides the clutch cable) will be your limiting factor.

On a separate note, you mentioned you removed the fork boots ...... did you simply cut/slice these off ? .... or did you remove the forks from the head stem and slide them off ??
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7" rise, you might get get away with 8 if you route the cables towards you rather than on the outside of the forks as they are now.clutch cable is the troublemaker of the bunch
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On a separate note, you mentioned you removed the fork boots ...... did you simply cut/slice these off ? .... or did you remove the forks from the head stem and slide them off ??[/QUOTE]

Cheers for the tips, as for the fork boots I removed the forks from the head stem and slid them off, wasn't a hard job to do and I enjoy doing as much as I can do myself. I didn't want to cut them
A) just in case I preferred them on
B) I don't trust myself with sharp things around the matte black finish haha
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I proudly cut those ugly gators off my bike
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