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I am trying to install some Biltwell trio risers and their ZED bars. Any one have experience with installing these risers or any Biltwell risers? I am noticing the riser will not install flush to the triple tree as there is a sort of "riser nub" there. The nub is not the same width as the base of the risers. May just grind it down. possibly fashion some kind of collar. Any problems with that idea? I'm leaning towards grinding it down at the moment.

Also the risers are 1" and the bars 7/8" so I to order the spacer from Low Brow Customs.

I am getting a speedo relocation and ignition relocation from Webike.

Fingers crossed that the cable will be long enough! still waiting on some of the parts.
 

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How did this project turn out? What size is the triple tree that the riser is going into? I understand that the spacer allows the 7/8 bar to be used with the TOP of the 1" riser clamp, but does the riser fir into the trees for the Street ok?

I am in a similar situation and looking at getting some 1" risers plus the spacer for use with a 7/8 bar, but my concern is the fitting of the riser itself into the triple tree on the Street 750.

Let me know what you found and how you are making out. Pictures would also be a great help.

Thanks.



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Right now I am waiting on the parts to relocate the ignition and speedo. Fingers crossed they come in some-time this week. I ordered them from Webike so waiting to get the package from Japan to Cali. I haven't pulled off the risers yet to see what I got myself into but as I mentioned before the base of the riser is a completely different size than the small rise on the triple forks. Something else I am interested in finding out is if the bolt to hold the risers in place are going to fit into the new risers. This is my first time using parts not specifically intended for my application so it will be a learning experience.

I will be posting pictures of what I am doing to get this done as I go.


What risers are you looking into @usvet96?

https://www.biltwellinc.com/p205/buy/parts-amp-accessories/risers/trio/-trio-riser-black/
My intention has been to use these for their clean looks and added stiffness... But as I said we will see how it goes.

It is just unfortunate that the stock risers are so ugly with the part that wraps around the gauge! But then again then I wouldn't have a project to work on!
 

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@usvet96.

Bad news buddy. I just went out to the garage to see if the bolt would fit into the new risers... well it doesn't. It seems that I may not be able to fit a larger bolt through without drilling out a new, larger hole, in the triple tree.

I have some friends that sometimes have good ideas for situations like these, I'll have them take a look at it and see what we can come up with. I may wind up with a different set of risers (7/8") if I can find ones that have the look I'm going for.
 

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Yikes. That's terrible news. This seems like it's gonna be a **** nightmare lol; changing the stock bars.

I like the risers you picked out. They wouldn't work for what I want to do but I do like them. I want to do something like this on the Street with a new bar:

Street Slammer Bar-55985-10 | Handlebars | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store

Sadly though that ONLY works with a 1" bar and NOT a 7/8" bar like on the Street.

So...... I either install a big riser THEN add a drag bar with extended reach for the same look, or find that bar in a 7/8" fit (which to this point I have not been able to find; have found similar looks but not close enough and all "close matches" to me look terrible).

For risers, I have found this from drag that I like for the purpose and the rise:

HANDLEBAR RISER/TOP CLAMP KITS | Products | Drag Specialties® (using that 7/8" to 1" converter you identified)

Or this:

RISER 5 ROX PIVOT ELITE B | Products | Parts Unlimited®

This is 7/8" and would work with the drag bar made for the Street. So I may go this route.

I basically like the height of the bar ends now, maybe a little higher as that would bring your hands Uganda straighten your back for a better posture and a more relaxed feel, but with a straight across look without the "middle dropping down."

There is also a company from India that supposedly makes a 7/8" TBar as well that I am looking into; who knows lol.

That is where I'm at with his so I am really interested in following along with your mod as well. The only other option is to have a MC customization shop just make me a "custom made" TBar like I want but that would be a last resort.

At any rate thanks for the feedback and let's work together to get this sorted. By the way, there may also be an option on Webike from Japan for 7/8" bars made for European bikes.

Talk soon.



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I know that you have been on the Webike site but... Have you seen these from Easyriders?

EASYRIDERS : Rising Bar [0819]

Similar to the Street Slammer Bars (Which are EPIC BTW!) but looks like they my be a little straighter and taller than what you are looking for.

Just wanted to mention them incase you had missed them.

They are looking like a solid option for us.

Still waiting on some parts from Webike to relocate everything on the tree when they come in I will sit down in the garage and tear everything off and have a better understanding of where we stand.


I went to the dealer not to long ago asking about T-Bars for the Street and they said there were no options available. The part guy and the counter has a grand daughter with a Street and went through some things he had done to her bike. He fashioned a way to make it into a bagger which is pretty sweet, but said the front end of this bike was a nightmare, as we are running into, and he said just swap the whole thing for a Sporty front end haha. Guess I'm seeing why now.
 

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I was on the site and looking yeah, so confusing though because there is so MANY different things on the site to go through lol.

Thanks for the heads up. I'm gonna keep looking and keep emailing and keep calling places though because I really want to make this mod work for me on that bike lol.

Have you checked out Free Spirit for a different triple tree option:

Triple Trees : Harley Davidson Street triple trees kit

Look really nice with the new fork upgrade added.

What did you think of my riser options listed above?



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I have seen those options and that you listed above and they get the job done but don't have the look I'm going for. I'm trying to remove some clutter and I fell like that option of riser would just add to it. I have seen a picture somewhere where someone has put those type of risers of the street...

Found it. It was on the forum actually.
http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/107705-post10.html

The triple tree has a particular sized bolt that it will fit... I need to do more research into what bolt will fit through the existing triple tree and go from there.
 

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I have seen those options and that you listed above and they get the job done but don't have the look I'm going for. I'm trying to remove some clutter and I fell like that option of riser would just add to it. I have seen a picture somewhere where someone has put those type of risers of the street...

Found it. It was on the forum actually.
http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/107705-post10.html

The triple tree has a particular sized bolt that it will fit... I need to do more research into what bolt will fit through the existing triple tree and go from there.
Hey thanks for the photo.

Tell me EXACTLY what bolt size or thread or placement size you need and I will ask my dealership guy. I'll be there in a day or two. He can pull it up on the computer and we can look at the 3-D "explosion view" to get ALL the parts, pieces, and sizes for ANY part required.

Let me know and I will see what I can find for you.
 

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Oh, and funny thing is, THAT is the photo where I saw it used too. The guy that did that mod is the sister store in Miami where I bought my bike lol.

I am working with them, and my store, for some of the pieces they used in their mod that I like (front/rear lights, license plate relocation, etc.). But I just realized this morning that the saddle bags I want to use for the bike will not work with the license plate and rear light relocation so have to go another route.

The mod moves on lol.
 

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The risers I have accept a 1/2" bolt. 1/2-13.

Probably stop by the hardware store today to see if I can find one and get it through the triple tree.

Where are you at in FL? Used to live in Naples myself. In San Diego these days, make it back home every now and again.
 

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Hey buddy made some headway on the project. I got in the ignition relocation and speedo relocation from Easy Riders at Webike.

Easy Riders Ignition Relocation:

The installation was pretty easy once I found the ignition relocation instructions at Free Spirits.
http://www.freespirits.it/istruzioni/209020ing.pdf

The ignition kit I feel was missing two bolts that would hold the ignition itself to the provided bracket. The bolts from the bike were to long to hold it to the provided bracket snug so I wound up using the bolts from the original installation to the triple tree with some bungs I had to fill the space.

Also, the bolt proved to attach the bracket to the frame wound up stripping on me and I feel was a tad to short from the get go. I used a bolt I had laying around and made things work. I then used a zip tie to prevent the ignition from spinning attached to the frame.

Overall this kit does get the job done and is fairly cheap (if your don't counting shipping, which was about $34 dollars from japan, but was fast! about 5 days so no complaints). I don't think I would recommend this kit, but I haven't tried anything else. The Free Spirits kit may be better... Like I said though it did work but took to much "making it work" to justify the purchase. Making a bracket and installing it myself I feel would have been only a slight amount of more work.

I'd also like to point out that you do lose the wheel lock function when you relocate your ignition, obviously, if that were to be an issue to anyone.
 

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Easy Rider Speedometer Relocation:

The installation of this product was easy, possibly easier because I had the top of my triple tree off at the time doing the ignition. I did not take a picture of the kit itself, sorry guys and girls. But kit was the same as the other, Japanese instructions with 3 pictures, a plastic bag with some hardware etc.

This kit was only missing one washer which was easily substituted for one that I again had lying around.

The speedometer wiring goes through the hole in the bottom part of the stock risers, the part that "wraps" around the speedometer. I had to unplug the cables, no problem, and pull then through the hole.

I attached the provided bracket where it went using the provided hardware and everything fit exactly like it should. You do need to remove the plastic cover that sits over the plugs. Not a big deal 'cause I didn't like it anyway!

I had to reroute the wires to the speedometer which I did by pulling my tank about 5" back. There is a hole in the frame with some wiring going to the left side of the bike. I just ran the wires through there. You'll easily see it when you have the tank pulled back. Everything sits under the tank hidden from view.

Other than that the kit was very good in my opinion. Everything fit, nothing stripped and the instructions despite being in Japanese had very straight forward pictures.

I would recommend this kit if your like the location of the speedometer. I am a short rider (5'4") and do not have problems with my knees hitting it at its new location. I could however see someone of a taller stature maybe running into issues with this location. I don't think this mod would work well if you are running or are planning on running forward set controls... just my opinion.
 

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Back to the actual riser situation. I have grown a pair and am going to drill out a bigger hole to support the bolt needed for the new risers. I have read on some other forums that this is a valid option and the hole size is not much wider than what is already there. Going to a couple buddies house to get their take but pretty sure that this will be happening today!
 

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Thanks for the detailed information. The ignition relocation looks awesome and so does the speedo too.

I will probably do the ignition at some point as I dig the look.

U will have to keep me posted on the riser situation and how the drilling goes. Unable to find what I wanted as well, I decided to purchase the set of 5" Rox I mentioned. With this, I will now find an extended reach drag bar I like to "closely resemble" the look and feel,of the original mod intended. I have purchased the risers and am still looking for the bar. When I find one I will update you with what I got and provide pics how it's all gonna look when completed.

It may be a week or two as I have a surgery planned for Tuesday but as soon as I can I'm gonna be working on the bike again. I'm gonna have about 4 mods all with parts in-house that will need to be completed lol.



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So dropping something on the existing triple tree is a total possibility with some work! I completed the mod today! As long as your risers/bars are 3 1/2" inch apart you can make it work.

Here's the finished product with my lady in the background looking like "This is what you've been doing all day... I still don't see it..."


I'll post a more in depth how to tomorrow!
 

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So dropping something on the existing triple tree is a total possibility with some work! I completed the mod today! As long as your risers/bars are 3 1/2" inch apart you can make it work.

Here's the finished product with my lady in the background looking like "This is what you've been doing all day... I still don't see it..."


I'll post a more in depth how to tomorrow!
Looks good friend. Glad it all came out okay. Really cleans up that area of the bike and changes the look completely.

The "other half" never realize what actually GOES INTO making the bike, well a bike lol, and never understand the time constraints and demands/challenges we face when working on them lol. That will never change I'm afraid.

I'm afraid the work mods today will have to wait a few hours. With weather like this it's time to ride.... (Well tried to upload a picture; at any rate its 70 and sunny blue skies in beautiful MIA. And not a sole out as its only 9 AM on a Sunday ;)

Talk soon!



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That's Great weather for sure in FL! hopefully the humidity isn't too bad that is what always killed me out there. Take a shower and you dripping sweat as soon as you're outside!

Alright so to the how I did it.

The main thing is I guess all of the different sizes of things. So:

The holes for the bolts that hold the riser or bars to it are set at 3 1/2" apart.

The risers I chose are drilled to accept 1/2-13 which are a pretty standard size bolt you can get from the hardware store or where ever.

The bars on the street are 7/8" and from my looking and finding nothing suited "the look" I was going for in that size. There is a TON of awesome 1" parts though so the decision to do this mod was born.

So I needed 1" risers and an adapter for the bars so they would fit the risers. I also need to move everything from on top of the tree (speedometer and ignition).

After everything was relocated here is what I did:

Remove the triple tree top:
 

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