8 Degree FBF Risers

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Just rode 300+ miles this weekend on my new F4 1+1. I had the 8 degree risers put on to relieve some of the wrist bend for some more comfort. Still felt I was a bit extreme. Laying out over the tank at speed felt more comfortable, but tough to maintain on an extended ride. Overall, the ergo's seem to place a lot of weight on the hands and wrists. Comments?

-- Larry Nipon (vze277jp@verizon.net), June 02, 2002


I've been looking at my bike wondering how they get away with doing anything with the bars because there's not much clearance anywhere. I wouldn't install them anyway because the riding position on this bike is probably very important to it's overall balance. However, I concluded that any rise you could get out of it probably wouldn't be worth it anyway.

My answer? Do push-ups. I'm doing about 100 or so a night now. I can't believe how much more committed the riding position is compared to my R1. I rode that a lot so I figured that I'd be fine with the MV but that's not the case... The push-ups are helping quite a bit. This damn computer job of mine doesn't help at all though...

-- Andy Ruhl (quadreverb@yahoo.com), June 02, 2002.

Sure, you could do push ups for upper body strenght like Andy says. Sure, you could do sit ups and leg lifts for lower back strength.

However, I find developing a beer belly that rests on the gas tanks works just as well for providing support for the lower back and taking pressure of the wrist. Beer bellies. They're not just for Harley Riders. :)

-- Allan Gibbs (Agibbs996@aol.com), June 03, 2002.

Well if you were looking for comfort, why bother buying this type of bike? Just my 2 cents. Yes they are harsh, but then again, you pay the price for such a beauty. I've noticed, with highway rides, it bothers you more. But with local hilly and windy roads, I don't seem to feel it as much.

-- Joel P (jxp5074@hotmail.com), June 05, 2002.

Had Mv Nearly A Year Done 2600 Miles.Been To Assen Nurembergring And Le Mans. Yes You Do Have To Be Quite Fit To Ride It Without Getting Any Aches And Pains. But It Is Better The Faster You Go.

-- Steve Howe (Steve_howe001@msn.com), July 01, 2002.

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