I was initially impressed with the risers when they arrived. On removing the Triumph original parts it becomes clear though that they are constructed to a price, which is to be expected.
The base of the original risers are stepped whereas the Motone risers are flat. My only concern is that Triumph wouldn't bother producing 'stepped' bases if it weren't a practical feature as opposed to a cosmetic one.
The bolts that secure the risers have no shoulder, they are threaded for the entire length. I can only presume they are strong enough for the job. Incidentally, they are 9/16AF in my kit, not 15mm as in Stuart Fillingham's vid but the vid saved a lot of thinking time. I will replace these with Stainless items.
I didn't remove the cap head screws that secure the speedo binnacle. 3/8" drive sockets fitted nicely.
I put masking tape either side of the risers on the original bars as a guide for centralising the bars on the new risers.
There is a 2mm gap between the riser caps and the risers when tightened. Just make sure the gaps are equal when you tighten your screws.
Ride Position: I wasn't convinced that the risers would make that much difference - but they really do. At the mo, I really like the new position. I realise (being a bit of a shortarse) how much I have been using the bars for support.
Last edited by chezqui; 05-14-2019 at 03:56 PM.