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Has anyone out there in Burgyland converted there stock bars to raised handlebars? Do they make them for scooters? I think I would be better off with them for my future 400 as not only are my legs short but also my arms. If so do you have a web site so that I can see them?
 

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Perhaps I was using the wrong terminology. When I said raised handlebars I meant brought closer to the rider (short reach arms) not higher. Has anyone seen this anywhere?
 

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Evelyn,

GenMar Mfg is a specialist in this area. I had GenMar risers on my Kawasaki Concours and they were great.

They do not currently make risers specifically for scooters. However, one of their "Universal Risers" for 7/8" bars should work. They have one that brings the handlebar 1" up and 1 3/8" back. If you go much further than that, you might run into a problem with various cables being too short.

GenMar products are very nicely machined - they look good. A problem with the scooters though, is that you would quite likely need to remove that black plastic handlebar cover - and leave it off. Functionally, that isn't a problem, but cosmetically it might bother you.

That is about the best direction I can point you in though. They've be doing this for years, and are very well regarded.

http://www.zianet.com/GenMar/
 

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Mine are same as genmar risers,I made mine 1in high, but it was streatching cables, so I had to only go 3/4in high. The ones that move them back would not work, not enough free cable. The idea of raising them is so you can tip them back and get them closer to you. Cover would still work when they are raised. Hope this helps. Wayne
 

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Evelyn wrote
I think I would be better off with them for my future 400 as not only are my legs short but also my arms. If so do you have a web site so that I can see them?
While there are a few ways to go, you may also feel the seat needs replacement ( as many of us have)
and if you go with a Corbin , they make a "short" seat that should take care of your problem.
What you save on not modifying the handlebars, + resale value of the seat -if you ever sell-
It's something to conceder. :)
 

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Raised handlebars

When I called Corbin, they told me the custom seat height was 27". Is that higher than stock? My plan is to buy the Corbin close seat and maybe after I talk to GenMar the risers for the B 400. Do you think I am going down the wrong path?
 

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I think the seat height is about the same. But you side further back on the Corbin.
 

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billmeek said:
I think the seat height is about the same. But you side further back on the Corbin.
I don't think you are further back on the "close" seat, which is what I believe she is looking at. You are probably further forward.

For the standard Corbin, you would be correct.
 

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I don't think Corbin offers a 'close' seat for the 400 yet. It's only available for the 650 as far as I know. You could probably get them to make you one custom I guess.
 

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Bill,

You could be right. Come to think of it I haven't heard of anyone getting one yet. It would be worth asking about though. The "close" seat for the 650 came to be due to one of our members requesting it.
 

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I did check the Corbin site and there is not a listing for a close 400 seat. Wouldn't stop them from building one if asked.
 

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seatec said:
I was half right :p
You're one of those "The glass is half full" people aren't you Wayne? Me ... I'm looking for the joker that drank the first half outta MY glass. :?
 

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Evelyn, I had a set of set backs on my 400. They had about the same height and set back as the GenMar units. The cables, brake lines, and electrical wires reached, but took a little adjustment. On the 400, you will have to remove the lower plastic HB cover. The top piece of plastic can be used with a slight modification.
 

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Hi Evelyn,

I'm 5'1" and had the dealer lower the handlebars about an inch. With the seat in the middle position, it's perfect. No shoulder and back strain.

Enjoy the ride,

Bryna
 
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