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Hi all, I'm looking to raise the bars on my 2000 929 fireblade so looking for top yoke with risers that will take flat bars, or raised clamp on's maybe
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Re: Top yoke

You can get raised clip ons also.

This is my motorcycle there others like it, but this one is mine
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I did wonder about riser clamps but wasn't sure if would be up enough to help with the sore wrists??
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Re: Top yoke

They can help, but are they sore from the weight resting on them? If so, have you tried squeezing the tank with your knees and supporting most of your weight with your back?
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I think it's from leaning trying different things, it seems to be worse at low speeds, I will try squeezing the tank to see how that helps
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Re: Top yoke

Had the same intension years ago. Just drilled holes in top yoke for risers. Even little pieces under the faring.Used a flat bar like for years on the old CB750. But frankly speaking it is not a proper riding position for a Blade using a rised bar! But a narrow bars. Instead moved the leavers to sit on the "inside" of fork stanchions. Lengsening the existing bars inwards by drilling a hole for a 8mm unbraco bolt. Getting shorter leaver in the deal too! And a bit more bite in brakes but of cause my Blade is a ´96 with not too much brake force. Moved the twist grip and left grip as close as possible to the stanchions. As they are a little slanting they feels a little higher. Again I felt to be in the Blade not just on it!
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I did contemplate drill top yoke and fitting a flat bar but thought of didn't work would then need a new top yoke, I also wondered if it's because the seat is pretty firm and pushes rider against the tank might not be helping as find in bracing myself against it which is definitely not helping me wrists, have been looking at wrist support braces for trials bikes and wondered if would help.
It's maybe I'm getting to old for sports bikes!!?
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Re: Top yoke

Can´t be too old as long as you like to ride your Blade.
No personal offence intended, but might you be too heavy for your wrists.
Have you forgot to do say 35 arm lifts every morning you roll out of bed for the past 50 years?
Probabely my ´96 top yoke does not fit your 929? Or you could have it.
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Re: Top yoke

Wider bars can make a difference instead of raising them. Most of the TT riders use a wider clip-on as it helps comfort. I agree that the seat and tank position doesn't really work with higher bars as it thrusts your knackers into the tank even more. Height also makes a difference, if you are a taller rider the Blade is a bit cramped, I'm only 5'8" but my 6'6" ZX9-R riding mate could believe how cramped and tiny my 1994 Blade was, the Kawasaki is a much taller and upright bike.
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