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Re: Raise the front of 94 CBR900RR; can't find bar risers
The top of the fork tubes should be flush with the top of the triple clamp. It sounds like the previous owner raised the forks in the triple to try and speed up steering. Putting a 17" front will help a bit, depending on the tire you choose. I put a 17" on mine, and had no complaints with handling or comfort, so in order to keep the geometry the same as the stock 16"(with a 130/70), I went with a 120/65-17" tire ( a 120/70-17" will raise the front about 1/4 inch). I noticed almost no difference in handling. My bike still is very responsive, and maybe a little more stable at speed. But now I don't have to special order a 16" tire.
DO NOT drop the forks into the triple and then insert a bar to extend above the triple so that you could mount the clip ons above the triple clamp. You will not get enough surface area or clamping force on the bar by the triple, and it could twist out during some hard cornering/transitions when you really have to heave on the bars.
Last edited by Skater!; 10-29-2008 at 9:22 PM.