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I was wondering how to put a riser on my 97' formula sl, I went to my dealer and they said that they have to take the steering colum apart and that it would take about 3 hours.
is this true er what
 

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Easy job. No three hours. Depends on how high you want to go. You can get them from "www.highperf.com" for your sled. It fits under handle bar.:D  
 

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The only trouble ou might have is that you have to get longer cables for throttle and brake. Otherwise they are easy to put in yourself. Do not pay 3 hours labour for that job.
 

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I put a one inch riser on my 98 fz 670 with no cable problems. $13.95 at dennis kirk. also if you have the dennis kirk catalog look at the Z120 it has a HPE sticker on it!!
 

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A lot of us highly recommend idooski's risers. Very easy to put on. ! and look good ! any size you could want as well.

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WOW! Digging up old bones there 98summitmod. LOL

I never noticed the date on the original post and as I scrolled down I thought Rocketman is back.
Haven't seen him on here in a long time.

Here's a pic of a 6" set of Idooski's risers.
I just love them. Wish I would have bought the 7" though.
I'm only 5' 9".

Jeff
 

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Funny story on installing risers. This guy I know ( we won't mention any names ) was installing a 6 inch riser on his bars, on his summit. And when he was done, or what he thought, he fire's it up and it takes off out the driveway, across the street and into the side of a neighbors house. All fixable damage to the house so it was really funny.

So ya, make sure your throttle cable is right when you're doing risers on your bars.
 

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Funny story on installing risers. This guy I know ( we won't mention any names ) was installing a 6 inch riser on his bars, on his summit. And when he was done, or what he thought, he fire's it up and it takes off out the driveway, across the street and into the side of a neighbors house. All fixable damage to the house so it was really funny.

So ya, make sure your throttle cable is right when you're doing risers on your bars.
Good point!
 

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heres my question about riser blocks...let me start off by saying that i know absolutely nothing about fixing sleds beyond the very basics (and i mean basics) i have been riding for 17 years but have always just brought my sleds to the shop to be serviced or have been lucky enough to have my extremely handy father to fix things. i really want to put a riser on my sled so that when i stand up to ride (im 6'1) i dont have to kill my knees so much. I'm not looking for anything extreme (as i spend probably less than 1/4 of my time standing) so would i only need like a 2" riser? I also don't want the thing to be an eyesore, trailblazer that chrome looks good, where did u get it? How difficult are these things to install?
 

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heres my question about riser blocks...let me start off by saying that i know absolutely nothing about fixing sleds beyond the very basics (and i mean basics) i have been riding for 17 years but have always just brought my sleds to the shop to be serviced or have been lucky enough to have my extremely handy father to fix things. i really want to put a riser on my sled so that when i stand up to ride (im 6'1) i dont have to kill my knees so much. I'm not looking for anything extreme (as i spend probably less than 1/4 of my time standing) so would i only need like a 2" riser? I also don't want the thing to be an eyesore, trailblazer that chrome looks good, where did u get it? How difficult are these things to install?
David, They are really easy to install.. So easy I did mine by myself. Ok well i did the work and snowmutt was there to guide me through to make sure I did the right thing... Now I let him take care of the throttle cable stuff but putting risers on was really quite simple. With your heigth I would think you should probably go more than 2". I have a 3" on mine with no throttle extension needed. I and trailblazer both have Idooski's Risers and I highly recommend these. KD extreme Risers. Click Idooski's link at the bottom of his post's OR Pm him.. he does a great job with these and makes all sizes.

Here's some more pics of mine and snowmutt's

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from one newbie to another .......before u start with the riser, make sure that a brake cable extension is available for it. i got my nice new risers installed on my old 93 mach 1, got my nice new bars on, found my brake cable and throttle cables way too short. i only came up 2.5-3" from stock height.

my theory for the throttle cable is.......30 dollars vs sled running away from u first start. but my sled is allot older than yours so, that is most likely the main reason why i had so much difficulty. i had the throttle cable extension anyways but now have to figure a way to extend my old brake cable.

they are very easy to install, if u can turn a screw driver and read instructions....yer good! my mach 1 has cable type brake lines, but if u have hydraulic brakes, u can get a cable extension no prob.


check your steering post type too yourself before you buy the adaptor, the padding comes off in like 3 minutes. that way you dont need to make 2 trips for the right part.

i bought my first sled last yr, i now own 3 , so have had to learn to fix things myself through good info on here.....
 
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