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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Another new F4 owner -- ergonomics questions

Hi all,

I just picked up an '02 750 EV02 in immaculate condition this weekend.

I love the bike, but I have to say that the hour long ride to get it home left me with numb palms.

Are the fast by ferracci risers the only option available to alter the handlebar geometry? I would like to get the bar raised just a tad. The ferracci website mentions that the risers change the angle of the bars, but what practical effect does that have?

Anyone using these risers? The bike already has the non-auto retracting side stand, so I don't have to worry about that. It is completely stock otherwise. Anything else I should be looking at getting done based on your collective wisdom?


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I'm told the risers help but primarily with angle, which should help since you won't be putting so much weight (Less agressive angle). Could also be your posture? Sounds like you are putting more weight on your arms instead of your lower torso?

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The bar raisers 'alter the handlebar geometry' which in turn reduces your sitting angle. Or in other words, this will allow you to sit slightly more upright, relieving pressure on your lower back and wrists.

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Razi,

Congrats and welcome. That is, welcome to the numb wrist and finger club. Left or right?, where's your bulging disc.

Keep elbows bent and use knees on tank for relief, and better overall ride positioning. Working out, and neck and back exercises help me alot.

FBF risers will help, and throttlemeister for longer stretches, such as highway runs.

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this is the only reason why i havent bought another 1000. it's too leaned over. hurts to ride. a riser might be the ticket.
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this is the only reason why i havent bought another 1000. it's too leaned over. hurts to ride. a riser might be the ticket.
Easy fix...........after 4 MVF4's, one set of www.performanceparts.de bars, either the 0deg one's or the multi adjustable type, set of rearsets or home made plates to drop the feet down and back about 1 inch, and put some foam UNDERNEATH the orig seat foam to arch the seat instead of it resembling a plank and hey presto, one touring version we probably do 200 miles in a day on "our" loop

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Hi all,

I just picked up an '02 750 EV02 in immaculate condition this weekend.

I love the bike, but I have to say that the hour long ride to get it home left me with numb palms.

Are the fast by ferracci risers the only option available to alter the handlebar geometry? I would like to get the bar raised just a tad. The ferracci website mentions that the risers change the angle of the bars, but what practical effect does that have?

Anyone using these risers? The bike already has the non-auto retracting side stand, so I don't have to worry about that. It is completely stock otherwise. Anything else I should be looking at getting done based on your collective wisdom?


Thanks,
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My 2000 F4 750 came with the feracci risers installed. I got the bike last thursday and haven't noticed any wrist pain in 500 miles of riding over 4 days. In fact, the riding position seems more relaxed than my old ZX-7R. The bars are angled out 8 more degrees, which is actually a lot and it helps. I don't know how much extra height it gives.
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Before spending money on any bling or go fast mods, IMO having your bike custom fitted is a necessity. This typically initials adjusting bar height and angle, adjustable rear sets, and adjusting front and rear suspension for weight and type of riding.

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