The parts were design with strict tolerances to ensure sung fit with forks and handlebars. There is no need to change any lines or controls and they will allow turning the handlebars to the full lock positions.
The parts are made of Al 6061 alloy commonly used in bike frames and aircraft fittings. The alloy has excellent mechanical properties, high strength to weight ratio and high corrosion resistance. It has a good acceptance to applied coating therefore all our parts are finish with anodized surface i.e. coating of aluminium oxide. This further enhances corrosion, wear and abrasion resistance and makes the parts look great!
They will raise your bars by approx 28mm and move them a little closer to you. It may not sound much but it makes a huge difference to your wrists and back giving you more optimised seating position.
Could handlebar risers relieve your back and wrist pain?
Long hours on a big sport tourer like the Blackbird can cause some pain in your lower back and wrists. Always ensure your back keeps your body in position to keep the pressure off your wrists. If you let your arms to rest on the handlebars your wrist then become strained. So it is most likely that you either suffer from back pain or wrist pain or both. Your neck often becomes strained too from keeping your head in position. You become irritated and in need of a break.
We have had them fitted on our beautiful red Blackbird. What a change this was! The bike is now more of a tourer so you can focus on riding rather than the pain. They do not look out of place and nicely match the materials of the handlebars.
Note that they will fit all Honda CBR1100 Blackbird models.
Yes, if you choose to do only one thing to optimise ergonomics, it would be the handlebar risers to make your Blackbird more comfortable. This is why we took it step further and now we are delighted to offer them here on our website, at the best price found online! Falcon