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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-May-2019, 12:12 PM (717) Thread Starter
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Feeling a little shoulder and neck pain during long rides. Would prefer to sit a little more upright when riding.

I am six feet tall, 200 lbs. I ride a 2018 R1200GS, standard height with a standard seat and stock foot pegs.

I am leaning towards the Wunderlich bar risers:

Ergo Handlebar Risers (#41970011-111) Oil and Water Cooled (1994 to present) 41970011-111 | BMW Wunderlich America

as I like their quality, fit and finish. Was searching this topic on the forum and noted that several riders purchased the ROX bar risers. They offer fixed risers and pivoting risers.

The Wunderlich risers come in two sizes. Neither require modifications to the cables, except some minor re-routing.

They have a 25mm size which raises the bars up and back one inch. They also have the 40mm size which raises the bars 1.6 inches.

My question is directed to riders that are roughly my height and riding a GS with a similar setup to mine. Which is better? The 25mm or the 40mm for comfort?

For those recommending the ROX risers, please specify height of risers and whether you bought the fixed or pivoting type.

Not really interested in lowering foot pegs or changing seats at this point. Want to give the bar risers a try first.

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I have the fox, th pivoting version. I don't recall the size, but they're the largest/tallest.

I'm 5'11

Because they pivot, I can raise the bars, and bring forwards or backwards as needed. Made an major difference to me.

Had to reroute the cables.

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That's strange. I'm the same size as you but have no issues. Have you tried rotating the bars a bit?

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That's strange. I'm the same size as you but have no issues. Have you tried rotating the bars a bit?
I have not. Did you rotate the bars? If so, how much?
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I have not. Did you rotate the bars? If so, how much?
Back about a inch I believe. I sat on the bike and loosened the bolts and moved it around till I was happy. Then I rotated the levers to fit. It took about 10 minutes I think.
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I have the 25mm Wunderlich risers. It also depends on arm length. I am 5'11" and sleeve length in shirts is a 34-35. I like the fact that it moves the bars a little closer for a more relaxed position for my shoulders. Used the same risers on my 2015 and now my 2018.
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I have the 25mm Wunderlich risers. It also depends on arm length. I am 5'11" and sleeve length in shirts is a 34-35. I like the fact that it moves the bars a little closer for a more relaxed position for my shoulders. Used the same risers on my 2015 and now my 2018.
I have a 34" sleeve as well. You must be satisfied with the quality as you bought them again. Do the bar risers interfere with your tank bag? (assuming you have one)
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I have a 34" sleeve as well. You must be satisfied with the quality as you bought them again. Do the bar risers interfere with your tank bag? (assuming you have one)
I am near similar to you in height and weight! I have the ROX pivoting risers. Where exactly is the sweet spot will take some adjustments.....I also had arm and shoulder pain, installed the risers......the pain went away BUT the bike lost some sharpness in handling.....Cannot define what I mean by this but something goes off...a wee bit.
Then I removed them and the arm and shoulder pain came back in one day....so I put them again, and this time tried a few positions and now have 10000kms pain free and decent handling...its still not that sharp though.
With the ROX and the position I have them in the tank bag is ok
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I have a 34" sleeve as well. You must be satisfied with the quality as you bought them again. Do the bar risers interfere with your tank bag? (assuming you have one)

I don't use a tank bag but I wouldn't think they would interfere unless you had an extremely large bag. I have not noticed any difference in how the bike handles with these risers. And yes the quality is great and they match the stock bars perfectly, another reason I went with these again.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I have ordered the 25mm Wunderlich bar risers.
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