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I have a 2013 superlow 883 (xl883l). The person I got it from is very short and I want to put on a riser, how far can I go without changing cables, brand line,etc.?
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marttymill2,

Your stock riser bolt is #3605 (1/2-13x2.5, Grade 5):
- Get longer bolts
- Get a bunch of 1/2" washers
- Use stacks of washers under your stock risers to see how much higher you can go with stock cables, wiring, and brake line
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marttymill2,

Your stock riser bolt is #3605 (1/2-13x2.5, Grade 5):
- Get longer bolts
- Get a bunch of 1/2" washers
- Use stacks of washers under your stock risers to see how much higher you can go with stock cables, wiring, and brake line
That's F'n Brilliant!

This is what this forum is all about. You should get a bunch of rep for this simple yet brilliant solution to all the measuring we have all done in the past. I can't give you rep now, because I just did on something else.
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Ya - that makes more sense than how I do it - just loosen everything up and lift it.
Not the most accurate way.

On my '97, I was able to get 6" risers topped with drag bars, and still had a little stretch left.
That's probably only a couple more inch lift than it was stock though.
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marttymill2,

Your stock riser bolt is #3605 (1/2-13x2.5, Grade 5):
- Get longer bolts
- Get a bunch of 1/2" washers
- Use stacks of washers under your stock risers to see how much higher you can go with stock cables, wiring, and brake line
the superlow has a triple tree with a slot running thru it your bars sit in, then the riser clamp goes over that(riser clamp consists of the bar with the speedo mount and neutral light, high beam,etc) it's not like a normal tree at all with studs coming out the top so i'm limited to what is available. there's pivoting risers and some 2 inch ones made by LA Choppers. i would like to go with the # inch ones for now
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That's F'n Brilliant!

This is what this forum is all about. You should get a bunch of rep for this simple yet brilliant solution to all the measuring we have all done in the past. I can't give you rep now, because I just did on something else.
I agree. Rep sent.
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the superlow has a triple tree with a slot running thru it your bars sit in, then the riser clamp goes over that(riser clamp consists of the bar with the speedo mount and neutral light, high beam,etc) it's not like a normal tree at all with studs coming out the top so i'm limited to what is available. there's pivoting risers and some 2 inch ones made by LA Choppers. i would like to go with the # inch ones for now
Then use felis's method: undo the clamps and see how far you can lift the bar.

The PO was short? I don't understand that comment.
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take the tank off and loosen all the wiring you can, pull it tight from one direction (from the handlebars or from the seat) and hold your finger on a spot you can track, like the front tank mounting bolt, then stretch it the other direction and put your other hand on that spot. measure between them. might wanna do it at full lock both directions but I don't know if your wires are ran through the bars or what.

anyway, I'd bet my bottom dollar on a 2" extension being no problem at all.
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I should mention I went ahead and ordered a 3 inch pivoting rider made by Rox Speed from J&P
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3" riser was all my Nightster would allow with stock length cable and hose.
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