Highs and lows of life on a ZX-12R

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - What’s The Problem? -

I have a 2000 Kawasaki ZX12R and al­though I love it to bits its get­ting un­com­fort­able on my wrists and back on long jour­neys. I won­dered if their was a raised ’bar bracket set up which would take some of the pres­sure off my wrists, hope­fully with­out the need for longer ca­bles.

Also, can you rec­om­mend a good heated grips sys­tem for it as my fin­gers are bloody freez­ing? David Car­roll, email If you crouch down there’s less of a reach to the ’bars

Alan See­ley says: Un­for­tu­nately it will be im­pos­si­ble to achieve sig­nif­i­cant rais­ing of the ’bars with­out longer ca­bles and hoses. You might achieve some elevation and relief with ec­cen­tric clip-ons with­out the need to change con­trol ca­bles and hoses, but prob­a­bly not enough to make it worth­while. Try Helibars (helibars.co.uk) who pro­vide kits of raised clip-ons and ca­bles/hoses where nec­es­sary, or go the whole hog with an LSL con­ven­tional han­dle­bar con­ver­sion (per­for­man­cepart­sltd.com) where the top yoke is re­placed and new ’bars can be fit­ted.

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