Highs and lows of life on a ZX-12R
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.