Bought some bar risers from Moto-CNC, £74.99 free postage.
They give a rise of about 1 1/2inches. Although the z is more comfortable than
some of its rivals, I found that there was still a little too much weight/ache
transmitted to my wrists and shoulders.( I have short-ish arms) I was reluctant to buy any risers because
like most of you have probably experienced on previous bikes youv'e owned- you have to mess on with rerouting cables
etc and it can be a PIA. What a pleasant surprise, on my 17 Z I did'nt have to. It took me about an hour, hey,I'm old!.
One tip. Before you try to undo the single downfacing allen bolt, not the double clamp bolts,
give it a few taps using a small diameter drift and a hammer,-they are
red locktited in place. I completed the work and went for a 35mile ride. Brilliant!
For me, the bike is now more tourer than sportsbike.It has not only helped eliminate most ofthe wrist
and shoulder ache, but has altered the whole geometry of the seating position- your'e more upright and
your weight is distributed differently through your A**.
The one downside with these Moto CNC risers is that when installed, you cant adjust your front suspension.
BUT, before I fitted them, if you look at the pic showing the underside of the risers,they are not solid circular
castings but are "hollowed" out- but not all the way through, if you see what I mean, I got the correct size socket bit
that fits the adjustment nut on both forks ( the outer nut, not the middle one you turn with a screwdriver) and tried it
and it fit easily into the riser "hollowed" out cavity, meaning- If you where to continue drilling all the way through
the casting, then when they where mounted you could then adjust the suspension.You would'nt see much while you where adjusting
but you could mark the top of the socket,etc, to keep track of the turns when adjusting the suspension.
Whether this "drilling out" the risers would structually weaken them is another matter I'm not qualified to say.
In my case, my suspension has already been set up and I have no need to adjust it, But i thought it worth mentioning for
those forum members who might be interested. After fitting- the cables, as mentioned, didnt need rerouting etc, They are Taught, but
not Tight, and there is very little room for anymore adjustment.The risers are marked L & R on the underside ans come with all necessary
additional bolts- you also use your original bolts- except the original downfacing allen bolts, which are now too short.