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I just had my handlebars raised 12 inches on my '03 Mountain Cat 900. It has a 3" swivel and a 9" block for a total of 12". I can now stand up without looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'm concerned that I will bend or break my steering column with that much hight added to it. Does anyone know of a good way to reinforce the column to help prevent this? Is it possible to put a metal rod into the column to strengthen it? Thanks in advance for any ideas.

-- Brian

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mountain Cat @ Dec 31 2006, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I just had my handlebars raised 12 inches on my '03 Mountain Cat 900. It has a 3" swivel and a 9" block for a total of 12". I can now stand up without looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'm concerned that I will bend or break my steering column with that much hight added to it. Does anyone know of a good way to reinforce the colmn to help prevent this? Is it possible to put a metal rod into the column to strengthen it? Thanks in advance for any ideas.

-- Brian

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I know Chad rebec at CR racing in kelowna, B.C. will custom build you a titanium steering post.
He built me one for my M7 3 inches taller than stock...its also way stronger than the stock post, and a perfect fit when i intalled it.
Chad does great work !
 

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Your gonna have trouble with even the upper steering support that high. Gonna take some revamping of everythign i would think.
 

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I am curious how tall you are if i may ask?

I am 6'2 , and a 3 inch riser is perfect for me.
I am guessing with a 1 foot riser you are 6' 11 to over 7 foot range.
 

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I'm 6'8" and 260lbs. I've always climbed sitting because I just moved my butt from side to side to shift my weight. With the 12" rise I can stand up with my arms out straight and don't have to bend over.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mountain Cat @ Jan 1 2007, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I'm 6'8" and 260lbs. I've always climbed sitting because I just moved my butt from side to side to shift my weight. With the 12" rise I can stand up with my arms out straight and don't have to bend over.

--Brian[/b]
WOW are you a tall one.

I generally am tallest in a group...and you would tower over me....lol

Suddenly i feel like a little bugger Not worthy:
 
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