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ABS and Black Path 1" risers compatable ?

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Yes, I already know that their has been another thread in regards to " Black Path 1" handle bar risers ". But nobody seems to really address the subject as to whether or not they are compatable with ABS Ninja's.


Thus, I would appreciate hearing from those that have installed them on their ABS bikes. Whether or not they were a simple bolt on part ? Or, did you have to fuss and mess with clutch cables and brake lines ? Whether or not it is a self project ? Or, perhaps it should be done by a dealership ?


I have a new set of risers, still in the box. And it is a 50/50 toss up question as to whether or not they get installed.


Thanks in advance for your time, folks ............

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Looks like you're alone in your quest!


How much effort is there in "trying to install" and see how far you get? How involved is this (assuming the cables are compatible)?

(Never done this myself, so have no idea...)
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How much effort is there in "trying to install" and see how far you get? How involved is this (assuming the cables are compatible)?

(Never done this myself, so have no idea...)

Yes MAL, I feel very much alone with posting this question.
I do not feel that their is that much effort involved in installing the risers themselves. But , I have been picking up bits of information that folks have had troubles and had to reroute clutch cables and modify brackets, because of the brackets putting pressure on brake lines.


Was just trying to find out if some of it, or any of the information was true. But, nobody seems to reply, thus I can only assume that the small fraction of people that have them do not visit this forum.


Even the small print on Black Path's website states that changes may be necessary.


I may just shelf the risers for the time being.
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Hi there. I have a 2015 ABS model and I recently installed these risers on mine. Don’t let all of the talk scare you away. This was probably a 15 minute job in the dark holding a flashlight. I did not reroute anything. The only thing I did was bend the bracket that they talk about in the other post to relieve tension on the lines. I did this with a hammer and a small piece of wood. If you bend the bracket in towards the post it will have plenty of room to turn lock to lock. These risers have definitely taken pressure off of my back and have made my bike more enjoyable to ride. If you are on the fence I would say try it. It will be easily reversed if you are not happy with the results.
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Hi there. I have a 2015 ABS model and I recently installed these risers on mine. Donít let all of the talk scare you away. This was probably a 15 minute job in the dark holding a flashlight. I did not reroute anything. The only thing I did was bend the bracket that they talk about in the other post to relieve tension on the lines. I did this with a hammer and a small piece of wood. If you bend the bracket in towards the post it will have plenty of room to turn lock to lock. These risers have definitely taken pressure off of my back and have made my bike more enjoyable to ride. If you are on the fence I would say try it. It will be easily reversed if you are not happy with the results.

Thank you for your input and advise.


To begin with, I have lights in my garage, thus the installation might be easier for me, rather than doing it while also holding a flash light.


Personally, I can see no reason why their should be any problem with just 1" risers. As I have also heard that the factory does allow some extra length in their cables and lines.


Only thing stopping me was that the bike is basically new, with only 200 miles on my 2017 Ninja. I just did not feel like taking a new bike apart if I was going to have to do a lot of other adjustment to the lines and cables. But even with only riding it 200 miles, I could as many have stated, felt the pressure on my wrist.


Once again, thank you for your greatly appreciated input.

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I did these on my 17 with abs. I found the clutch cable and the brake hose to be too tight.
I fixed the clutch cable by rerouting it outside the guide it was originally in. This gives it plenty of slack
I "fixed" the brake hose by removing the hold down for one of the wires that it was binding with and bending the loop that the cables go through toward the steer tube. Even with doing this, at full left lock, the brake hose is a bit tight for my liking. It is ok but I plan to either install a spacer under the little manifold it connects to or have a longer line made up.
So, yes the risers worked for me but you need to carefully check your own as there may be subtle differences between different bikes and thing may be routed differently. Given how things just barely worked for me it wouldnt take much variance for it to not work out.
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Hi there. I have a 2015 ABS model and I recently installed these risers on mine. Donít let all of the talk scare you away. This was probably a 15 minute job in the dark holding a flashlight. I did not reroute anything. The only thing I did was bend the bracket that they talk about in the other post to relieve tension on the lines. I did this with a hammer and a small piece of wood. If you bend the bracket in towards the post it will have plenty of room to turn lock to lock. These risers have definitely taken pressure off of my back and have made my bike more enjoyable to ride. If you are on the fence I would say try it. It will be easily reversed if you are not happy with the results.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I've done so much research, reading, viewing video's etc, that I am tired of it all.


But now I can say, a decision has been made as I really like the risers


The very first thing that I will be doing is drawing up any slack in any wiring, cables, etc. The second thing will be doing is as you say and others have said is to bend that damn bracket. Then and only then, I will install the risers. If I get the clearance and movement that I want and need, then great. If I do not get it, then the only thing I have is a slightly bent bracket. But after looking at my bike, I am quite sure that I will get the clearance.

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