Thread: Budget Ultra Steering
01-25-2010, 07:20 PM #1
Budget Ultra Steering
The first thing that I knew had to go on the ultra was the sloppy tilt steering. I'd love to be able to do a full UMI or TBM but don't have the coin for the full system. Eventually, I'll do the lower TBM piece to get rid of the plastic bushings but for now I just wanted to get rid of the sloppy tilt.
Plus I'm a sucker for wider aftermarket handlebars..
Figured I'd share on what I put together.
I picked up a steering neck for a 15F and started with that. This puts the bars much lower than stock. I ride mostly standing up so I knew this wasn't going to work. Also, I really wanted to run some Renthal twin wall 1 1/8" bars. I found a set of Rox Risers on ebay that are a 2" rise and also allow for mounting the fat bars. A few of us in our group have been running Rox Risers for quite some time with nothing but good things to say. The bars are Renthal RC High bars. These bars are about 1" taller than the typical aftermarket bars most of us use.
This new setup sits about 1.25"-1.5" taller than stock which for me feels really nice when in the standing position.
I picked up the Riva plastic cover from the GH store to block off the big hole. It doesn't bolt right up with the 15F neck and the fit and finish of the piece isn't all that great. The hole was drilled off center and the sides really aren't cut that clean...but since it's the only thing I've ever seen to block the hole it's going to stay for now. After some cleanup work it fits and looks good.
I had to make the hole bigger as well as the upper part of the hole to clear. I didn't want to make the hole to big so to slide it on the neck has to be raised up and rotated. To gain access then to secure the neck I put a hole in the right side of the inner fairings to get my big mitt in there with a wrench. This also gives room in the future if I ever need access.
The start/stop switch bolts right over to the new bars but you have to either drill a hole in the bars for the nub, or grind the nub off. I ground the plastic nub off.
01-25-2010, 07:21 PM #2
More Pics. Let me know what you think!
01-25-2010, 07:28 PM #3
01-25-2010, 09:06 PM #4
Old trick hommy. Welcome to greenhulk's kawasaki section.
BTW why does that ski have dog hair all over it?
01-25-2010, 09:18 PM #5
01-25-2010, 09:29 PM #6
01-25-2010, 09:34 PM #7
OOOhhhh...THAT dog hair!!...
It took me 2 days just to remove all the pirate stickers! .....sorry Jimmy, had to bust your stones on that one.....
Jimmy's a great guy for sure!
01-26-2010, 02:16 AM #8
Good DIY thread, you should do it again and put it in that section to preserve it.
01-26-2010, 12:38 PM #9
Trick set up Did you powdercoat or paint the 15F steering neck?
01-26-2010, 03:39 PM #10
Very clean looking, nice job! What did the rough cost end up being?
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