Sw-motech barback risers on Honda CRF 250 Rally

SW-Motech barback risers for Honda 250 Rally

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This is what the box contains
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Off with the old ones
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This is what the cables look like from the factory. (Minus the bird crap)

The SW-Motech barback risers came yesterday and I installed them on the same day.

As I suspected the stock cables were too short for the bars to be able to fit properly without some additional work.

The biggest problem was the brake cable. I don’t see any way to get any similar risers to work without freeing some cables first.

The brake cable is held in place with a metal bracket which I removed completely. ( it also has 2 electric cables attached to it) Once removed there was sufficient amount of slack and there is no binding at any steering position.

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This the bracket I removed
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Clutch cable unhooked
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The “after” shot of the cables
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As with any good installation, there were parts left over

I also freed the clutch cable from the metal hook to get more free play.

Once I got the bars lined up, I loosely zip tied the free cables to the beforementioned metal wire hook. This way they stay in check , but are also able to move freely enough.

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As a side effect there is now more room between the screen and the hand guards at full lock.

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The end result
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Sw-Motech up & back barback risers on Honda CRF 250 Rally

The product itself seems to be discontinued, but they can still be found at Amazon and ebay.

Amazon link:SW-MOTECH handlebar barbacks for 7/8″ / 22mm diameter handlebars. 31mm up, 22mm back. Black powdercoating.

2 thoughts on “SW-Motech barback risers for Honda 250 Rally

  1. Why did you decide to go with bar risers, rather than taller bars?
    I recently fitted a set of Renthal RC High bars to my Rally. They are the same bend as stock, but 22mm taller. The slight rise makes a nice difference when standing up etc, and the Renthal bars are stronger than the OEM item.

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