I almost completely re-organized the wires..i actually had to route them through the bars to get rid of slack. What i did was removed them from all of the wire guides and zip ties.I can almost say with certainty that you'll be buying some new cables and a hose soon.
Those puppies are tight and will only get tighter when you turn.
You'll wear your clutch cable right the heck out first. Maybe rip the hose.
I'm 2" higher than stock and I'm maxed out.
Get Klarowe's risers MB1300, You'll be happy with them, I am.
Adrenaline, I believe you are maxed out because you probably left the cables in their stock position (or close)...i didn't. The reason for me keeping the stock cables was to prove that it could be done. I went on a 300 mile ride monday just to max out all possibilities that could possibly "rip" my clutch cable, or any cable, and i don't even have a stretch mark.
Is it my plan to keep them that way? Mostly yes, I will get a longer hose (only about 2-3" though) and only because it'll make me feel better. I don't want super loose cables, neither do i want them tight.
And APE's aren't for everybody. This is what i want for my bike. The only reason i posted was to show that it is possible to go higher with stock cables, it wasn't a sells pitch. So before we go trying to pick sides, you should probably read my install thread and not assume that i didn't consider every possibility of a malfunction.
Oct 2013 my wife and I were riding on route 66 to a motorcycle rally in New Mexico. Rear tire blew out and the bike threw us both. From start to finish, the wreck was 167 yards, we should've died. I don't take chances with life....unless i'm deployed and have some terrorists catch my SCAR-H/M-21 rounds haha....now that's a risk I enjoy everyday.