Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
I received the phatrisers in the mail today, and installed them this evening. The hardest part on the Yamaha 950 was removing the wire guide so I would have more slack in the lines. I was unable to remove the headlight bezel without twisting the metal housing that was attached so I decided not to mess with it when the bolt didn't move a millimeter.
Unfortunately I had to cut the guide apart with a pair of bolt cutters and twist it enough to fit through one side. If I had the ability to remove the triple tree the job would have been much easier.
The scootworks.com website says that no wire adjusting is necessary, but this is simply not true. I will have to move the brake line, throttle cable, and clutch line to the front of the triple tree to keep it from stretching past the point of safety (in my opinion).
I did have to call scootworks, and I left a message, which was later returned by a courteous person who answered all of my questions. The parts in question are definitely heavy duty and pretty well made.
After a painful installation process and the knowledge that I will have to eventually move the cables forward, I took the 950 for a test ride. I'm 5'8 and having the extra space to bend my arms makes a huge difference. Now that I'm sitting back in my Mustang seat I have more room for my legs as well, which is very nice. Risers are the way to go, let me know if anyone has any questions.
2012 V Star 950 Tourer
Memphis Shades Batwing
Yamaha Passenger Floorboards
Kuryakyn Power Point
Kuryakyn Quick Connect Cell Phone Holder
Oxford Premium Cruiser Heated Grips
Scootworks Phatriser I Risers
Cobra Powerflo Air Intake