Yes a straight line works if you are flying from point A to point B but when you try to drag all those cables up to match what looks like quite a dramatic change in height I think you will find that yes some of them might pull up close but what happens when you try to turn the bars lock to lock. You may also find that throttle cables may end up with a tight right angle bend that will effect the way they work internally.
Taking into account the way I approach problems I'm more of a "Helo Jumper" that just takes the plunge and right before is hitting the floor opens the shoot, basically if you are so worried about so many fixable "None Issue", factors, you will never start anything that is radically new..
As a Precaution, When I took the bars apart the other day i did a basia measurement of the lengths of all the wires and hoses (Basically Pull the bars up and away as much as possible and I have about 4 more inches of free play)
plus I'm pretty sure this set up will give me room to run the wires close to the tower so they are not to intrusive in the looks department..
Do you intend to have that riser up at full extension?
I have no freaking Clue...
But I do know EXACTLY where and what angles I grips to be in relationship to the rest of the bike..
No I don't want to run the riser all the way out (less overlap in between the two segments > less stiffness).
plus I don't think i will have too since the grips are more or less okay in the coordinates they are, the issue is that are in the wrong angles (look at the GIF I post a little ago..)
One big Mantra I learn from my "RickyBar" Business is that you need to have a "Macro adjustment" (The Bar Clamps) and then a "Micro adjustment" (The Handlebars)
For example Protaper use to sell 23 models on bars, I used 16 of them, plus three more from Renthal, that provide angles I was not able to find with the protaper bars (you see how I'm a horrible business man, I had to have Hundred of freaking bars ready to achieve a 95% satisfaction warranty, even if 50% happiness will be more than plenty since the difference is night and day..
Just take the stock bars as a example, every deggre of rotations, changes the up and down and fore and aft in a dramatic manner, so if you want them one inch higher they are also going to be more forward than before, with my macro/micro approach, you can fine tune them in a very exact form with very little compromise..
I cross the Bay bridge so many times loadad like this..
I will be very interested to see how it all looks.
I'm going to select the bars for Me, (Wide shoulders, somehow long arms, 6'2") but I think the best will be to get the bike tested by a impartial rider (after I do a custom set for his size and body type)
looks, at the moment looks are the least of my worries, I know I can make things look really pretty, nice and profesional, but for a single One-off I can not worry about that right now..
Functionality is everything for me..
I do think I have a very KickAss revolutionary approach for a very "Absolutely Customizable" grip relocation system for the newer RT's but I need to learn more about the number of units and possible market share before I start to spend energy on R&D (I takes hundreds of hours, is not just a napkin drawing type of project)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be dismissive or insulting in any way, just trying to see where you are going with this and if you have investigated things like cable reach. I do a lot with very complicated machinery such as industrial robots and computerised multi step processing machinery and it's very often the little details that will torpedo the biggest plans.
oh know I'm not offended, i have live my whole life "Out of the Box" i'm totally use too the exeptisimum by now..
You need to see this comment about my Bike Rack for Motorcycles