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In case you haven't noticed, I'm a fan of modifying what I have instead of paying hundreds of dollars on aftermarket parts. ::)

Anyways, I'm thinking of pulling my steering stem and lengthening them to the correct height for Creech bend flexx bars.

Do you guys think I should go 2" extra on the stem? And will I need to get different cables or anything like that to compensate?
 

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I did mine, extended it 2"....works like a $300 one to me :thumbsup:. I just cut it in half and put a length of pipe in and welded it back together. The pipe piece was 3" long and I just slipped the 2 halves of the stem into each end 1/2". Just gotta be sure to have it perfectly straight and indexed. :thumbsup:
 

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The stock stem bends like butter, and the last thing I'd do is weaken it further by slapping a spacer in the middle.

Use the ends and substitute a new tube, preferably chromoly. Still considerably cheaper if you've got the means. If not, burgard makes cheap stems.
 
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