I got rid of my Helibars for that exact reason. Then again, I like the stock '03 seat tooSorry if this isn't exactly relevant, but on my 01 ST4, I actually removed my risers due to a balance upset I was feeling in corners. Every time I would take a corner enthusiastically, I found that I had to move body forward (besides leaning) to feel good. With out the risers, the ST feels much more natural.
Also, while I do notice some more load on my wrists, I hasn't been bothersome. Although, I will be keeping the risers around just in case.
Have a good one.
while I do agree basically with what you are saying, this won't allways be the case. I find that my upper body position stayed the same but my arms are bent now rather than locked. This not only is more comfortable but allows the bike to handle better.You will be taking weight off the front with bar raisers so you may want to reduce the pre-load to compensate some other settings may tweeking for the same reason.