I bought the 1" riser from BRP and it came with good instructions. The only thing I needed to purchase was a 2 arm gear puller from Sears for 20 bucks. As i did not have a puller yet the buy was a bonus.
The only items removed was one lever and the handle bar covers (both plastic and metal ones).
The swap went easy and took under an hour. The higher bars sure do help the wrists and back!