990 Rox Riser Questions

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Brown Town, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    I've read through all of the threads I can find about Rox Risers and the most prevalent criticism is that they slip if banged or dropped. When people say "slip" are they referring to pitch or yaw? Is this a unique problem when mated with the Renthal KTM Bend that come with the 990? Don't all bars slip in the stock bar clamp if hit hard enough? If my bars do get tweaked from a big off can't I use the tools I carry and a few minutes of my time to straighten them out?

    I've looked into Dirtnblood. Looks like a great product but no service and no availability. Not an ideal retail model. Someone like Black Dog should pick these up.
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  2. desert sky

    desert sky Adventurer

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    The only issue I had with the Rox system was that it is a bit too wide once installed. Accordingly it didn't quite fit the standard handlebar bend and it wasn't compatible with the Highwaydirtbike handlebar guard system without some work. However it did not slip nor at anytime feel insecure. ds
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  3. Zander

    Zander Been here awhile

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    I originally installed rox riser on my 950. It is a really great product but I could not set it up to my liking.

    I changed for Rally Connex Riser (short version) and installed a Pro Taper Carmichael and HDB handguard. Really happy with this set up.

    http://www.rallyconnex.com/risers.html
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  4. tedmarshall

    tedmarshall Been here awhile

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    Best mod I made to my 990. Love them. Got the 2 inch. I was able to adjust the bars for perfect fitment on and off road. I can stand and blast comfortably on any surface for long periods. In fact on long paved stretches like the slab I will ride standing to relieve stiffness.

    Ted
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  5. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have experience crashing the Rox or the Rally Riser?
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  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I had Rox on my last 950 Adv. I crashed the shit out of that thing and never once had the risers move. And yes, if they did you could easily straighten them on thee trail in a couple of minutes.
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  7. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    Awesome. Any cable length issues when installing them and did the stock renthal "ktm bend" bars fit the risers?
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  8. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    2" Rox riser

    Same here

    Looped it right onto the bars: didn't budge.

    I only had to roll the throttle cable position 180deg from the top to the bottom, under the kill switch pod.
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  9. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    Just looking at my bike and playing with the cables...the front break line seems like it's going to be too short.
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  10. snoman002

    snoman002 Been here awhile

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    Personally I would support Rox stuff just because it was a small company started by your average guy. I used to know the man himself many years ago. Just a regular guy up in North Minnesota making parts to make the toys he liked better.

    Sorry, it doesn't answer your question, but I like to support the company when I can.
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  11. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    My front brake line is a bit tight but not enough to worry me.

    Also, you'll notice in this old thread about risers there are some pics of flipped throttle cable guides.

    The cable guides hit the bottom of kill switch pod preventing a nice tight fit like stock. I don't like the gap that creates so I shaved the bottom of the pod to accomodate the throttle cable guides.

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  12. wilso122

    wilso122 Been here awhile

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    They are a great product so the below is my findings and not meant to slate them..

    Had them on the 950se. Unless they were forward the fixings were a bit tight so moved the levers down the bars to give. Ore room. I wouldn't say they were the best fit a bit wide in places leaving a gap butt they did crash ok and didn't move, apart from once but anything would have... They were the inch and half ones meant for the bike.

    So why had them? Well the idea is great but when you offset from the forks the handling was utter rubbish, there is a very good reason why bars are inline with the fork stantions. Also once adjusted that's it, you don't really move them again. So I sold them on and put the ktm specific risers on which is enough rise but the handling improved dramatically..

    So have a think if you really really need them over the standard risers.

    Hope that helps.
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  13. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I'll echo most of the above:
    • Love them as they've helped the ride comfort while standing
    • They have never moved after a crash (which has happened more than once)
    • I did NOT have any cable length issues (see below)
    • They fit with my Cycra Hand Guards and stock bars without any fittment issues
    I opted for the 1.75" risers rather than the 2" version. Here's a photo (but before I changed out the stock hand guards)...
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    Good luck with your choice.
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  14. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I don't like them at all. I've tried to 2" risers on my dirtbike and they tweaked every time I went down. Very frustrating.

    I solved to problem by simply using ProTaper Raptor bend bars. They will have give you the same rise with a much better (OEM) connection to the triples. I now have the Raptor bend bars on both my dirtbike and my 990 Adv and I just love them.

    I did not need new cables.

    Oh, and the new Protaper bars are cheaper than the Rox Risers. :deal

    Here's a picture of my setup.

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  15. Mesjr

    Mesjr Been here awhile

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    This sounds like a better option but ill have to see how hard it's going to be to get my heated grips off .
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  16. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    Any idea how much height you gained with them?
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  17. Zander

    Zander Been here awhile

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    With this type of bend, I wonder which hand guard would fit on the raptor bars ?

    Raptor bar info :

    Heigth 143 mm
    Rise 115 mm
    Sweep 87 mm
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  18. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    I'm going to try the Rox 1.75 with a Renthal Fatbar 822 KTM Low and see what happens. I'll post some pics and initial thoughts next week.
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  19. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    I'm about to install and am curious if anyone knows the torque specs for Rox?
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  20. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Yes..... had to lay the bike down going down a nasty loose hill dug the bars in to a side hill actually ripped all the threads out of one of the cycra hand guard bar bar mounts but the Rox risers did not move I was shocked:huh
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