Advice on R100GS handlebar risers?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Mane, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking to fit some handlebar risers to my R100GS and thinking about Rox Risers, but wonder if someone else has tried this before. My main concerns are fitment and lines length. Any comments?

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    Mane
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  2. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yup got 'em at the time that I went to fat bars (ATV). They're good. No issues with cables.
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  3. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Happy with mine also. 3 1/2 inch risers with Pastrana FMX bend Protaper bars. No cable problems.
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  4. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Thank you for comments...

    Is this the correct size for the R100GS?

    Pivoting Risers 2"x7/8"x7/8" Black Anodized

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    Regards,
    Mane
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  5. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    If you are keeping the GS handlebars, then yes, 7/8 is the right size. ItÂ’s close enough to the 22mm of the BMW bars.
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  6. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Thank you

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  7. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    You can use almost any bar riser for 22mm or 7/8" bars even if the application does not say R100GS. The worst case you would need to find the correct length 8mm bolts. In many applications you can re-route the cables and replace the brake line with a longer one. If you just want a raiser and not a set back Wunderlich are the best bang for the buck.
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  8. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    I've got the Wunderlich 25mm risers and love em.

    Makes a big difference in comfort, no issue w/ cables or brake line.

    Might see an issue w/ the 35mm ones though.
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  9. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    Well, depends. I put Rox on my R80G/S and had to swap the wire harness connectors under the tank, R/H side of the frame spine. With the bars tuned they were really strained, and the throttle cables pulled at full lock.. So if it's an early R100GS, or even a later model, I would pull the tank and check the wire and cable routing lock to lock.

    I eventually took them off, as I'm 5' 6" and found sitting more up right put more pressure on my tail bone and over a distance was quite uncomfortable. Also, with the small fairing on the G/S and early R100GS, sitting more up right has you fighting the wind. A good rule of thumb is to make a fist and place your knuckles against the grips. This equals about an inch of set back and/or rise. Sit on the bike like that and see how it feels.

    Rox does make a quality product.
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