How are your risers working out? Need more cable?

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  1. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Just installed the black 1 3/4" Rox risers on the 990. The quality is awesome and I like the new bar placement, expecially for standup work. Issue is I'm not comfortable with the amount of throttle cable tension when at full lock. I've been able to tease in the clutch and brake, and have the bar tilted a little farther forward than I would like to make it all work, even after relieving what tension I could with respect to cable/line routing. It's mostly just a throttle issue now - there's just not enough cable. Has anyone got a source of longer cables that will fit?
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  2. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    mmm thats odd as i am 100% sure people said they had no issues with the 2" rox risers...

    i was just about or order a set but i will wait until u get other replies
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  3. spafxer

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    Did you flip the cables over so they are on the bottom?


    Works like a charm. :evil


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  4. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    I flipped mine over, but I still don't think it's enough. Are ppl routing the cables to the other side of the steering stem? So that the cables exit to the right of the steering stem. I've got the 1 3/4 in risers, but can't see enough room for the 2 in risers.
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  5. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Mine are still on the left side of the steering head.

    Been 5 years now.

    The DirtinBlood riser... 2" ?


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  6. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    I have 2" rally risers from http://www.rallyconnex.com/

    I've rotated the cables down, and there is no problem. (they go on the left side of the steering head)
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  7. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Thanks all - going to either flip the 90's to the bottom as suggested or run the other side of the stem, as I've gotten the height I want but can't move them back at all. With all the relief I could get, I'm still getting slight rpm surge at full lock right. A friend of mine just put the 2" units on his '11, but I was hesitant and went with the 1 3/4 - good thing, as there's no way they would have worked without a total reroute/replace on this '12.
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  8. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    and also moved them to the left of the steering stem. They never stretch too much. However the front brake lines are stretched to their limits. I have a 990Adv with 2" dirtinblood risers.
    Cheers.

    Correction right
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  9. Sumi

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    So you twist the throttle with your left hand?:rofl

    Sorry:)
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  10. ttfrank

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    2" rox risers on a 2011 990 dakar. Flipping the throtle wires the bottom do the trick. There's cable enough to allow full range of movement of the handlebar side to side with no noticable tension on the cable' bundles
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  11. jgrady

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    +1 on flipping the throttle. Didn't have to reroute. Just the flip. Make sure the front brake master cylinder or bark busters don't get in the way. Since you are changing things up, it's possible. 2 inch risers are no problem for stock cable lengths.
    My 2 cents.
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  12. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Definately worth the trouble - makes all the difference when you're up on the pegs. Had to fly to the US on business today, so will sort out and get a pic or two up when I'm back, as it may be helpful to those considering risers to see what slack is left after the flip. In hindsight, the 2" would not be necessary for my ergo's, as the 1 3/4 get the job done without making the seated position awkward.
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  13. fluff34567

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    i have ordered the 1 3/4" rox risers i am saving about 1/4 of the cost ordering from the US rather than anywhere in europe!
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  14. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Flipped the cables to cut some much needed slack...

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    Then set these awesome Rox up in the position I wanted them... huge improvement in ergos.

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  15. spafxer

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    Don't forget to move your mirror from the master cylinder onto the perch bracket.

    A few $ spent now will save in the long run :wink:



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  16. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Right you are - have a bracket front coming from KTM Twins.
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  17. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    or order folding mirrors
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  18. Beema Killa

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    +1 AND new bracket!
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  19. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Expect the bracket from KTM Twins any day, my folding mirrors are stuck in with my Touratech order that is being hauled from Germany by oxcart/canoe. Hopefully arrives before the bike is miled out and traded in....:huh
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  20. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I had installed without flipping and was a bit worried about how the cable stretched but when I open the air box there was no movement at the FIs. Just flipped them and there there is plenty of slack :thumb
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