How are your risers working out? Need more cable?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Hochtouren, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Only issue is a bit of binding where the cable boot contacts the starter/killswitch assembly, but other than that, works great. I can see now that the additional step of switching the cable routing to the other (right) side of the steering head would make plenty of room for even the 2" risers.
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  2. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Would like to know how the stabilizer works out. Cheers!
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  3. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I just installed a set of 2" Rox Risers on my 2011 Adventure -

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    I rotated the throttle assy 180 degrees -

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  4. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    All you need now is the blingy bar clamp from CJ to ice the cake.
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  5. Masa

    Masa Been here awhile

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    The brake line is a bit on the tight side, same as mine with 2" rallyrisers.. I could re-route line to get more slack, but so far haven't bothered to do it.
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  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    My brake line seems fine.

    The throttle cables are under a bit of bending pressure though, but not enough for me to worry about.
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  7. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    One thing that helped a bit was to snap off the small plastic guide that the cables run in just to the left of the steering head - provides a bit more slack for the throttle cables.
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  8. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    On my 990 the bending tension is right under the On/Off/Starter switch assy -

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  9. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Same here - boot is a little too thick.
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  10. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    any chance you or anyone else could get a photo side on of where the bar goes into the riser and your front brake line?

    looks like there is a large gap between the bar and the riser...

    my risers arrived but have some issues - label on the front says 2" rise with a 1.75 clamp and 1 1/8 bar dia.
    label on rear says 1.75" rise and 1 1/8 clamp and bar :huh


    a quick test fit and the clamp of the riser is a perfect for the bars BUT the radius in the riser is no where near so only 2 points of contact onto the bar = crap.


    Looks like i really have a 1 3/4 rise with a 1 1/8 stem and a 7/8 radius with a 1 1/8 top clamp
    would be interested to see what others also have.

    thanks for help


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  11. Hochtouren

    Hochtouren Improve until broken

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    Hmmm... interesting. will have a look and fire off a few pics for you to show the clearance. I've been riding the hell out of them with no slippage/movement and bars were stock, so good feedback so far.
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  12. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Never noticed this
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    inside looks better
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  13. BroodRooster

    BroodRooster Adventurer

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    Looks like you got the wrong risers:

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  14. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    Fluff...where did you get these from? Two Wheel Trekkers/Adventure Bike Shop in the UK? I've just received the same and measuring them up in the pack, looks like I might have the same issue as you.
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  15. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    no i got them from the USA, was hell of a lot cheaper.

    Dont take them out the pack yet, Im going to take the risers off now and measure them and report back.

    I found another posting with exactly the same problem


    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520366 rox risers dont fit.
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  16. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    Ok. Cool...thanks man.
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  17. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    ok I found the issue.

    These risers will never provide a perfect fit on my stock 2011 KTM 990 ADV bars as they clamp the bars in the tapered area.

    The standard KTM clamps are at the outer limits of the constant cross section of the bar and so work perfectly.

    bar placement needs to be 100% in the middle then the results would look like the photo from moto-treks ( thankyou for the pic BTW! ) even a few mm offset will result in a rapid gap on the riser.

    With Rox risers due to the design they clamp further out and also because the standard clamps have a small flange on the outside, this pushes the risers even further away from the constant cross section.

    If this flange was not there then it looks like there will still be a very small gap when viewed from the outside with rox.

    The radius of the rox risers is correct however and fits perfectly when placed on the central constant cross section.

    These are 1 3/4" risers which for the standard front brake line i think are far too tall, creating a very sharp radius at the banjo even with the cylinder moved inboard about 15mm. You must also flip the throttle cable to the bottom of the grip, even then its still a bit tight.

    If you want to piss around taking the RH tank off and moving the brake line and uncliping cable holders then fair enough, but i am not.

    Im going to get normal 28mm block risers instead.
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  18. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    i had an email from Rox.. they are aware of this issue and it is down to the KTM bars - they say its fine and safe though.

    if anyone in europe wants a brand new set or risers send me a PM - ill make you a good price!
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  19. Brown Town

    Brown Town Been here awhile

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    Dead horse + stick = Fluff, how does yours differ from moto-treks? Am I missing something? They look like the same set-up.

    I just ordered a set for my '13 990 Baja and will see if it's still an issue.
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  20. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I believe the rox risers could be installed at the inner side of the OEM clamps. This would attach to the handlebar at the straight cross section. That may need some filling, but would make ROX risers operational.
    Cheers
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