Installed Rox 1 3/4 risers, cables too tight. help

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  1. jmklint

    jmklint Adventurer

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    I got my new 2012 R adventure yesterday and started adding all my accessories. The Rox 1 3/4 risers make my cables incredibly tight so I had to go back to the stock set-up. From reading earlier post, most people said there was plenty of give to add the 1 3/4" risers. Any ideas? Thanks.
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  2. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    You have two choices.

    You can undo the the throttle cables and rotate the housing so the cables are under the bars. Picture here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20537974&postcount=2

    or you can do like I just did and actually reroute the cables from the left hand side of the frame over to the right hand side by just removing the black door you see up front on the frame.

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    I like the reroute myself.
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  3. Maoule

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    I added some Renthal RC highbars as well as 2" Rox extenders; I had to do both the right side relocation and the throttle cable down turn.
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  4. Weldit

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    the above mentioned is great for throttle But my problem was the ABS bikes have
    a line that goes to module under seat and then comes back front to go to the calipers

    there was only enough slack in the hose to the bars for 1.5" on my bike
    you could force it to 2" but that would be to tight for me

    this is after switching the hoses in the clips on the frame so the line to bars is on top
    stock the line to caliper was on top

    if you don't have abs - no problem

    some reading:
    1Riser height, what's the max - ADVrider
    2How are your risers working out? Need more cable? - ADVrider
    3Dirtinblood Riser Install - ADVrider
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  5. DuctTape

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    I have ABS and not a problem? I guess it could be the Flexx bars I'm using?
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  6. jmklint

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    thanks for the input, I will tear into it this weekend


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  7. jmklint

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    I have the adventure R so no ABS but I'm gonna flip the throttle cables


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  8. srad600

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    I also have an ’11 with ABS, stock bars and 2” Rox risers. The abs lines were not an issue, and they have plenty of slack. I did have to rotate the throttle 180° though.
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    +1 on ABS shouldn't be a problem. For me it was just the throttle flip and took less than 10 mins. Seems to be plenty of play.
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  10. Weldit

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    I guess my brake lines are shorter than everyone else ?
    or my definition of "plenty of slack" is different
    what ever works for you ?
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    even at 1.5" riser on BRP top clamp and stock bars the brake line is tight

    YMMV :huh
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  11. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    Well the brake master/lever and bars can be rotated so maybe that's the problem. Where you want them is different then the rest of us?:D
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  12. Weldit

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    Don't think that's it - any other idea ?
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    as I am 6'8" and have a long reach my bars are forward and the brake lever is
    rotated down to help with the length of brake line - which is ok for standing but
    actually a bit to far down for sitting.
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    I am just trying to help others to check for slack when adding risers as not all bikes
    seem to be the same.
    ---- and check with the bars at full lock both left and right ----
    mine comes snug when the bars are full right turned.
    :eek1
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  13. srad600

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    Is your suspension stock height? Are the lines routed correctly?
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    I have a '11 ABS and 2" Rally Risers. The brake line is indeed a bit on the short side. I too switched lines in the clips to get more slack. It's still not as loose as I would like it to be, but I chose to live with it. Some have re-routed the line inside frame or bought longer hose.
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    I installed a set of the ROX 1 3/4" risers without a problem on my ABS, you have to flip the throttle on the handle bar but also follow the wires down to the right side of the frame. For the brake, I had no problem but did have to snip a couple zip ties, move around and then re-zip tie.
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  16. NeptuneTriton

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    The reason why you're having fitment issues and other people aren't is because you have the "R" model 990 Adventure. With the increased suspension height of the R model vs. the regular 990 Adv, you have less cable slack already from the factory. So, you're working with less slack right from the get go. That's why guys with regular 990's can fit risers without modifications and guys with 990 R's have issues. Hope that helps you or anyone reading this post in the future.
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  17. Cris

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    I use the 1 3/4" Roxx and all I needed to do was rotate the throttle block. No further issues. I do not have ABS.

    TAKE NOTE: There is a drain hole in the bottom of the throttle housing. When I flipped mine, I used a dab of RTV so it would not fill with water.
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  18. bluedog52

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    You may also want to move your controls inward on bars to gain more length in your lines. Personal preference but I'm a two finger clutch and middle finger brake guy. Moving the controls inward you clear your other fingers and gain better leverage for clutch and brake controls with less effort. No buddy says you have to have your controls butted up against your grips. Depending on the bend of your bars you may be limited on how far inward you can move them. I was limited with the stock bend bars on my Baja edition no abs. I could just fit the space between grip and controls with the double take mirror bar mounts. I needed another 1/2'' for the sweet spot but the bend of the bar inhibited it.
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  19. davidfrench

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    That is really useful. I believe that with one or two fingers it's enough to brake...
    my 2cts. after working on my bicycles with the same problem.
    :evil
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  20. keener

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    I rotated my throttle cable too but still too tight for my liking (04 950 ADV). I ordered custom cables from Motion Pro made 2" longer than stock (about the same price as the stock). Not received it yet. If anyone wanted to know how it went PM in while.
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