Rox bar risers for the 2013 R1200 GS LC

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Oldpeg, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Oldpeg

    Oldpeg Been here awhile

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    Anybody have installed the Rox bar risers (the pivoting model) on their 2013 R1200 GS LC: did you have problems with the lines (clutch, brakes...) Did you have to re-route them, or even change them altogether?

    Thank you.
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  2. rmj6589

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    The 2013 R1200GS LC has a 1 1/4" diameter handlebar. Rox Doesn't have a riser for that diameter bar yet. It is in the works though.:clap Keep an eye on the site for them.
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  3. Oldpeg

    Oldpeg Been here awhile

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    Right. Thank you.
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  4. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    And the Touratech site in Germany has 40mm risers listed but they're not yet on the USA site. Their risers though don't look like you can adjust the angle like the Rox risers.

    I may be a beta tester for Rox when they develop their prototype :D
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  5. oz97tj

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    I attempted to install my Rox risers from my previous GS on the new one not knowing anout the change in diameter. Obviously they didntbwork. Good news is there appears to be plenty of excess wiring to allow risers without any modification.
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  6. objectuser

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    That's interesting. Is that a common bar size?
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It will be worth the wait!:deal

    Jim :brow
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  8. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I don't think so.

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  9. objectuser

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    Looks like it's a common size on cruisers.

    Don't wait for risers, just install these bad boys:

    [​IMG]
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  10. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Rox is making prototypes right now and I'll be beta testing them. :D

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  11. Voz

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    Cool, keep us posted. My neck and arms are killing me on long cruises, still in pain today after a 3 hr ride yesterday, cheers.
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  12. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Hi all,
    I just heard from Chris Olin, Pres. of Rox risers with this update:

    "The block risers are coming off the machine center this week and will go to anodizing. We are looking at July1 to the public." :clap

    These risers will be 40mm block risers (i.e., not adjustable in the angle). I've been using the prototype for about 1500 mi. now and they've made a huge difference in my comfort level as I sit more upright with less pressure on my hands.
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  13. sbrownn

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    Here is a link to a picture of a riser I designed and 3D printed for my GS LC. The total cost for the pair was about $50.

    [​IMG]
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  14. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Um, I don't see a link. And how much did your 3-D printer cost?

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  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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  16. sbrownn

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    Yeah, I see the link has disappeared. I'll try to get it back up today.

    [​IMG]

    I don't have a printer so I paid to have them printed.
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  17. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Well I've been using the prototype riser now for about 1500 mi. and couldn't be happier. The 40mm risers really alter one's sitting position on the bike, giving me a much more upright and comfy position. This is going to be a must have farkle for tall riders. I'm stoked about them.

    The risers don't bind the cables but just barely on the left side. YMMV if BMW's cable lengths vary a bit.

    I would post pics but these are the prototype that's polished aluminum and black bolts. The production version will be brushed chrome with matching bolts.

    Chris, Pres. of Rox said the production version should be available July 1.
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  18. RoxStuff

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    Hello all,

    I would like to add to this thread that the pivoting riser you see in this thread is not the Rox Speed FX Pivoting riser. The Riser you see here is a copy and infringes on the Rox Speed FX™ US Patent # 6,920,806. Please do not support people that knock off products invented and Patented by the originator. The Rox Speed FX™ 1.25" Pivoting Riser will be coming off the machine centers this week for proto-typing and fit-up. Please respect our hard work, effort and Patents and we will have something out to you shortly for the new Watercooler.

    God Bless and good riding,

    Chris Olin
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  19. sbrownn

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    The riser pictured is just a CAD model (obviously).
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  20. Voz

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    Hello there, how high will the pivoting riser be and a target price, thanks.
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