Rox Risers don't fit!

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  1. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    I just got a set of Rox handle bar risers for my 990 Adv. They are the "low pro" - 1 3/4" rise, pivoting model. The ones that the web site says are "the recomended riser for the KTM Adv".

    The problem is that the clamping area, once installed in the stock clamps, is 3/4 of an inch wider than where the stock clamps bite the bars (3/8ths on each side). They are so wide, that they are clamping down on the bar where it is starting it's upward bend. At that point, the bar is actually a bit wider than it is in the straight section, so the bar does not sit down all the way in the bottom part of the clamp. I could just crank down on the Rox clamping bolts and get it tight, but it would be deforming the clamps and gouging the bars to do so. Or I could get out the grinder and take the "corners" off the new clamps or grind the outer, flairing portion off of the stock clamps so the risers can slide in more. I don't really want to start hacking away at anything.

    Have any of you guys installed these and found that they clamp on the curved part of the bar?
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  2. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Mine came in the mail yesterday. I haven't tried them yet. If you can post a picture it might help with the troubleshooting.


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  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    stock bars?
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  4. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    Yes, stock bars. This is how it looks with the bolts finger tight. If i start wrenching them down, there will be major marring of clamps and bar

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  5. Rellik

    Rellik o-KAY!

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    Make sure you got the right diameter ones. Maybe you got the 7/8 instead of 1 1/8.
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  6. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    They are the 1 1/8th inch. They fit perfectly on the straight part of the bar.
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  7. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    Another shot.

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  8. David37

    David37 Been here awhile

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    I would send them back with a note and a photo of the problem.
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  9. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Turn your top clamps around. You have the flanges on the outside...should be on the inside. That's what's pushing your risers out too wide.
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  10. 4play

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    I have the two inch, no issues. I walked out & looked at mine and they do start to curve up at the edge of the lower clamp, but the top clamp on mine sits flat.
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    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    The stock bottom clamp has the same flairing "flanges" as the top clamps, so turning the top ones around still won't let the risers move inboard. I could grind 'em off, but it seems like others have used this riser before. But now that i think of it, it seems like other guys have used the 2" rise, not the 1 3/4". I wouldn't think it would matter though.
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  12. 4play

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    The top clamp does have to spread a bit on mine, looking at your pics it looks like the top clamp will be on the flat of the bar????
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  13. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Yup, my top clamps are backwards! Thanks for sorting ME out!
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  14. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    Not quite. It is just at the beginning of the bend.
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  15. RoxStuff

    RoxStuff Adventurer

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    With the bolts only finger tight they will look like they will not work on there. We had them on our 990 as well, along with many adventurers on here. With a little bit of tightening you will find that they go on with no issues. :clap

    Thanks, RoxSpeedFX
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  16. mommer

    mommer bring on the world!!!!

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    so im shoping for risers for my 950 adv.. i love em to be high, but if i got the 2" risers, would that mean moving all my cables ect...:dunno i just want life to be easy
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    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    What problem?

    They look fine to me :dunno
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  18. stickysidedown

    stickysidedown Been here awhile

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    Mine looked like that too and I thought the same, screwed em tight and no grumbles in the last 10,000 miles.



    And no you dont need longer cables with a 2" rise, just to jiggle what you have about:evil
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  20. marin ktm

    marin ktm Been here awhile

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    Thanks Roxstuff (and everyone) for responding,

    I went ahead and torqued them down. I did not measure the torque, but they are really tight. I am still not happy with the fit. They are only really clamped and in proper contact on the inside edge of each clamp. I will live with it, but I am used to having the bars fully in contact and "square" with the clamps.

    Here they are, wrenched down so tight that the hex key was bending. I can still see light through the clamp.

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    I have only ridden around the driveway and up a steep dirt road a 1/2 a mile with them, but I really like being able to stand in a comfortable, neutral position for a change. I am 6'3" and always felt kind of hunched over and stressed when standing before. I think I will get used to the big height change while seated.
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