ROX Riser Install Pictorial (2 sets plus cable/line relocation)

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  1. Roundel

    Roundel Been here awhile

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  2. 1200gsceej

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    I installed my bars. I moved the clutch and brake lines. There are photos in this post of the brake side before and after.
    I'd appreciate replies to my question about the brake line - have I put too much stress on it by pulling it to the right side?
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  3. gregp

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    I am having issues with the right side brake line on my 2012 gsa. I am using the same 2" risers that were on my 2010. The right side lines are real tight. with re routing them by unbolting the strut the brake line is now at a bad angle. Is the 2012 different as far as cables go? I really need the risers to bring my bars up and back. my hands go numb otherwise.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    Definitely different, show me a photo. IIRC you can loosen the banjo bolt and get just enough rotation to make a good install.
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  5. jandro

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    Thanks for the great write up Jim! Where did you purchase the risers and how much were they?


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  6. JimVonBaden

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    Here: https://roxspeedfx.com/

    Revzilla also sells them.
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  7. slowfall

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    I installed the adjustable ROX-risers plus the Wunderlich Quick-adjusters. Works really well when I switch from mostly seated traveling to dirt road riding. What is important is to make sure that the handlebars (or hand-guards, brake-levers, etc) do not hit the windshield at full excursion, so that the windshield does not break during a spill.

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  8. Roundel

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    They are selling like a hot cakes, both roxspeedfx and revzilla are out of stock.
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  9. gregp

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    Will it leak fluid if i loosen the bolt? I have no idea how to post photos on here.
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    Not if you just barely loosen it enough to rotate it.
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  11. gregp

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    I give up! Ive tried every way to get these 2" risers to fit on my 2012 GSA. The cables most definitely have to be moved in front of the fork tubes. Left side no trouble. Right side not happening. The cable appears to be about 2" short no matter what i do. I loosened the banjo fitting, didn't work. The throttle cable would have to be re routed under the bars, probably not a big deal. The right side brake line is a deal breaker. Short of replacing it with another cable this project is over. SO, what i need to do is get some Rox risers or something else that will bring the bars about 3/4 to 1" straight back. I can roll the bars forward to raise the grips a bit. Any suggestions?
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  12. John Nash

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    Thanks for this write up Jim. I sent you a PM before I saw this asking about torque for the 14mm nut on the fork top. Also how do you like the anti vibe risers? what benefit have you noticed mostly now? Thanks
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  13. JimVonBaden

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    Yours is a Camhead. It is completely doable, but it is different than the Wethead. I posted how on another thread. I will see if I can find it.
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  14. JimVonBaden

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    Torques are here: http://www.jvbproductions.com/Wethead Torques 4.pdf

    40NM for the 14mm nut. 19Nm for the clamp bolts on the risers.

    The benifit of the risers depends on the rider. Some like them just up, some like the up and forward, some like them up and back. The ROX adjustables let you fine tune what you need. As for the anti-vibe adjustables, they are good for people sensitive to vibration.
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  15. John Nash

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    Thanks Jim. I bought them for the vibration I am getting sometimes. Numb hands are a bitch!
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  16. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Great tutorial as always.

    I am using the SW Motech up and back ones. I did not re-route the lines, there is less slack than before but there is no actual tension on them even at full lock.

    After looking at this I am thinking about re-routing them because I have a lot of obsessive compulsive tendencies.

    Got a silly question -

    Anyone know why the cables and hoses are routed inside the fork tubes in the first place? Seems if they were outside they are much less sensitive to changes in bar position etc...

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  17. JimVonBaden

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    Less potential for contact inside the fork tubes.
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    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    That makes sense.

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  19. Roundel

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    My antivibe Rox are in route but I've called my dealer to ask about will this void warranty in any case. They said not to re route cables and in case something happens to cables or lines or bars they will take a pictures and send it to mothership and in that case thay "might" say its not their fault and not cover it. Anybody got an opinion on this?
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  20. gregp

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    Any pictures of a 2012 gsa install?

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