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post #1 of 10 Old 11-06-2018, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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2018 1000 XT bar risers...

Hey guys new here but I've been lurking in the shadows a while now.😈 I had a 15 Wee and traded up for a Vee. I want to put the same 2" Rox riser on my Vee. Has anyone done it and did you need cable extensions?
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if you use the search function there are several other threads on this with a great deal of info. I believe the solution was to route the cables under the triple tree.

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if you use the search function there are several other threads on this with a great deal of info. I believe the solution was to route the cables under the triple tree.
You might be able to gain more length on wire or cable length, but the brake is a hard line attached to the frame above the radiator. The hose exits from it at an angle that wouldn't allow re-routing, so you would have to do something about that. I didn't look closely, but it didn't seem like there was a connection that would unscrew at that line/hose transition. Not sure how far you have to go to replace with a longer one.

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You might be able to gain more length on wire or cable length, but the brake is a hard line attached to the frame above the radiator. The hose exits from it at an angle that wouldn't allow re-routing, so you would have to do something about that. I didn't look closely, but it didn't seem like there was a connection that would unscrew at that line/hose transition. Not sure how far you have to go to replace with a longer one.
I believe the solution for it was to unbolt it from the frame. I have some bar risers sitting in the garage but I have not had a chance to try it myself yet

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I believe the solution for it was to unbolt it from the frame. I have some bar risers sitting in the garage but I have not had a chance to try it myself yet
I pulled the bolt out, but it didn't move much at all.

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-27-2018, 05:41 AM
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I've just been down this path with 2" Rox Risers. I wanted to bring the bars closer to me so I set the risers at 45 degrees. I removed the top triple tree and re-routed brake and clutch hoses. Plenty of slack in clutch hose but brake hose was way too tight. I raised the fork tubes 10 mm and moved the brake master cylinder inboard on the handlebars about 20 mm with some improvement but still not enough slack in the brake hose to ride safely. Solution....new top brake hose but l haven't explored cost yet.
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Cannot help with the ROX risers but I got the ones sold on eBay by a Turkish manufacturer for $26. They go up 32mm and back 16mm. They just fit my 2017 650 without rerouting. I loosened the brake hose clamp at the triple tree if thats what its called, and got maybe a quarter inch of brake line out of this deal before tightening it back down (it slides through the metal clamp). The riser made a surprising difference to posture on the bike, and it is more comfortable now to be riding while standing. I would definitely buy a riser on any new DL650 again.
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-28-2018, 11:51 PM
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I have taken your advice Hogges and ordered the risers from Turkey, they arrived yesterday and they fitted really well with nil cable rerouting .
The quality is great and am impressed with the new riding position on my 650 .
Will go for a decent run tomorrow to feel the difference over 350 ks or so

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I posted earlier in regards to fitting 2" Rox Risers to my Vee 3 and not having enough slack in the brake hose to make them work. The solution was in locating a brake and clutch specialist who extended the top brake hose by 60 mm. The new brake hose is rubber and the existing junction box on the original hose was reused in making the new hose. Total cost was $65 AUD. The clutch hose and electric cabling are still routed behind the triple tree. It all works and the level of comfort From 2" risers has made it very worthwhile. A good option instead of spending a fortune on braided lines.
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