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post #1 of 14 Old 04-13-2015, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar riser maximum rise question.

I tried searching and did not find an answer. Does anyone know how far up and back you can move without having to extend the wiring and/or brake lines?
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I tried searching and did not find an answer. Does anyone know how far up and back you can move without having to extend the wiring and/or brake lines?
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Not sure, but search risers in forum and you should get your answer. If I recall, members have reported using 2" rock risers with 1" back and up movement without a problem. Some relocate lower brake line holder bracket to make it work without the need to buy longer line. Do search though, I'm going off memory which ain't what it used to be.
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I found it depends on a number of factors. I have the Rox 2" and have not extended anything yet. I re-routed most of the cables behind the triple tree, except the brake line, but did remove the bolt in the lower mounting bracket and took the line outside the upper bracket. (Actually have an Adventure Tech shelf, but I don't think any of the cables are running through the notches.) A lot of it depends on the angle of the riser, and also how the bars are rotated in the riser. Also, how comfortable you are with snug lines when turning the wheel. I will likely extend the upper brake line so I can put that clamp back on and still have free range of adjustment. So, to answer your question, probably 1" up and 1" back is about the max if you make some adjustments and are willing to live with some limitation in adjustment of the bars, and possible snug brake line.

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Excellent , i was looking for this as well . Have found a lot of answers on here so far.
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Just took delivery on a new 2014 650 Adv. After only a 100 miles found that I need to raise and bring back the handlebars somewhere in the 1" up + 1" back, but have looked at the breakline and it doesn't seem to have enough slack to get there.

What was your experience?

Also would be happy to lower the back 1". Any suggestions?

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ltljohn Just took delivery on a new 2014 650 Adv. After only a 100 miles found that I need to raise and bring back the handlebars somewhere in the 1" up + 1" back, but have looked at the breakline and it doesn't seem to have enough slack to get there.What was your experience? Also would be happy to lower the back 1".
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I ordered a set of 30MM ( about 1.2") risers and put them on my 2013 Vee yesterday. I also added a Ricks fork brace.
The bars went up the 1.2" of course and once I had them in place (not tightened down at that point) I pulled the grips back toward me about 1.5" til they felt "right", then cranked down the bolts. Not a huge difference, but it works for me. The cables didnt require any re-routing. I'd say if you went with the 2" risers, you would have to tinker with cables, at least taking them out of their retention 'loops'.Bought the machine (new to me) for an Aug/Sep 5500 mile Alaska trip. From the stickers in the GiVi trunk..it already knows the way there and back ;-)
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I think 2" would be difficult, subject to any cable length variations over model years, or even manufacturers batches... I went back 1 1/4" and up 1" (note the concession there for you guys who use medieval units) and had to do a slight shifting of the front brake perch inward as well as remove cable guide. All good tho...

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2" rox required me to take the brake line attachment off down on the triple tree, or at least remove the small bolt holding it in place.

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2" rox required me to take the brake line attachment off down on the triple tree, or at least remove the small bolt holding it in place.
My results also. Did a bit of cable re-routing also but that had more to do with adding heated grips.
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