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post #1 of 14 Old 03-13-2018, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Riser recommendation

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I have a pair of 2" Rox risers but am starting to feel like they may be a bit overkill (combined with the fact that they're just a little difficult to get on considering cable length).

I really only need the bars to come BACK (not up at all) about 1/2 to 1 inch. Which risers would you guys recommend for that?

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 AM
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The Rox risers I put on my BMW were very adjustable.
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Any leads on which risers are specifically designed to bring the bars back, rather than up?

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post #5 of 14 Old 03-14-2018, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Giving this one a bump.

Anyone else have any thoughts on good risers to bring the bars back, rather than up? Just need an inch or less. Thanks!
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I have not seen risers that go back only. IMHO, I would avoid this anyway since it would bring the bars straight toward the tank and limit future tank bag options.

Have you considered just changing the handle bars to a set with a greater sweep. Or even just rotating yours toward the rear. (This is free to try it out, just a little time spent loosening and tightening things.)

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Those are good recommendations, @vinnyvavoom . I hadn't thought about changing the bar setup or stock bar alternatives. Will look into that now.

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I have a pair of 2" Rox risers but am starting to feel like they may be a bit overkill (combined with the fact that they're just a little difficult to get on considering cable length).
I want risers for my K7 but I don't want to deal with replacing cables either, especially the ABS line for the front brake because I dread bleeding my brakes again.

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I really only need the bars to come BACK (not up at all) about 1/2 to 1 inch. Which risers would you guys recommend for that?
I don't think there is a way to make a riser that only goes back not up so bar replacement seems to be the only option there.

I found these risers from Advanced Motorcycle Products that go up 1.25" and back 5/8" or 1". The back offset of 5/8" is the smallest shift I've found in a riser so maybe I won't have to mess with the brake line. I haven't pulled the trigger yet (other mods higher on my list) but if you use these let us know how it works out. Thanks.
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Managed to get the 2" Rox Risers on this afternoon after raising the forks 12mm. I don't think I could have done it without that. Raising the forks took all of about 15 minutes once I knew how to do it (some good posts on this forum).

The throttle cable is a little tight at a full left turn but I don't think it's dangerously so. I just removed a few cables from their guides and I'm not totally sure that was even necessary.

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post #10 of 14 Old 04-26-2018, 10:16 PM
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I am looking at risers as well... but only for height. Any experience with the vibration dampening ones that Rox makes? What are some other options? Does anyone know the max height w/o changing cables?
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