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post #1 of 8 Old 06-16-2018, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

looking for up and back riser recommendations for a 2015 DL650 without having to extend cables. I've read several threads and it appears that the 2" Rox Risers will work with some rerouting of cables. Looking for explicit confirmations of such on the 12+ DL650.

What about the sw-motech 1"/1" barbacks?

I need to bring the bars back about an inch and up. I've read a lot of good things about the improvement in comfort and driving dynamics.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-16-2018, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Rox has a barback option that looks interesting:

https://roxspeedfx.com/collections/a...ant=1031361713

Curious if anyone has successfully installed 1inch up&back barbacks on the 12+ DL650 without cabling issues?

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Also curious if the trick of rerouting the cables to the inside of the triple clamp applies to the 2012+ DL650, as mentioned in the following post:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a-...-risers-5.html

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After 4 hours of reading, researching and comparing, I decided a pair of barbacks was the way to go. Found the Zeta 7/8 barback that brings the bars up 26mm and back 20mm for $53. I'm hoping there is no significant cabling issues. I'll keep you posted.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ndlebar-risers

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Hi All,

looking for up and back riser recommendations for a 2015 DL650 without having to extend cables. I've read several threads and it appears that the 2" Rox Risers will work with some rerouting of cables. Looking for explicit confirmations of such on the 12+ DL650.

What about the sw-motech 1"/1" barbacks?

I need to bring the bars back about an inch and up. I've read a lot of good things about the improvement in comfort and driving dynamics.

I have the sw-motech up and back risers fitted, no longer cables needed, really improved the riding position, I'm 6'1" 32 inch inseam, lowered the pegs an inch too.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-18-2018, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have the sw-motech up and back risers fitted, no longer cables needed, really improved the riding position, I'm 6'1" 32 inch inseam, lowered the pegs an inch too.
That's great to hear. The SW-Motech barbacks are a little higher, so I should have no issues with the Zetas.

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Just got done installing 2 inch rox risers. What a difference 2 inches makes. It was a pain though. I had to reroute all cables, break line and some wires. I messed and messed with it, I finally loosened the fork clamp bolts and lowered the forks to reroute the cables. All of this done at a campground. I backed by bike up to a picknic table, tied it down to the legs of the table and put a jack under the motor to hold the bike up. Yes, kinda funky, but it worked. Kinda hard to put forks back into place by myself. You may want to get help. Good luck.

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Update: Successfully installed the Zeta barbacks in less than 20 minutes. Big difference in riding position. Much more upright. Cables were fine. No changes needed.

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Wanted to add to this thread, I've got risers advertised as 1" up 1.25" back and didn't need to reroute cables at all.

When I went to a new handlebar a bit later (keeping the risers) I did need to reroute the brake line and other cabling (easy with the fork tubes out/dropped down,) but didn't need to replace anything.

The exact risers I have aren't online anymore, but these from ebay are a pretty close match.
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