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Question for those who've installed risers without modification

For those of you who have successfully installed bar risers without modification on a 2017 650, what brand and size did you use. By "without modification" I mean without adding any new parts other than the risers. What else did you do to accomplish the mission?

Personally, I would like to go up 1.25 to 1.5 inches and back about the same. In viewing the wiring and cable situation, I don't think it can be done.

Yes, I've looked at all of the riser threads and what some have done and what some have planned to do. I would like to have a "success thread" with what worked and, possibly, what didn't.
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I used rox 2" pivot risers.
I rerouted everything outside the triple tree and unbolted the clamp from the brake line at the triple tree.
The vertical is not an issue, but pulling them back starts to eat up the slack pretty quick.
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I used rox 2" pivot risers.
I rerouted everything outside the triple tree and unbolted the clamp from the brake line at the triple tree.
The vertical is not an issue, but pulling them back starts to eat up the slack pretty quick.
I'm assuming when your risers are pivoted 45degrees back you have 1.5 inches up and back? Is this setting achievable with the Rox and stock cables and hoses?

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I installed the ones sold on eBay, from Turkey. See picture (not the best, I took it to document my GPS mount). It made a huge difference in seating position/ back comfort. The cables are ok but about as far as one can go without modifications.
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I installed the ones sold on eBay, from Turkey. See picture (not the best, I took it to document my GPS mount). It made a huge difference in seating position/ back comfort. The cables are ok but about as far as one can go without modifications.
You also dropped the front end which makes a huge difference.
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I have the Rox 2" but not 45 degrees back...maybe more like 30-ish degrees. Like Flynn I re-routed all the oem cables and it all fits fine without much play left. Oh, and my front end is not dropped, but the opposite, with the caps even with the tubes. I have read where identical bikes have different issues, so you might just get lucky. The Rox are not a huge investment, so worth a try & I bought the 2" brake line extension, but never installed it... if you are interested in it PM me.

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As far as the amount of free play in the cables/wiring/brake lines......people have different standards as to what is a sufficient amount of slack. Some riders are comfortable with "just enough" free play and some need an extra margin of free play to feel safe.

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I used rox 2" pivot risers.
I rerouted everything outside the triple tree and unbolted the clamp from the brake line at the triple tree.
The vertical is not an issue, but pulling them back starts to eat up the slack pretty quick.
I'm assuming when your risers are pivoted 45degrees back you have 1.5 inches up and back? Is this setting achievable with the Rox and stock cables and hoses?
No I don't think I was able to get tilt the risers more than 20 or so degrees.
The other factor is how you rotate the bars in the risers.

Just raising the bars moves the grips back some as well.

Oh I forgot, I also moved the master cylinder in a 1/2" or so on the handle bar. Clutch and brake housings are also rotated forward so the levers positioned more for standing. This all adds a little more slack

Now that I think about it, I planned to get cable/brake extensions and move the bars further back, but I got carried away with riding the bike and forgot. Now I'm use to it and it doesnt bother me enough to warrant a high position on list of purchases.
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I have the Rox 2" but not 45 degrees back...maybe more like 30-ish degrees. Like Flynn I re-routed all the oem cables and it all fits fine without much play left. Oh, and my front end is not dropped, but the opposite, with the caps even with the tubes. I have read where identical bikes have different issues, so you might just get lucky. The Rox are not a huge investment, so worth a try & I bought the 2" brake line extension, but never installed it... if you are interested in it PM me.
May be worth noting that dropping or rising fork tubes through triple clamp makes no difference for cable slack. All cables go the engine or to the triple clamp itself (brake line) so front fork and suspension is not a consideration as far as the riser is concerned. Only check needed for slack is to go full left and right with the handlebar.
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