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post #1 of 17 Old 08-02-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Added Rox Risers; cables too tight

I added a set of Rox P2 2 inch risers to my '07 DL1000. Even after loosening/removing all the electrical/hydraulic/throttle cables I can't get much more than about 1.25 inch rise, and zero pull back. From the research I did prior to getting these risers I must have the DL1000 that used the last of the cables at the Suzuki builders.

Any ideas how to get some additional slack? The throttles are my biggest concern, even though the rpm is not affected more than maybe 100 rpm at full right lock of the handlebars - which is much farther right than I'd ever turn the bars in practice. The next tightest is the clutch hydraulic line. I've removed the one "cable guide" on the left side of the steering head, but that line is still tighter than I'd like.

I will NOT be a happy camper if I have to replace hydraulic lines or throttle cables. I hope someone has some good info for me........please?:???:
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I was interested in these but maybe not now. Are you using stock bars or others?

I am wanting to raise the bars but use fatty bar that has less pull back and droop the stock bars are. More of an MX bend. Other have gone with an ATV bar but the pull back is worse then stock which cock my wrists. no good.

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Unfortunately, there's not much slack in the lines. I tried the Genmar barbacks and always had problems because there's no adjustment for the black sheath around the control cables. All you can do is remove the mounting brackets. The solution was to change the handlebars instead. For $30 it cured all my cable issues and the riding position is almost the same as with the barbacks.

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Other have gone with an ATV bar but the pull back is worse then stock which cock my wrists. no good.
Sorry, but wrong. The ProTaper SE bars have much LESS pullback, which eliminates the stress on the wrists. It's the primary reason most of us change to them... They are straighter and higher, with a slight turn *up* at the end, instead of down and out like the stockers.

And they are a hundred times more stable to boot. One of the best $65 I've spent on the bike.

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I was interested in these but maybe not now. Are you using stock bars or others..........
I'm using stock bars. I'd like to get more pullback, but probably won't if it costs me another $200 for longer cables and lines. There are others who used ROX risers WITHOUT having any problems, I think my 'Strom just has shorter cables and lines maybe.


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OH. I will check them out at the dealers to see if they have the SE. I just don't want the cross bar. My GPS sits where the cross bar would be so was thinking of risers and fatty bars but don't know if they are tall enough for me. At 6'7" the ergos is a small issue v. the average rider.

Obviously no problem with cables, hydr. lines etc.....

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I just installed the Rox 3R-P2SSM Pivoting Risers on my DL1000. My throttle cables are fine - plenty of slack. The clutch cable is taut but still ok. Later I may move it under the triple clamp instead of over.
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I have the ROX 2-inch risers installed on Africa Twiin bars (which are wider and higher than the stock Strom bars)

The brake lines had to be changed. The stock lines were too short to even reach the handle bar.

But the stock clutch, throttle and electrics can be used.

You will need to cut off any zip ties along the fork, etc holding these cables to free it up.

The clutch line and electrics needs to be re-routed to run behind the fork, and straight up to the handlebar.
This will give you more than enough freeplay.

The throttle cable had to be re-routed too, such that it turned in closer to the frame and ran straight down along the frame.
The cabling looks like it is bent in a slightly tight angle, but it is fine - does not stick or drag or affect the feel in any way. I've ridden it this way for 2 months now with no bad effects.

Drop me a line if you need some pictures, and I'll try to get something up.

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I just installed the Rox 3R-P2SSM Pivoting Risers on my DL1000. My throttle cables are fine - plenty of slack. The clutch cable is taut but still ok. Later I may move it under the triple clamp instead of over.
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Yeah, I think the cable and lines on mine must be shorter than most bikes. Dang.
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Perhaps it would make enough room if you raised the forks in the triple tree. Only takes a couple of minutes and a 10mm socket. They will move up about 3/4" before they hit the handlebars. It also makes the bike handle better in my opinion, but some feel it's too sensitive that way.

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