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post #1 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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2 " riser issues

I'm hoping that someone has already done what I like to do with my 2012 ABS model. I'm planning on installing the ROX pivoting 2" risers on my bike and can't seem to get any definitive answers on whether I'll need to install longer cables. It seems that maybe just removing any tie clips that keep the cables in place will take care of the longer handlebar issues with the cables. I'm only 5-10" but I really do feel that the bars are not in the right place for me. Can't imagine how someone over 6' would feel comfortable. This bike is fairly new to me, and it just doesn't feel quite right in this regard. I've also heard that cable extenders would do the trick, but I don't know if this would even apply to this bike, and an entire new cable 2 " longer would be needed

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 11:45 AM
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I have a 05 1k. I added the same riser's to my bike. I did not have to add any length to any of the cables and I was able to keep all the tie clips in place.

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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2" riser block

thanks for the quick reply. I'm beginning to think that this issue may relate to ABS models only. does your 05 have ABS? If you look at the ROXSPEED website, it says "some models may need the longer cables" or something to that effect. I guess I'll just put them on and then go from there
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 12:03 PM
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I had to re-route nearly all the cables and I had to remove a couple clips, YMMV.

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 01:25 PM
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If you have a V-strom 650 I predict the brake hose will not reach and would need to be replaced (non-trivial to get the air out of the hose after installation). I installed a 1 1/4 inch "block offset" riser and the brake hose barely reached after I repositioned a brake hose support bracket. I didn't to get to cute with the brake hose for fear I would screw it up (a co-worker in France broke his leg in the Alps after his front brake failed).
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 02:50 PM
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ABS you have to reroute ...there is an extender/bleeder that makes it easier. One of the suppliers here has it. 25 mm is I think the limit without the extender
Been there

Are you sure you need 2" ?? You could try the 25mm ( 1" ) and see if it helps - risers are pretty inexpensive compared to extensive recabling.

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 06:53 PM
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I have a 2013. 650 and the Rox 2".
Did not extend the brake line, just rerouted the line. Full lock both left / right no stress on the brake line.
It worked in my bike.

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 08:00 PM
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It all depends on how far back towards the rider you need to rotate both the bars and the extenders. On mine, the reach over the tank was too long, I rotated everything way back and I ended up replacing all the control cables and rerouting the control wiring before I was satisfied that I could go from lock to lock without ever having to worry about it.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-12-2017, 08:00 PM
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I had the Rox 2" on mine and was able to get it to work without extending the brake line. I did re-route the cables to the backside of the triple tree and removed the clamp on the brake line, but it was still a little snug at full lock. I also had to loosely cable tie the brake line in one spot to keep it from catching on something when turning and making it tighter. Mostly what determines how much slack you have is the exact positioning of the bars...both the angle of the risers and how much the bars are rotated up or down in the clamp.

I think the best thing is to replace it with a longer line. If you do keep the existing line, be sure to test it thoroughly to make sure you're not putting undue stress on it.

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