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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2019, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Vstrom 1000XT bar risers or bar backs.

Does anyone know where I can purchase bar risers or bar backs for my 2018 DL1000 XT?? A link would be great. For some reason I can only find risers for the regular DL1000 and not the XT. For some reason they are not comparable. I think it may be a different handlebar diameter or something???? Thanks in advance.

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I don't own that bike, but do the two 1000 versions differ in braking systems? Different length brake lines due to ABS? Different diameter handlebar?

I just ordered Revzilla's Zeta up and back risers. I've seen other references to this riser for various models of VStroms. Hope this helps.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ndlebar-risers

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I was able to do further research and found that the 2018 DL1000 XT model uses a tapered bar which is 1 1/8 diameter at the clamps. The link to revzilla led me to the Rox offset risers. I decided on the 11/4 rise with 1" offset in black so hopefully I will have enough cable play and enough movement to get rid of the annoying pain I get between my shoulder blades.

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I hope they do the trick for you. Rox makes good stuff, it seems.

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I replied to your other thread.

I have tried three sets for my 2018 DL1000 XT, a 20-mm riser set from SW Motech, a 30mm rise and 20 mm back set also from SW Motech and a custom set — read expensive — from Gilles that is completely adjustable for height —in 5 mm increments — and rear set back — in 3.6 mm increments. I am currently using this one with 28-mm shims for rise (20-mm higher) and 21.6-mm for rear sweep.l This is is perfect for me. Part number is Gilles 2DGT-02-07

To accommodate the 20-mm only risers, nit change were necessary. For the others, I have 50-mm longer brake hoses from Fren Tubo (best brake lines and then come with stock Suzuki ABS attachments unlike the cheaper stuff from Golfer and others). For the electric line on the left side, i just snipped one tie wrap and we were good to go.

for the right side, I unbolted the right side switch and passed it underneath the tryple clamp so it no exits behind the forks. Lots of room. Suck tip wile doing this. There's a hook mechanism attached to the front of the triple clamp to hold the throttle cables and this electric wire. Slide the throttle cables out followed by the electric cable. Then replace the throttle cable back in position. This not only lets you route the electric cable as suggested above but also gives the throttle cables more play.

with these easy mods I'd suggest you could accommodate all the way to a rox 2-inch riser

The gilles have a lot of strong points. I may write up a post omg them. One small drawback that I will correct later. But the availability of being able to adjust them (it takes about 5 minutes and nothing more than a 15-mm socket with a six inch extension and a wobbly attachment to do). I tried four settings in an afternoon before settling on my final choice which is nothing short of perfection.

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I replied to your other thread.



I have tried three sets for my 2018 DL1000 XT, a 20-mm riser set from SW Motech, a 30mm rise and 20 mm back set also from SW Motech and a custom set — read expensive — from Gilles that is completely adjustable for height —in 5 mm increments — and rear set back — in 3.6 mm increments. I am currently using this one with 28-mm shims for rise (20-mm higher) and 21.6-mm for rear sweep.l This is is perfect for me. Part number is Gilles 2DGT-02-07



To accommodate the 20-mm only risers, nit change were necessary. For the others, I have 50-mm longer brake hoses from Fren Tubo (best brake lines and then come with stock Suzuki ABS attachments unlike the cheaper stuff from Golfer and others). For the electric line on the left side, i just snipped one tie wrap and we were good to go.



for the right side, I unbolted the right side switch and passed it underneath the tryple clamp so it no exits behind the forks. Lots of room. Suck tip wile doing this. There's a hook mechanism attached to the front of the triple clamp to hold the throttle cables and this electric wire. Slide the throttle cables out followed by the electric cable. Then replace the throttle cable back in position. This not only lets you route the electric cable as suggested above but also gives the throttle cables more play.



with these easy mods I'd suggest you could accommodate all the way to a rox 2-inch riser



The gilles have a lot of strong points. I may write up a post omg them. One small drawback that I will correct later. But the availability of being able to adjust them (it takes about 5 minutes and nothing more than a 15-mm socket with a six inch extension and a wobbly attachment to do). I tried four settings in an afternoon before settling on my final choice which is nothing short of perfection.



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Thanks for the info. I went with the smallest level of rise and sweep with the 1 1/4. So I believe it 1 1/4 rise and 1" back. From what I've read on the Rox site in the reviews guys said no modifications of the cables needed. I would imagine I probably would remove the zip ties and whatever other fasteners for the cables to give a little more play. I'm hoping I don't have to change anything other then that.

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Thanks for the info. I went with the smallest level of rise and sweep with the 1 1/4. So I believe it 1 1/4 rise and 1" back. From what I've read on the Rox site in the reviews guys said no modifications of the cables needed. I would imagine I probably would remove the zip ties and whatever other fasteners for the cables to give a little more play. I'm hoping I don't have to change anything other then that.

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so the total distance extended will be about 1-2/3 inches (the square root of 1.25 squared and 1 squared).

It will be tight. I suspect, you'll have to root the right side electric cable beneath the trips clamp. That should also give the throttle cables more play. It will be tight on brakes hydraulic line though.
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