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post #1 of 17 Old 08-23-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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How the heck do you tighten down Rox risers?

I'm pretty mechanically inclined and all but how in the heck do you tighten down the stock bar clamps under your rox risers (I have 2")? Once you put the rox on, there is very little clearance between the bottom of the riser and the hex bolt on the factory clamp. You just can't fit an allen wrench in there. I had two wrenches, so I even cut one down to about 1/4" but still no love. Anyone have any pointers? I got it tightened down by snugging in the rear bolts first and then sort of forcing the rox to rotate back, then I tightened down the fronts. It worked but it limits how much I can adjust them back as the farther back I rotate them, the less clearance there is:



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I don't have these, but just brainstorming, what if you take the handle bars out of the risers, then tighten through the holes, then add the bars back on?

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I don't have these, but just brainstorming, what if you take the handle bars out of the risers, then tighten through the holes, then add the bars back on?
Seems the only way to do it which makes adjustment a bit of a nuisance. I would be interested in how satisfied you are with the Rox risers? Do they give you enough adjustment to make a significant difference?

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Also, did you have any issues with any of the lines/cables? I've read that others who've used the 1" up/1" back risers barely had enough slack to make it work with the stock lines/cables. The Rox risers raise the bars higher, so I'm wondering about your install.
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Tighten the back one down(closest to tank that you can't get to) first.

Lossen both of them but losen the front one alot. Move your bars forward just enough to get to the back one. Tighten it down as much as you can but still allowing you to move the bars. Then with the back one tightened down as much as you can, move your bars into the position you want the bars in and then tighten the front one.
Since you lossened it more than the front the rear one should have been able to be tightend nearly to the point of that gap is all gone. Then went you tighten the front one.. it closes the gap and thus tightens down the whole assembly(putting pressure on the back bolt) and keeps it all tight.

Been working on mine for thousands of miles now and nothings worked its way loose.

A bit of a pain... but worth the extra adjustments over the 1" up and back risers!!!

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Also, did you have any issues with any of the lines/cables? I've read that others who've used the 1" up/1" back risers barely had enough slack to make it work with the stock lines/cables. The Rox risers raise the bars higher, so I'm wondering about your install.
I cut the metal coil holders to fee up slack. Then pull all the slack you can from the wires coming from under the tank. Depending on where you have your risers that is enough. For this position in the pic above.. i doubt that is enough. You may need to get the wire loom extentions from Easter Beaver for more slack.(or extend them yourself of course)

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I cut the metal coil holders to fee up slack. Then pull all the slack you can from the wires coming from under the tank. Depending on where you have your risers that is enough. For this position in the pic above.. i doubt that is enough. You may need to get the wire loom extentions from Easter Beaver for more slack.(or extend them yourself of course)
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Do you have an ABS bike?

no.. mines non-abs. Not sure how that would work for ABS.

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I have a 2002 vee and I did mine the way that Gravehunter did his. I did have to make all my electric lines longer and redo the brake lines. I love the riser. Chuck
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