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post #1 of 13 Old 05-29-2008, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rox Install Question

Planning on a Rox Riser install soon. Looking at the pixture of the Rox at a 45 degree angle...how do you tighten the bottom clamp bolt? It would appear the part of the Rox that holds the handlebar is going to prevent getting an allen wrench in there to tighten it...if youve installed one how did you tighten the bottom bolt?
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I cut the short leg off of a allen wrench and used that. Works best to tighten up the back bolt first & then the front.

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I cut the short leg off of a allen wrench and used that. Works best to tighten up the back bolt first & then the front.
You mean like a one inch piece of a 6mm allen wrench and turn it with a 6mm open end wrench?
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I believe he means cut off the wrench and use the new "shorter" tool.
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^^^^Yep, that. Sorry for the confusion. Cut the short leg off & use what's left (of the original wrench) to tighten the bolt.

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Or...you could replace the lower allen bolts with hex heads bolts. Then a wrench could fit under the rox's.
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Or...you could replace the lower allen bolts with hex heads bolts. Then a wrench could fit under the rox's.
Doable, but you'd have to put washers or a spacer under the bolt head as it's recessed into the bar mount cap. Might cause clearance issues depending on how far back you need the bars to be.

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Ditto on Jim's comment (Hey Jim....here you are only 30 miles away too). I bought a cheap set of extra metric allen wrenches, used my dremel to cut off the short side wrench, then tossed the set into my tool kit after tightening them down. Would not have worked well otherwise.
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+1. The cut-down hex key works just fine. You only need maybe a 1/4" or so of length left on the short leg.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-30-2008, 04:38 PM
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Ditto on Jim's comment (Hey Jim....here you are only 30 miles away too).[snip]
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