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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2008, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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ROX vs Genmar

Hi All,
About to make the first mod to my new Wee - up and back risers. Can't decide between the ROX adjustable or the Genmars. Is this truly a "flip a coin" deal or does anyone have a strong preference one way or another?

I'd love to hear your opinions.

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2008, 11:37 AM
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Whatever you choose, make sure you have adequate cable length.
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-30-2008, 11:51 AM
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I have a set of Rox on order. So I will let you know how they worked out. Ive used genmar up and backs on a BMW and they worked great. I suspect there is no difference but the rox are cheaper. I dont put much stock in the "adjustable" claim since up/down and front/back cant be adjusted independently. I removed the handlebar mounts, loosened some cable clamps and appeared to have plenty of cable lenth. 05 Wee. Blue in color.
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I put ROX risers on my 07 Wee. The only issue I had with cable length was where the brake line is attached to the lower fork clamp. I had to rotate that clip a bit to make it fit. Although up/down front/back isn't independently adjustable, I liked the "infinite" range of adjustabilty. Yeah, I know, it's not infinite, but you know what I mean :rolleyes: Plus they look OK.

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so no real big pro/cons between the two? i'm trying to decide on which for my 07 V
like the idea of 'infinite' adjustability makes them seem better than the genmar's
but being two separate 'moving' pieces makes me wonder if you can get them not quite aligned and have bars slightly askew from the tree and cause handling problems
where the genmars are fixed/rigid and look 'stock'ish

although the rox look cooler imho and are cheaper

decisions, decisions

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I just installed Rox Risers on my 07 ABS Wee.

I had to install a longer front brake hose, which I believe is typical for this model and perhaps exclusive to it as well. It was also the biggest hassle of the whole thing, but I replaced my brake fluid a year earlier than spec.

I'm very happy with the risers, the only problem is tightening the lower clamp bolts. Roll the risers forward to tighten the rear lower clamp bolts to where you can just barely roll the risers back. Then you can tighten the fronts to clamp things down. the other option is hex heaqd bolts or special tools.

I don't know about the Genmars, but I like being able to rotate the risers as well as the bars.

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I have a set of Rox on order. So I will let you know how they worked out. Ive used genmar up and backs on a BMW and they worked great. I suspect there is no difference but the rox are cheaper. I dont put much stock in the "adjustable" claim since up/down and front/back cant be adjusted independently. I removed the handlebar mounts, loosened some cable clamps and appeared to have plenty of cable lenth. 05 Wee. Blue in color.
I have my set of ROX installed on the bike now, an 05 model. There were no cable/hose lenth issues at all. I expect I could even have gone more than the 2 inches these risers allow. My arm/neck is now good to go!

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I've used both. The only question is how you fit the bike, ergonomically, with either one. The GenMar's are lower, and about as far back, but cannot be adjusted other than rotating the handlebars. The Rox risers are 2" tall and can rotate about as far back. Your arms and hands will be higher up than with the GenMar's. The added benefit to the Rox's aside from the cost, is that not only can you rotate the bars in the clamps, you can also rotate the risers themselves, back and forth to bring the bars closer to you or farther away. I now have a set of risers that only raise the handlebars an inch, and they're inadequate. I'm going back to the Rox's. JMHO

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i'm curious what the differences are between these....

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ROX-P...spagenameZWD1V

other than one being black obviously, they're both labeled as rox but one is powermadd, and is shaped differently

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