Rox 2 Pivot Risers for 7/8 Handlebars
Good prodcut, but has a hex on it.
I purchased the Rox 2 Inch Pivoting risers based solely on good reviews. Unfortunately, the raisers are still sitting in my garage due to two problems with mounting them on my 2004 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom. First, as other reviewers have stated, the design of the Rox Pivoting Risers prohibits tightening both sets (upper and lower) of OEM hex key bolts on the V-Strom using a standard hex key (Allen Wrench). Second, at least with the 2 inch raisers, there is not enough slack in my Galfer stainless steel brake lines to turn the handle bars from stop to stop with the risers installed. The brake lines need about another two inches. (The raisers may work with OEM brake lines or 1 inch risers.) The Rox risers do appear to be of high quality and innovative design, but if Rox Fx wants them to work on the V-Strom or any motorcycle using hex key bolts to secure the handle bar mounts, they should include a modified hex key that will fit between the OEM hex key bolts and the bottom of the upper part of the risers. Probably a more costly option would be to provide standard hex bolts in the kit to replace the OEM hex key bolts. The standard hex bolts would not have the wrench clearance problem the hex key bolts present.
December 6, 2013
Great option for adjustablility
These work great! Easy to install and adjust. I have an 07' wee strom and did not have to replace any lines. However, I did somewhat reroute the brake line as it was a bit too tight for my comfort. I was able to remove it from the line holder that mounts to the front frame and tie strapped it to another wire bundle. This provided plenty of slack.
About 50% of my riding is off pavement, so being able to stand taller and more comfortable was worth every penny.
Also, I have the Moose Racing seat (which raised me about 2.5 inches over stock seat height) and I'm very happy to have the bar risers!
November 18, 2013
Great for tall riders
Finally I can sit comfortably without reaching, makes riding on the pegs a whole lot easier!
November 5, 2013
Improved Comfort on Ducati Monster 695
My 5'1" wife is more comfortable, and for longer, on her Ducati M695 with the extra rise in the handlebars.
I had to adjust the banjo fittings on the brake lines and re-anchor some of the other control lines, but I didn't have to replace anything. I'd say this is just as much rise as you could possibly get on a Ducati M695 without replacing the brake lines.
November 4, 2013
Product works and looks great.
I've used a few different bar risers and found the Rox risers to be by far the best quality and easy to install. They offer a multitude of adjustments with the ability to rotate the risers in conjunction with being able to rotate your bars also. Not sure why the Black finish is higher as this is what I wanted but found it not necessary and opted for the Silver to save a couple bucks.
October 7, 2013
nice finish easy to install
easy to install looks good gives me better riding position
September 9, 2013
Great quality, challenge to set perfect handlebar position.
These risers put the aftermarket handlebar on my 2005 DL 650 almost right where I want them. I say almost due to the fact the rear clamp bolts cannot be accessed to tighten on the top triple clamp with the handlebar located in the perfect position.
Several riders have mentioned tightening one set of clamp bolts, rotating risers to position and tightening the remaining clamp bolts on the top triple clamp. Setting the torque value on two bolts would not allow me to rotate the risers. I ended up getting them into a 95% ideal position and tightening with a modified short hex key I have. Note I am not talking about the clamp bolts on the risers themselves, I'm referring to the OEM bolts on the original clamps.
Overall I'm happy with the results; good machining and finish on the risers, appears that they will hold up longer than the bike (which is nearing 100k miles).
August 11, 2013
Risers are very well made. I installed on my DL1000, but did not like the feel of the bars. The OEM bolts are Allen so had to mount the risers at almost full 90 degrees in order to tighten the bolts. Ended up with handle bars back 2" which tended to stretch the brake line tighter than I liked. (I had to remove all the line anchors at the neck, still tight) Also felt like the bars were so far back it was like driving a rear tine tiller. Not what I really wanted. But still a good product, just not for the V.
July 10, 2013