Rox 2 Pivot Risers for 7/8 Handlebars
Great once it's on. Some installation challenges.
I installed these on my 2003 BMW F650 GS. I did need to purchase a longer front brake cable. The installation process is pretty straight forward once you have your cables and electric routing worked out. The only annoyance with the Rox Risers is the position of the bolts. At least with my handlebars, once they're in place where you want them, it's nearly impossible to access the bolts to tighten them down. I ended up sawing off the short end of a hex wrench to get it to fit into the tight space. I'm keeping that tool in my kit, as I won't be able to make adjustments to the position without it.
As for functionality, they're great! The pivoting plus the rise gives you a wide range to find your perfect placement, and makes stand-up time much more comfortable - not to mention better bike control.
March 31, 2016
Remote feel after installing
I installed these on an F650GS inline twin. Upon installing them I felt a disconnect on the bike. I felt the bars were misaligned or something, yet when I removed these the bars felt fine, not remote or twisted, just still too far away from me. (Short arms :-) )
I tried multiple times to re-install them and align them but it always felt "off" to me. I purchased a product later for another bike called PowerMadd 45430 PowerRiser 475 - 2" Tall X 4.75" Wide, 7/8" bars to 7/8" bars. They are a solid riser and not separate like the Rox. Sooo much better. I don't think Revzilla has them but if they did, I'd have bought them from Revzilla. Hopefully they'll read this and perhaps they will.
March 28, 2016
Quick way to add comfort to your stance.
Worth the money! It is worth noting that I had to cut a few of the factory zip-ties in order to make the handlebars reach their new position.
Would have given it 5 stars except for how the bars have to be tightened. Its a little strange and left me wondering if the bars would be tight enough. Hope Rox comes up with a design fix for this to give it's customers a warm fuzzy. To be fair they haven't moved after a few weeks of city driving.
Worth the purchase!
February 23, 2016
Does exactly has advertised, No surprises.
Easy to install, excellent finish.
Only issue is the length of your stock cables, may or not be a problem.
December 14, 2015
What my poor back needed!
I held off on picking these up for quite some time, as I was worried installation would be a pita. Finally bit the bullet and got a set and I couldn't be more pleased! They went on fairly easy and getting them set just right took some measuring. Now I can ride standing up for extended periods of time without my back hurting, would buy again.
2015 drz-400s w pro taper cr hi bend 6'1
November 23, 2015
Love the adjustment that these allow. Brought my bard back just enough I wasn't reaching anymore. Only gripe was getting to the bolts to tighten was interesting. My V-Strom 650 had just enough cable length.
October 19, 2015
Great product, as expected
Rox Risers are a simple product, but most welcome if you want or need a little bit different posture on your bike. I was a bit concerned when I got them that it would be difficult to maintain proper handlebar alignment with these. While it's certainly possible to misalign them, I found that they wanted to self-align so long as I tightened the bolts gradually, alternating from one to the other.
I now have a more comfortable posture on my bike, particularly since I've raised the seat and pushed the seating position back some.
August 3, 2015
Every little bit helps
I'm 6'6" and the stock handlebars on my 2006 V-Strom weren't high enough to be comfortable. I bought the Rox risers because they were adjustable and offered the most lift. They also did not require changing any wiring. The two tricks in the installation is to tighten them evenly and to find an adjustment that still allows access to tighten the lower bolts. Once installed I felt an immediate improvement in my comfort on the bike.
June 9, 2015