Rox 2 Pivot Risers for BMW R1200GS / Adventure
Must have for GS
I have 2 GSWC GS's and am larger than the average bear. Even for the limited amount of riding I do off-road, it makes for much better positioning and for the road, allowing a more upright sitting is ideal for me. Second most important farkle you can add to your GS after new seat! Great adjustability and concern over getting to all bolts to secure is over blown. Just tighten the back two until the bars just barely move, position them, and tighten the two front ones. Bingo!
November 16, 2015
Hard to adjust.
I had a hard time lining up the two sides. I would STRONGLY recommend indexing marks like the ones found on the BMW handle bars, Without them it is extremely hard to line-up evenly the two sides. Mine are still not exact after two attempts of adjustment.
November 2, 2015
Slick product. Not quite flawless though.
These risers to what they're designed to, for sure. My biggest complaint is that if you pivot them either forward or back, you'll never be able to get a Torx driver in to tighten the clamps on your triple tree. I'm going to swap the stock Torx bolts for allen head ones, and modify an allen wrench so I can actually tighten the clamps effectively. Something I shouldn't have to do, or should at least be warned of, perhaps a customized tool included with the purchase.
Finish is fine. I'm mildly OCD, so it kind of bugs me that the replacement clamps are slightly narrower than the factory ones. Looks a bit "off," but I'm really nitpicking here.
The review video here on Revzilla has a comment to the effect of "I don't like how they can rotate out of alignment, especially if you crash a lot like you might on an adventure bike." I don't think the reviewer had any actual experience with these clamps, or actually thought about what he was saying. He suggested adding a reinforcing bar to keep the clamps aligned to one another. The 1-1/4" tubing they're clamped onto is a much more solid "alignment bar" than any additional banding you might add. In order to misalign these, if installed properly, you would literally have to bend your handlebars between them, and I suspect your bike is comfortably disabled for a number of reasons if you put it down hard enough to do that.
Aside from the install pains caused by low-to-no clearance for the clamp screws, they go on easily, offer plenty of adjustment, and quite simply do their job. They bring the bars into MUCH better position for stand-up riding, without tilting the bars and cranking the clutch and brake lever into uncomfortable lowered positions.
September 1, 2015
Made trip much more comfortable
After getting these bars I took 2000 mile trip. Bar risers made trip so much more comfortable.
August 17, 2015
Installable by a rookie
I struggled a little with the installation, but overall, the end product is great and moves the bars back just enough. I had to reroute my cables on my 2015 R1200GS.
August 10, 2015
Who doesn't want an extra 2 inches??
I'm 6'7" so I need all the bar height I can get if I want to ride standing up.
I purchased the 2 inch Rox risers for my 2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure and couldn't be happier.
It took about an hour to install taking my time to get the front bolts set before tightening the rears (I have the bars forward of the original position).
They raise the bars up to a [perfect rising height for me, they are colour matched to BMW silver so while they are aftermarket they don't look out of place.
Highly recommended, just wish they made a 3 inch version.
July 20, 2015
Great Adjustability, but Semi-Tricky Install
I just installed these risers on my 2015 GSA, and they work great! There are couple things that should be known on the install though. The bolts on the top clamping support of the fork cross brace are obstructed by the risers in certain positions, which make tightening them difficult. I had to tighten the front side bolt (finger tight), so that the top pivots could still be rotated, and then torque down the opposing side for the final tightening.
Be CAUTIOUS when you disconnect the stanchions for cable reroute ('13-15 GS / GSA); There is a 22mm nut (fixed) to the top of the stanchion tube under the cross brace that must be held to loosen the top nut. This is aluminum, and if you don't have the proper tool, you will damage or possibly strip this nut. I used a crescent wrench with a thin piece of leather to protect the nut, but ideally you should use a 22mm "service wrench" for this task.
July 20, 2015
Looks Good Works Well...
The look good and they are functional. Put them on my bike ( R 1200 GS, 2015) and I have found that I'm more comfortable on the bike and now have an infinite amount of adjustment.
I believe that you should reroute your cables on the outside of the triple clamp/fork. I found that the brake and clutch lines were under stress when the bar were turned in hard.
Its an easy job, less than five minutes a side. See the ROX website for the how too photos.
July 6, 2015