Rox Low Pro 1 3/4 Pivot Risers
Good product, but definitely things to be aware of..
Tough to accurately rate this product. It is excellent in craftsmanship,finish, and performance. With this said, it is not terrifically different than a (cheaper, significantly easier to install) straight vertical bar riser. Just depends on your particular need.
The pivot feature is obviously nice in being able to adjust where the bars go in a forward/ back orientation. I'm always stretching my arms to reach the bars, pronating my shoulders forward, which leads to discomfort on long rides.
As seen in the pics, I installed these with the pivots back (toward my body) as far as possible. I've noticed a significant improvement in my riding position for my shoulders and less muscle pain. Very pleased in this regard.
In terms of the install specific to a 2015 BMW F800GS - I read reports saying some had cable issues, while others did not. Having them pulled all the way back as I have is the maximum test for cable length. I had to move the mirror/ brake and clutch assemblies inward on the bar to accommodate the binding issues (approximately 1.5 - 2cm) on each side. I didn't want to do this, but had no choice, as it was pulling badly when the wheel was turned fully. This means less mirror visibility, and having to angle the levers up a little further than ideal to fit it all with the handgrips/ guards. A containment ring for the clutch cables, etc was also removed to allow more movement. Cables are still bound with zap straps below and it works this way (see before and after pics for reference).
Additionally, the clearance is low when doing anything but installing them vertically (in which case, no need for the pivoting version). You need to tighten the screws 90% (or as tight as is possible while still being able to move them to the opposite side). After fastening the back screws I used a rubber mallet and towel and banged pretty hard to move the mount to the final back position, then tightened the last two bolts which are exposed. Not ideal, but is what it takes.
Rox in no way advertises that their product is a 'quick pivot'. Any adjustment forward or back after install would take quite a bit of time. In a perfect world, would love to see them find a way to do that. Likewise, a solution for the low clearance would be great. Overall a great product though. Looks fantastic and performs just as needed.
Please check pictures to see install before and after - Red arrow indicates where the brake cable is at its limit on the top tree, with the wheel turned.
Other arrow shows where the containment ring was removed to allow more movement for clutch cable.
Good luck and enjoy your ride!
June 18, 2016
Works...but with limited positioning
I found it necessary to use the Rox Riser top clamp to interface with the BMW lower and the BMW top clamp to interface with the Rox Riser lower in order to have enough clearance for install. Unless new fasteners of a different style are sourced, the design is limited to position way back or way forward, nothing in-between. I’m 6’2” and my commuter ergonomics were improved positioned way back. All cables OK, and clearance with my Ztechnik Vstream windshield OK at steering lock position.
May 29, 2016
As many folks have commented, the installation of this pivot riser on a f800gs is somewhat flawed. It feels like the design of this riser was originally designed for another handlebar configuration and they decided it was good enough for the f800gs. Some extra R&D could make this product much easier to install and adjustable. You can either install it rotated all the way forward or all the way back, but nothing in-between. Once in place it does help tremendously for overall body position while standing on the pegs, especially for a 6'-0" tall rider. It appears as if this is the max. rise without adding a longer brake line.
May 25, 2016
Versatility and functionality
After trying standard risers on my F800GS and couldn't get them in the right position, these were the way to go. They adjust at two points, allowing for the best setting for your riding style. I wouldn't consider any other riser after using these.
May 24, 2016
Does the Job !!
Although not listed for the 2015 Versys 1000, it works. At 5'9", I needed the handle bar set-back just a little. These pull-back/risers do just what I needed. My rear now touches the seat stop with a slight bend in my elbows. I angled the riser to match the angle of the factory handle bar holder. The brake line has a plastic hold down strap between the triple-clamps that needs to be disconnected. Other than that, the clutch cable and brake line do not need to be replaced, they are tight at full left and right steering lock, but doesn't appear to be stretching the brake line at full left turn.
May 17, 2016
2016 BMW S1000R Rox Bar Risers
I purchased these for my F800 GSA but ended up installing them on my 2016 S1000R. They fit great, took 5 minutes to install. I have relatively short arms so these risers moved the bars up and back to a perfect position. I moved the clutch perch toward the center of the bar so the stock clutch cable length is fine.
March 24, 2016
good product. should have some non slip surface on the risers to prevent movement. should be some instructions. you have to realize how to mount them semi- tight then rotate them so you can get at the bolts holding the risers to the bike. these are so short you cn't get a wrench in there. as a result it limits the positions the risers can rotate to.
March 15, 2016
Fits 2014 KTM 1190 with ease
These bolted on my 1190 in about five minutes. The cables reach fine. It's easy to adjust the angle of the risers after assembly because they're held in place with the original hex-head bolts (as opposed to allen heads used on some bike which would be tough to get at).
I think these are a good compromise - enough rise to make it more comfortable standing up without needing longer cables or any other modifications.
February 19, 2016