Rox Low Pro 1 3/4 Pivot Risers
Solid product, easy to install
I chose the Rox low pro for my BMW f800 gsa after reading the reviews hoping I would not have to purchase longer cables. Install took about 20 minutes thanks to instructions left in another review. One of the complaints was that you can't install the risers in a straight up position, they can only be all the way forward or all the way back. That is correct but if you only wanted to raise your bars and not move them front or back you could do that for less than half the price with simple block risers and would not need this type in the first place. I am 5'7" with average arms so for me raising the bars and moving them back was important. They made a tremendous difference in ride comfort and I did not have to buy longer cables. There is very little difference in how the bike handles and nothing pinches. I have not taken it hard off road yet so I don't know how solid the clamps are but I would like to see some type of grooves inside the clamps. I'm a little worried about movement with the smooth surface. Either way, the change in posture and riding comfort made these risers worth every penny. I highly recommend them.
July 21, 2016
Just what I needed
I installed these on my 2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT. A little on the pricey side, but these were exactly what I needed to allow for better posture for longer distance riding. The install and adjustment took about 15 minutes. The black finish scratches fairly easily, so I'd recommend covering them with a shop rag or similar when tightening them to the OEM risers. The only negative I've experienced so far is the bike feels a little lazier in corners. The bike just doesn't handle as well as when the bars were lower and further forward in the stock risers.
June 28, 2016
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