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Old 01-09-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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How high handlebar risers with stock cables?

Does anyone know how high I can go with handlebar risers without having to change to longer cables? I'm looking at the Rox Speed fx risers for my 950 Adventure. They add about 2".

Thanks, Mike
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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I got a 990 and that would be stretch.

Way around it is to reroute the 90 degree elbow at the hand grip so cables exit below the bars (basically by rotating throttle assembly 180 degrees per Roughidle, below).
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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Does anyone know how high I can go with handlebar risers without having to change to longer cables? I'm looking at the Rox Speed fx risers for my 950 Adventure. They add about 2".

Thanks, Mike
I have the Rox Risers on my 950 they add 2.25" with no porblems.

Beware though, dont just bolt them on, make sure you dig around under your headlight for more wire slack.

Flipping your throttle over 180deg. is a must aswell. no big deal to do.

I origionally had the TT risers on my bike and I was stupid enough to not re-arange the wires, eventually my Kill switch wires rubbed through on the steering lock lug and it started blowing fuses/ shutting the bike down when I turned right.

The Rox risers are better to start with becasue you can position them forward to reduce wire stress, but if you take care in regards to wire slack you will be fine, i've had mine since august and LOVE them.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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Good info. I love riding standing up and the stock hight is just a bit too short.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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950 or 990? I have a 950 and have the Rox. I didn't search for slack, I had enough, but I did do the reverse throttle housing mod.

They were tall at first but I am used to them now and standing up is lots better!

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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I got a 990 and that would be stretch.

Way around it is to reroute the 90 degree elbow at the hand grip so cables exit below the bars (basically by rotating throttle assembly 180 degrees per Roughidle, below).
So are 2" risers not an option with the stock cables on a 990? That's the direction I'd like to go, but it doesn't look like a lot of play on either side. The cost of new cables may be a deterent... Can anyone who has 2" risers on a 990 comment?
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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I put the Scotts dampner/triple clamp combo along with the Touratech bar risers - approx 2" total rise on my 990. Like previous posts said, you need to rotate the throttle assembly 180 degrees so the cables are at the bottom. No need to do anything with the clutch cable. All wires seem to have enough play.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:11 AM   #8
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I also have Scotts triple clamp with added tour tech risers. Everything fits fine. I did not need to rotate the throttle cables like some others have said. My freind with rox risers on top of his Scotts triple clamp did rotate throttle cables under the bar but everything else fit fine.
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cool! I think 2" will be perfect for me, I'm gonna get the ROX risers and can hopefully make 'em fit.

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Old 07-29-2008, 10:08 AM   #10
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990 (not S), Rox risers 2+", no problems at all. I just had to reverse the throttle and cut some zip-ties in the frame area behind the front light assembly. It is a 15min job.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:22 AM   #11
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Hi, is there some kit for handlebars raisers over 5cm? I mean, I have SW-Motech handlebar raisers and I am not able to fully turn right, because of throttle wires and front brake hose.
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Does anyone know how high I can go with handlebar risers without having to change to longer cables? I'm looking at the Rox Speed fx risers for my 950 Adventure. They add about 2".

Thanks, Mike
The 1.75" ROX Riser is intended/suited for the 950/990
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