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Old 09-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Rox risers - is this normal

Just fitted rox risers to my bike, and there is a gap where the rear bolts go into the risers, and into the triple tree.



The bolts closest to the clocks are flush, and tight.

Is this normal?
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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You didn't tighten them sequentially. Unloosen them, do a little tightening on the front, then go to the back, repeat, repeat. Take each down a little at a time and they will even out the clamp.
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You didn't tighten them sequentially. Unloosen them, do a little tightening on the front, then go to the back, repeat, repeat. Take each down a little at a time and they will even out the clamp.
I can do that with the ones on the top, but there is no way I can get any of my tools to the bottom ones closest to the tank. I'd have thought that they should be ok?
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I can do that with the ones on the top, but there is no way I can get any of my tools to the bottom ones closest to the tank. I'd have thought that they should be ok?
Ran into the same concern when I first mounted the risers (had to take em off cause I didnt know what to do about the cables, and which, thanks to the JVB, will be re-routed when I get around to mounting em again).

Im glad someone brought this up. I believe the general consensus is you tighten the front and back bolts as much as you can yet still be able to adjust the bar position (closer or further). Once in the correct position you tighten just the two accessible bolts. If this isnt the case, my only guess is cut a custom size allan key.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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my only guess is cut a custom size allan key.
I did this with mine. I only left about 1/4 inch on the short end.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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I loosened the accessible ones, then the inaccessible ones weren't completely tight, so I tightened them up a bit more, moved the bars to the desired position, then tightened the accessible bolts. The bars aren't going anywhere! I'll go for a ride tomorrow for half an hour, then check the bolts when I get back.

If someone could confirm this is normal, I'd appreciate it.
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It can be challenging to tighten these up due to the access, the secret is to have toolbox full of lots of tools. It's not going to hurt anything if they are not dead even on the gaps, long as your bar and the riser is clamped and not moving, you're good to go. Rox Risers don't have splines machined in the clamping face - they should have - and tend to move on you when riding unless you get them good and tight, but not so tight that you twist off the bolts. I had them on my Triumph Scrambler, but didn't like them - always moving around.
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Sorry for the off-top question, but what the chances are that those risers will move if the bike is dropped?
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Mine are the same as the OPs. I thought they were all that way...



edit: no issues with slipping/moving here
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Sorry for the off-top question, but what the chances are that those risers will move if the bike is dropped?
Mine has been dropped plenty,no movement yet.

it is possible to get them how you think is tight, and then they can move with a sudden stop, or jump or something.

thisis why I cut down an allen and made sure they were actually tight.

the tighten as much as you can then push it up and tighten the other side sort of seemed hokey to me.
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Mine are the same as the OPs. I thought they were all that way...



edit: no issues with slipping/moving here
This is what mine look like! No problems after a couple years of use!
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Ha..no one here has seen how this is done for real...there should NOT be equal gap on them..

If correct..all the gap will be on one side..it's how they are from the factory..

Simply move bars out of way..just snug the inaccesible ones..move bars where you want..tighten the ones with the gap..Piece of cake..

I have mine adjusted such that the risers almost rest on the stock bolts..and I flipped my stock risers..
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Mine are the same as the OPs. I thought they were all that way...



edit: no issues with slipping/moving here
As they should be..
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actually, if it were correct, both saddles would be flat against each other, using the bolts in tension, and not shear.





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Ha..no one here has seen how this is done for real...there should NOT be equal gap on them..

If correct..all the gap will be on one side..it's how they are from the factory..

Simply move bars out of way..just snug the inaccesible ones..move bars where you want..tighten the ones with the gap..Piece of cake..

I have mine adjusted such that the risers almost rest on the stock bolts..and I flipped my stock risers..
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