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Old 08-22-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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risers for f650gs

I have a 2012 F650gs. At this point riding mostly slab. I am having some shoulder arm issues -- possibly a Bankhart's tear in the shoulder -- diagnosis not final. In the meanwhile trying to minimize forward extensions of the right arm. I am thinking that moving the bars up and closer to me would be a good idea. Obviously keeping the cabling is a bonus -- if possible. I am thinking the 20mm for a start (maybe Wunderlich as I read about TT issues) or perhaps the Rox offset to bring the bars back. I am 5'10 or 5'11" with 30" inseam. Thoughts and suggestions please - especially anyone with an F658. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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I did the same thing on my 658 and it helps but I do still get shoulder/arm fatigue on long rides.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I did the same thing on my 658 and it helps but I do still get shoulder/arm fatigue on long rides.
Which riser?
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Don't waste your money on 20mm spacers. 20mm isn't even an inch. If you notice any rise at all you will get used to it in 5 minutes! Rox is the way to go for rise and set back. You will more than likely have to do a brake line and clutch cable. GH
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Mine are Touratech 20mm, they also make a 35mm. Tilting the bars back a little may help you too.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Check here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879823
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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I emailed Rox and they suggested Rox 2" Rise x 7/8" Stem Clamp x 7/8" Handlebar Pivoting Risers (1R-P2SSN) for a 2012 F650GS. They say the brake line needs to be longer but clutch etc. OK. Can anyone with a 658 confirm? I intend to move the bars back a ways (shorter reach) and up.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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I emailed Rox and they suggested Rox 2" Rise x 7/8" Stem Clamp x 7/8" Handlebar Pivoting Risers (1R-P2SSN) for a 2012 F650GS. They say the brake line needs to be longer but clutch etc. OK. Can anyone with a 658 confirm? I intend to move the bars back a ways (shorter reach) and up.
I have the 3R-B12POE Rox Risers on my 650 twin which raise and setback the handlebars maybe a inch or so each way. Changed my seat to a Sargent so I needed to set the bars back a little. Work great. On mine with these risers the front brake a little tight, but fine. I had to re-route the clutch cable to the front of the forks which gave adequate length. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:52 PM   #9
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I have the 3R-B12POEK Rox Risers on my 650 twin which raise and setback the handlebars maybe a inch or so each way. Changed my seat to a Sargent so I needed to set the bars back a little. Work great. On mine with these risers the front brake a little tight, but fine. I had to re-route the clutch cable to the front of the forks which gave adequate length. Hope this helps.
Any issues with blocking the key slot or hitting the trim around it? I notice that model has the inserts for the 7/8th bars -- 3R-B12PO seems to be for the 7/8th bars -- wondering if the 3R-B12POEK has some advantage. Thanks.
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Any issues with blocking the key slot or hitting the trim around it? I notice that model has the inserts for the 7/8th bars -- 3R-B12PO seems to be for the 7/8th bars -- wondering if the 3R-B12POEK has some advantage. Thanks.
At full lock it does hit the trim around the key slot, but is not a issue. I think that B12PO is for the fat bars only but not sure. Sorry but mine are actually the 3R-B12POE. (i edited my original post) No advantage that I know of except can use for 7/8 or 1 1/8 bars.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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I emailed Rox and they suggested Rox 2" Rise x 7/8" Stem Clamp x 7/8" Handlebar Pivoting Risers (1R-P2SSN) for a 2012 F650GS. They say the brake line needs to be longer but clutch etc. OK. Can anyone with a 658 confirm? I intend to move the bars back a ways (shorter reach) and up.
I did exactly that on mine. Worked great
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