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Old 06-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #31
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22mm open end wrench & torque on the top nuts is 40nm

For the GS LC you actually need a 22mm open end wrench and the torque on the top nuts is 40nm & use blue loctite if you reuse the nuts. (This from my dealer's service dept. who've been great in providing this kind of info.)

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Dropping the fork tube is super easy and simple. I just did my 2013 camhead and was really amazed how easy it was. There are several threads available to show you how. I think all you need is a 19mm open end wrench and a 14mm socket/ratchet.

I also had to reposition the throttle cable but you may not have that problem since you are doing the fly by wire thing.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #32
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For the GS LC you actually need a 22mm open end wrench and the torque on the top nuts is 40nm & use blue loctite if you reuse the nuts. (This from my dealer's service dept. who've been great in providing this kind of info.)
Doc - Mine are on order and should arrive next week. Did you have any issues with cable length?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:26 PM   #33
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Doc - Mine are on order and should arrive next week. Did you have any issues with cable length?
No but one side (can't remember which) is snug when you've got the bars all the way over. I'm going to drop the forks tomorrow and reroute the cables, just to be sure. That seems to be a relatively easy and quick task.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #34
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No but one side (can't remember which) is snug when you've got the bars all the way over. I'm going to drop the forks tomorrow and reroute the cables, just to be sure. That seems to be a relatively easy and quick task.
Yeah. Looks like mine are already a bit snug on the right so I'll plan on that too. I may see if I can snip some zip ties first tho.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:21 AM   #35
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Wanna sell the risers from you old GS?

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I attempted to install my Rox risers from my previous GS on the new one not knowing anout the change in diameter. Obviously they didntbwork. Good news is there appears to be plenty of excess wiring to allow risers without any modification.
I'm looking for a set for my '05 GS if you want to sell them. PM me if interested.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:52 PM   #36
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dropping the forks to relocate the cables

I had to buy a 22mm open end wrench to do this and also needed my wife to hold it (which keeps the fork from turning) while I loosened the nut on top of the forks. The same with putting the nut back on (w/blue loctite) and tightening it to 40nm w/the torque wrench. Maybe you could do this yourself. I didn't want to risk stripping the nut with the socket wrench.

Other than that, it really was easy and took no time at all. I cut the zip tie on the right cable but didn't need to cut the zip tie on the left.

I'm not sure you need to do this with the 40mm risers but in all likelihood will need to do it with the taller, adjustable Rox Risers that Chris is just finishing up the prototype. I'll be beta testing these too
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #37
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I'm looking for a set for my '05 GS if you want to sell them. PM me if interested.
Already sold them. Sorry.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #38
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Installed my Rox *block* risers today. Fine quality and easy installation. They provide 35mm of rise over stock.

I did clip the front zip tie on the right. I'll watch it and decide later if I want to reroute the cables behind.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:18 AM   #39
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riser height

Cool. I really like the prototype I've been using. I believe they're 40mm though.

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Installed my Rox *block* risers today. Fine quality and easy installation. They provide 35mm of rise over stock.

I did clip the front zip tie on the right. I'll watch it and decide later if I want to reroute the cables behind.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #40
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That are indeed 40mm. Clearly mis-measured
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #41
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #42
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Rox 40mm block risers.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #43
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ROX SPEED FX 2012 BMW LC 2" Pivoting riser

Hey All,

Its been a bit since I have laid some tracks down on this thread so I thought I would give you an update. The LC riser R&D is complete after spending the weekend in Salem (MOA) with the Prototypes we designed. The prototypes were 2.25" in height, I have changed that to 2.125" for the final design. BMW chose to bump up the diameter of the stock clamps and handle bars to 1.25" diameter on the 2012 LC. It is NOT the same as previous GS1200 models which are 1-1/8" dia. or 7/8" dia. depending on the year and model. Hope that answers the questions being asked here.

We also have the solution for the cables. I have pics of what we did which will be in the instructions provided with the package. We did move the right side cables to the outside of the triple clamp. there is a factory placed zip tie hole on the shroud support on the right side that works perfectly for retaining the brake line and electrical lines running from the right handlebar controls. Zip ties were cut as far back on all cables (right and left controls) as we could. We loosed the clutch lever bracket and moved it inboard on the handle bar 1/8"-3/16" which gave us enough slack/play in the line to not have to move it outside the triple tree. I prefer that move anyways as I like to have my pointer and index finger resting in the elbow of the clutch lever vs the upper arm.

here is a 3D model of the final design coming off the machine centers this week. My hope NOW is to have product available in two weeks time. Thanks for your patience.

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Old 08-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #44
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Right side cable routing pic. Outside the triple tree and zip tied to the OEM provided hole in the subframe.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...4/IMG_6908.JPG
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #45
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block vs. adjustable risers

As the beta tester for Chris and Rox I can testify that the adjustable risers are more comfy than the non-adjustable, block risers. For me, at least. (I'm 6'4" w/34" inseam.)

I was in Salem and helped Chris figure out whether the adjustable risers were going to work or not. We ended up installing the adjustable risers on the demo GS LC that Adventure Designs had there to show off the products they were offering.
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