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Old 04-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Thinking about Bar Risers for my 990R

Hi All

After riding my new 990 Adventure R for a week now i'm definitely in need of some bar risers.

I'm 6'4'' tall and not at all comfortable standing. I've moved the stock bars as forward as i'm comfortable with which obviously raises the stock bars a little, however they are still far too low.

I think i'd be more comfortable with +2"

Questions: Which are the best to go for? I've seen the Rox Risers and they look good. but I know nothing about them (quality etc).

What do others use?

Can i still get away with stock Brake lines and cables if i go +2"?

Thanks for your help

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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I used the cheapest ones I could find- 19.95US on ebay. Then I went to Renthal 608 (I think) bars.

Difference in standing is amazing- much more confortable with that combination, and needed no cables/brake line changes.

Do it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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Just FYI. I went with the KTM risers on my old 950. The throttle cables were too tight running through the left side of the frame head. However, it's very easy to reroute them through the right side of the frame head, which gives you plenty of cable. It doesn't help the brake lines, but it fixes the throttle problem.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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I have 2" Rally Connex risers on my bike.. throttle cable is turned upside down - it fits fine this way:) but you can also reroute the cable to the right of the frame as said.. I don't know about the 990R, but the brake line is Ok on the 950.n
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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I have 2" Rally Connex risers or my bike.. throttle cable is turned upside down - it fits fine this way:) but you can also reroute the cable to the right of the frame as said.. I don't know about the 990R, but the brake line is Ok on the 950..
2" will work just fine if you turn the throttle cable upside down. Either the RAlly Connex or Rox will work.
Tried it also with the throttle cable on the right of the steering stem; but had the idea that it is twisted too much that way, turning it over feels better...
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:19 AM   #6
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I have these installed

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...144803&page=16

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:40 AM   #7
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That's the Rally Connex riser, isn't it?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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Hi All

Questions: Which are the best to go for? I've seen the Rox Risers and they look good. but I know nothing about them (quality etc).

James
I had the Rox and I liked the wide range of motion they gave. You can rotate them forward or back to fit your needs. Quality and finish are very high. They are well made and have some advantages over the standard risers.

However, they never stayed in place. I mounted them with a forward angle, but after riding off-road, they would always end up rotating back to a direct line stock mount. No matter how much I tightened the clamp screws, they would always end up rotating back.

Eventually, I replaced them with 1.25" risers from BlackDog.



Hope this helps.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Yes, that's right.

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That's the Rally Connex riser, isn't it?
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Seems the production has stopped.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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50,000 miles with the ROX risers and no issues.
The wide range of adjustment is great to have
especially if you end up changing out your bars for a different
bend. As others stated flip the throttle housing upside down and you are good to go.

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