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Old 12-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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990 Rox Riser Questions

I've read through all of the threads I can find about Rox Risers and the most prevalent criticism is that they slip if banged or dropped. When people say "slip" are they referring to pitch or yaw? Is this a unique problem when mated with the Renthal KTM Bend that come with the 990? Don't all bars slip in the stock bar clamp if hit hard enough? If my bars do get tweaked from a big off can't I use the tools I carry and a few minutes of my time to straighten them out?

I've looked into Dirtnblood. Looks like a great product but no service and no availability. Not an ideal retail model. Someone like Black Dog should pick these up.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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The only issue I had with the Rox system was that it is a bit too wide once installed. Accordingly it didn't quite fit the standard handlebar bend and it wasn't compatible with the Highwaydirtbike handlebar guard system without some work. However it did not slip nor at anytime feel insecure. ds
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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I originally installed rox riser on my 950. It is a really great product but I could not set it up to my liking.

I changed for Rally Connex Riser (short version) and installed a Pro Taper Carmichael and HDB handguard. Really happy with this set up.

http://www.rallyconnex.com/risers.html
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Another viewpoint

Best mod I made to my 990. Love them. Got the 2 inch. I was able to adjust the bars for perfect fitment on and off road. I can stand and blast comfortably on any surface for long periods. In fact on long paved stretches like the slab I will ride standing to relieve stiffness.

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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Does anyone have experience crashing the Rox or the Rally Riser?
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:49 PM   #6
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I had Rox on my last 950 Adv. I crashed the shit out of that thing and never once had the risers move. And yes, if they did you could easily straighten them on thee trail in a couple of minutes.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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I had Rox on my last 950 Adv. I crashed the shit out of that thing and never once had the risers move. And yes, if they did you could easily straighten them on thee trail in a couple of minutes.
Awesome. Any cable length issues when installing them and did the stock renthal "ktm bend" bars fit the risers?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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2" Rox riser

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Best mod I made to my 990. Love them. Got the 2 inch. I was able to adjust the bars for perfect fitment on and off road. I can stand and blast comfortably on any surface for long periods. In fact on long paved stretches like the slab I will ride standing to relieve stiffness.

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Does anyone have experience crashing the Rox or the Rally Riser?
Looped it right onto the bars: didn't budge.

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Awesome. Any cable length issues when installing them and did the stock renthal "ktm bend" bars fit the risers?
I only had to roll the throttle cable position 180deg from the top to the bottom, under the kill switch pod.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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Just looking at my bike and playing with the cables...the front break line seems like it's going to be too short.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Personally I would support Rox stuff just because it was a small company started by your average guy. I used to know the man himself many years ago. Just a regular guy up in North Minnesota making parts to make the toys he liked better.

Sorry, it doesn't answer your question, but I like to support the company when I can.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:43 AM   #11
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My front brake line is a bit tight but not enough to worry me.

Also, you'll notice in this old thread about risers there are some pics of flipped throttle cable guides.

The cable guides hit the bottom of kill switch pod preventing a nice tight fit like stock. I don't like the gap that creates so I shaved the bottom of the pod to accomodate the throttle cable guides.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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They are a great product so the below is my findings and not meant to slate them..

Had them on the 950se. Unless they were forward the fixings were a bit tight so moved the levers down the bars to give. Ore room. I wouldn't say they were the best fit a bit wide in places leaving a gap butt they did crash ok and didn't move, apart from once but anything would have... They were the inch and half ones meant for the bike.

So why had them? Well the idea is great but when you offset from the forks the handling was utter rubbish, there is a very good reason why bars are inline with the fork stantions. Also once adjusted that's it, you don't really move them again. So I sold them on and put the ktm specific risers on which is enough rise but the handling improved dramatically..

So have a think if you really really need them over the standard risers.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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I'll echo most of the above:
  • Love them as they've helped the ride comfort while standing
  • They have never moved after a crash (which has happened more than once)
  • I did NOT have any cable length issues (see below)
  • They fit with my Cycra Hand Guards and stock bars without any fittment issues
I opted for the 1.75" risers rather than the 2" version. Here's a photo (but before I changed out the stock hand guards)...


Good luck with your choice.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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I don't like them at all. I've tried to 2" risers on my dirtbike and they tweaked every time I went down. Very frustrating.

I solved to problem by simply using ProTaper Raptor bend bars. They will have give you the same rise with a much better (OEM) connection to the triples. I now have the Raptor bend bars on both my dirtbike and my 990 Adv and I just love them.

I did not need new cables.

Oh, and the new Protaper bars are cheaper than the Rox Risers.

Here's a picture of my setup.

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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I don't like them at all. I've tried to 2" risers on my dirtbike and they tweaked every time I went down. Very frustrating.

I solved to problem by simply using ProTaper Raptor bend bars. They will have give you the same rise with a much better (OEM) connection to the triples. I now have the Raptor bend bars on both my dirtbike and my 990 Adv and I just love them.

I did not need new cables.

Oh, and the new Protaper bars are cheaper than the Rox Risers.

Here's a picture of my setup.

This sounds like a better option but ill have to see how hard it's going to be to get my heated grips off .
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