Rox Risers on a Wethead: Install Pictorial

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Rox Risers on a Wethead: Install Pictorial

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:14 pm

So, I got a couple sets of ROX Risers, a 1.5" up and back fixed set, and a 2" Anti-Vibe Adjustable set, and thought I would show the install process. Later I will review their effectiveness. (Note, most risers will install the same way.)

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Very nicely machined, and comes with new caps as well.

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First, bike on the centerstand, then pull 3 of four of the cap bolts, and remove one cap.


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Lay down towels to protect your paint, and give you a soft place to put the handlebars.

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Take note of the angle of the bars stock. You may want to use this as a guide to position them after the new risers are on.

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Grab the bar end like this, then remove the last bot and the cap. Lay the bar down on the towels.

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Install the new risers, and torque them down back to front at 19Nm. Then lift the bar into position and add a cap, lightly tightening the cap just enough to keep the bar from rotating. (Sorry I missed a shot of just the risers installed.)

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Check your alignment, both in angle, and ensuring the bar is centered.

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Install the other cap, and torque them down back to front at 19Nm.

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Check alignment and that they are at the angle that works for you.

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Note that there is no clearance issue with the screen.

Cables

In some cases, with risers of taller heights, the brake and clutch side cables need to be moved so they are not stretched too tight. In this case they were OK, but slightly tight.

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Here you can see that the brake cable is a bit tight. We are going to move it outside the fork tubes to reduce the tension on the brake line.

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First, cut the cable tie on the brake line and wires to the grip. Then add a new cable tie leaving them out, but the other wires in.

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You can see here where it is tight, and needs to be moved.

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This cap covers the fork tube bolt and nut.

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Gently lever it off.

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Hold the fork with a 22mm wrench, or a thin Crescent wrench, and loosen/remove the nut with a 14mm socket.

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Remove the nut. Don't worry, the fork tube will stay in place.

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Now for the point, push down on the top of the fork tube until the bolt comes clear, then move the cables. The forks wont move dramatically if you push straight down.

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Sometimes the fork will move a little. No big deal, just push it over into place. It will pop back up ready for the nut.

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Install the nut and torque to 40Nm. Then press the cap back into place.

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Now, push the cable against the side of the opening, locate the two spots to tie it in, and cable tie the cable and brake line to the side. Position them so that turning lock to lock there is minimal stress and rubbing. It may slightly rub on the inside of the opening, but it is harmless. If you like, some electrical tape over the cable and hose where it touches will prevent scratches.

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Now for the clutch side, if needed. Lower the fork tube and move the cable and clutch line to outside the fork, just like the brake side.

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Cut the cable tie for the clutch line and wire harness here.


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With the cable outside the fork tube, move it against the outside of the opening and locate the hole in the frame. Use a cable tie to secure it.

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Now it clears in both directions.

Now for the ROX 2" Anti-Vibe Adjustable risers.
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Move the cables as described above. These will require it on both sides.

Remove the handlebars described above, make sure you have towels down to protect the paint.

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Loosly install the supplied caps.

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Fit the risers into the caps and base leaving 1/8" sticking out.

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Lightly snug the caps to keep them in place.

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Lift the bars into position and install the factory caps and bolts, lightly snug them. Align the risers and snug the riser caps.

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The tricky part. Make sure the risers are evenly aligned, and in the desired location, then snug the riser caps to hold them firmly. Then rotate the bars to the desired position and snug them to torque of 19Nm, beck first, then front. . Make sure that the riser clamps are all tight enough to hold, but loose enough to get everything aligned. It is fiddley.

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Once aligned, see which side of the riser caps are most covered, rotate the risers just enough to tighten those as much as possible, while still leaving them loose enough to pull the risers back into position. Then torque them to 19Nm, or very snug. Despite not being able to torque both to 19Nm, the risers will not move.

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Take a ride, adjust as necessary. Just make sure you are always aligned.

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Torque values.

I hope you found this useful!

Jim :cool:
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