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Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:41 am

Since the ROX Risers worked so well on my R1200GS I thought I would give them a shot on my Triumph Scrambler.

As usual the delivery was fast, and the quality top notch!

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So, I spread out the parts on my tank bag and went to work.

I proceded to remove the bolts holding the 7/8" bars.
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Then I loosely installed all the parts.

In doing so, I proved the old adage that it is better to drink AFTER you start such a project, and while positioning the bars I dented the tank. TOTALLY avoidable, but worth showing so others do not do the same.

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It took a bit of adjusting to get the bolts all lined up, and I wasn't sure that I wouldn't need to reroute the cables, but in the end it worked with no rerouting at all.
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I did need to remove the flyscreen to give enough clearance to tighten down the risers, but not a lot of work. Tighten the top bolts to spec first, then the bottom ones as well.


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Once all the bolts were near tight, I adjusted the bars to taste, for now, and then torque everything and bolt everything back together and ride.

Tomorrow I will ride it and see how it went, as I do not drink and ride! Still, they look great, and clearance does not appear to be an issue.


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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby ERC Scott » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:55 am

Jim -- Do you need the added bar height for standing or for "reach-back" in general riding. Your stock bars look similar to those on my Tiger - I could use an extra inch higher (or I could adapt - change is hard :wink: ). I've never seen a Scrambler in any of the Triumph stores I've visited -- they can't seem to keep them in stock! Scott
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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby radon222 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:49 am

Thanks for reminding me. I was watching my wife riding our wee-strom yesterday and was thinking that she really could use some up and back on the handlebars to get her more upright.
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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby Yellowjacket » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:44 am

JVB: And you hollered at me to hold the bar while installing the Rox on my GS. :evil: Obviously it was the alcohol helping with the installation. :D
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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby drewalex » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:56 pm

Do I detect a dimple in your tank? Perhaps tach related? Don't you dare farkle that bike!
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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:06 pm

drewalex wrote:Do I detect a dimple in your tank? Perhaps tach related? Don't you dare farkle that bike!


Then I loosely installed all the parts.

In doing so, I proved the old adage that it is better to drink AFTER you start such a project, and while positioning the bars I dented the tank. TOTALLY avoidable, but worth showing so others do not do the same.



Un huh!

I added them because the Corbin seat I added has the sweet spot farther back, and I needed to readjust the riding position to take advantage of it.

One big advantage is that I now can see the speedo and tack in my perifreal vision instead of having to look down!

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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:21 pm

On the other hand, when I rode the bike to work this morning I proved the old adage that you should not drink and work on your bike, or do it late at night when you are tired. The handlebars were not as tight as I thought they were, and were moving all over the place. Turns out there is a little ridge I didn't see on the Rox caps that prevented them from fully clamping down. Not only that, but the bars turned full right caused the RPMs to go up to about 3K, and the clutch to disengage, the cables were too tight.
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The gap from the ridge.

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The ridge that fit over the edge of the Rox Risers, but I put the cap on the Triumph base, which caused my issue.

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The reason for the ridge.

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So I ground off the ridges.

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Smoothed off the grinding and cleaned up the edges.

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So, to fix the throttle cable issue I took apart the grip and took the cables out and rerouted them to the other side of the tripple tree.

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Rerouted. No issues that I could see with this routing.


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I pulled the clutch cable loose and rerouted it similarly!

Bolted it all back together, then addedbacking plates to my number plates so I could install saddle bags. Then I took ot for a ride to be sure it was OK.

All better!

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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby pbharvey » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:24 am

JimVonBaden wrote:The handlebars were not as tight as I thought they were, and were moving all over the place.


Occasionally I'll have a dream where I'm riding down the road and my handlebars just come right off in my hands.

It's exciting, but not in a good way.
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Re: Rox Risers on a Scrambler!

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:30 am

pbharvey wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:The handlebars were not as tight as I thought they were, and were moving all over the place.


Occasionally I'll have a dream where I'm riding down the road and my handlebars just come right off in my hands.

It's exciting, but not in a good way.


This was as close as I ever want to be! :twitching:

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