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Today I decided to see just how much clutch and brake line was available for possibly adding the Rox 2" risers. I removed the fork covers, dash cluster, and headlight assembly. It wasn't easy but wasn't hard either. I did drop 3 clips into the bike never to be seen again. Probably will get a whiff of them on my next ride. I removed the bolted clamps that hold the cables in place in front of the tree. Unbolted the handlebars and checked how much cable I gained stop to stop. Sorry to report that there is only about 3/4 of an inch. Clearly not enough to do anything with the bars without adding custom cables. I'm not overly disappointed. I just got back from the Blue Ridge and rode 1800 miles last week without any discomfort in the stock position. At least now I know without a doubt and will stop thinking about it any more.
 

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Odd....I still had/have hopes for risers, since a guy I chatted with on FB used the 3in Rox Risers on his and sent me some pics. He claimed to have removed the bolt securing the cables/wires from their stay position.

I don't think I can post photo here....so if ya send me email or PM me via Facebook I can forward if you like. I'm still considering them.
 

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I posted this somewhere but can't find it now: Twisted Throttle part #gm .h121 is a 1" riser that worked for me without touching the cables. Its a one-inch riser, so makes about one inch of difference. Only came in silver, have to slightly relocate the instrument pod.
 

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I posted this somewhere but can't find it now: Twisted Throttle part #gm .h121 is a 1" riser that worked for me without touching the cables. Its a one-inch riser, so makes about one inch of difference. Only came in silver, have to slightly relocate the instrument pod.
I have a pair similar to that on my 1500 IS and considered using a par for my 14 Valk as well. Curious how you relocated your pod? The set I have is BikeMaster and I think it is black.
 

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Oh and I did order a set in black (at the link above), along with some other stuff. I know the Dash Pod will need an extension bracket of some sort.... but a piece of aluminum stock will most likely make that work ok. I hope.
 

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I have had success with both risers and rox extenders in the past w/o touching the cables, for the F6C I have ever so slightly raised the handle bar position and intend to spend some time on the rack and stretch my arms an inch.
 

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I just installed the risers and seems there is enough slack for the handlebars and cables but getting the speedo mounted back into place is another matter. I used some strapping but it just doesn't look right and is hard to get it even. Need a plan B.
 

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I just installed the risers and seems there is enough slack for the handlebars and cables but getting the speedo mounted back into place is another matter. I used some strapping but it just doesn't look right and is hard to get it even. Need a plan B
Just Wow. Can you elaborate some on what it took to get the slack and post a couple of close pictures? I gave up after the first post and now you have me thinking about this again. :eek:
 

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I just installed the risers and seems there is enough slack for the handlebars and cables but getting the speedo mounted back into place is another matter. I used some strapping but it just doesn't look right and is hard to get it even. Need a plan B.
If the Speedo mounted to the Top Clamp it would be much easier I imagine. I think some thin aluminum bar stock might be an option. I got my risers but have not yet tried to install. Been adding some lights to my 99 IS.

Got any photos?
 

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Actually, I didn't have to loosen anything, just slipped the risers under the bars and then bolt the original caps back on. I'm sure it won't be hard for somebody with a little ingenuity to make a small bracket to mount the speedo back on. I used a plastic piece with 2 holes drilled and actually mounted the speedo but it wasn't quite right but you could definitely ride it that way.
 

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For clarity (that means me). What risers did you use. I don’t know if it was the Rox 2” or the Bike Master 1” risers
 

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Hey Headpeon, One more question.... Are they even a little closer and was it worth doing it ?
To be honest, since it's too cold to get the bike out for a ride, hard to tell but just sitting on it, I think it helped the reach. It would probably be worth it if I could get the speedo mounted back to look alright.
 

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Did mine today and used the Bike Masters kit and took it up all the way to 1.5 inches, using all the spacers and the longest bolts provided. I had to move the throttle cables below the windscreen bracket. I have the Speedo mounted with 2 ZipTies temporarily, until I get the handlebars adjusted properly (and its actually pretty solid as is). I did take a ride and it seems further back. With the bottom of the bars up a bit (1.5 inches) it gives a little more room to adjust bars up or down to suit your comfort level and isn't soo close to the tank or too high. As I said earlier, a piece of aluminum bar stock cut to size and drilled with 4 holes should give the speedo console a bit more solid mount.....but it sits pretty much on the top clamp anyhow.

It did change the angle/height of the windscreen a bit, nothing too bad from what I can tell.....except the gap between the bottom and the light is wider of course.

Was a bit too windy and brisk to take a long ride, but I did give it a go.....and am content so far. For the 29.00 bucks it was well worth it IMO.
 
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