Originally Posted by Binky Tremain
I just installed 2" Rox Risers...my only concern is that they are not on tight enough. When positioned as I like them, I cant reach two of the bottom screws to tighten them down.
So any suggestions on tightening those screws? Only have about 1/4" clearance between the top of the screw and the bottom of the riser. I tried to tighten down the rear most screws and yank the handlebar into position, then tighten the front screws. Not sure thats the best thing to do. Thanks all.
The install is easy if done in a specific order:
Notice that in this photo, you can easily adjust 6 of the 8 bolts once your bars are in the position you will want them:
HOWEVER: You are not going to be able to reach these bottom two:
BUT YOU WON'T HAVE TO, if you follow these steps:
1) Cover your gas tank and lay your bars on the tank.
2) Lay each of the risers in their cradle and tighten each of the four bolts UNIFORMLY as tight as you can get them. Don't worry about the position of the risers yet. You're going to move them later in Step 5.
3) Loosen ONLY the two bolts closest to the headlight. Leave the bolts closest to the tank tight. You want to loosen the forward two bolts ONLY enough so that you can move the risers with some effort by hand, but NOT so loose that the risers flop around.
4) Lay the bars in the riser cradle and bolt on the top plate ONLY TIGHT ENOUGH that the bars don't flop around under their own weight. Again, you want to be able to move them by hand.
5) Now sit on the bike and move the bars up and down, back and forth until you find a position that seems to suit you.
6) Tighten the forward two bolts on the lower cradle as tight as they were before you loosened them in step 3. Your bottom 4 bolts are now uniformly tight. No need to access the rear bolts that were giving you problems.
7) Tighten the four bolts in the top cradle and you're done.
I've been through the adjustment process a few times as I've experimented with riding in different positions. As long as you never touch the "inaccessible" bolts in the lower cradle, the six you can easily access will be all you need to adjust.
Hope this helps,