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Handlebar measurements for a 2014

Does anyone have the handlebar measurements (width, Rise, Pullback) for the stock handlebars? Or any recommendation for bars that have another 1" pull back? What I am looking for is a set of bars that have about another 1" of pull back. Yes I have adjusted them to every imaginable way. Bike master sells bars, but I am asking the wisdom of thee group before spending any money and time on this. Thanks in advance!~

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Simple solution: ROX pivot risers

This is my set-up, LOTS of adjustability.
Another angle showing the Motowerk riser also installed:


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Good reply from Alaska Jeff, but what you might miss is that the Motowerk 'risers' bring the bars back towards you, while the ROX (which I use) can be adjusted up, forward, or back, or a combination.

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If I install the ROX https://roxspeedfx.com/collections/a...-7-8-handlebar do I need to adjust the cable, or is there enough slack?

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Fast Eddie

If I install the ROX https://roxspeedfx.com/collections/a...-7-8-handlebar do I need to adjust the cable, or is there enough slack?

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If I remember right from 3 years ago, there was a slight adjustment with the cables/wires but nothing too major. Just make sure you turn the bars lock to lock after the installation to check for binding or tightness. I have aftermarket braided steel brake lines on as well so that helps.


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If I remember right from 3 years ago, there was a slight adjustment with the cables/wires but nothing too major. Just make sure you turn the bars lock to lock after the installation to check for binding or tightness.
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I have aftermarket braided steel brake lines on as well so that helps.
So do I - they make a huge difference. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I asked my riding buddy / technical advisor - Garry - if I would be better with 1" (Speedy") or 2" (Rox) and he answered:

"We will put the bike on the track stands with the bars under a lifting point in the ceiling. Get to feel the difference between the 25 mm and the 50 mm risers. Once we get them off and suspended we try the 2 different heights (standing and sitting)."

Why didn't I think of that?

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If I install the ROX https://roxspeedfx.com/collections/a...-7-8-handlebar do I need to adjust the cable, or is there enough slack?

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W/ 2" ROX Risers mounted so the bars go STRAIGHT UP the 2" (neither forward nor back), I do NOT recall any issues w/ cables, etc when I mounted them.

(LOVE 'em, BTW!)

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...I asked my riding buddy / technical advisor - Garry - if I would be better with 1" (Speedy") or 2" (Rox) and he answered....
Personally - I did NOT want the bars coming BACK towards me, which is why I went w/ ROX.

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food for thought:

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/H...r-Measurements

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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