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Smile 2015 Versys 650 ABS - Which Rox Risers Should I get?

Hi!

I intend on purchasing a set of 2-inch ROX Handle Bar Adjustable/Pivoting Risers for my 2015 Versys 650 ABS.

However since my Versys is in storage for the winter, I cannot examine the OEM riser to examine its anti-vibration rubber, etc.

Would getting the Rox anti-vibrations ones be an enhancement or overkill?



... or would the "regular" ones do the job (since the OEM ones are already rubber mounted)?



Any insight would be very appreciated.

Thanks!

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I have a set of 2" ROX Risers w/out anti-vibe on my '15 650, and they work fine.

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I have a set of 2" ROX Risers w/out anti-vibe on my '15 650, and they work fine.
That's good to hear.
I then take it for granted that the "extra rubber damping" would be overkill.
Thank you!

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I have a set of 2" ROX Risers w/out anti-vibe on my '15 650, and they work fine.
I forgot to ask ...
Which model did you get?
I ask because Twisted Throttle does not show one for the 2015 Versys 650.

Would this one fit although the Versys is not listed on the page?

Rox Handlebar Risers For 22mm (7/8in) Bars Including Kawasaki KLR650, Honda XL650L, Suzuki DRZ400, DL650 V-Strom, DL1000 V-Strom, BMW F650GS, 1100GS, 1150GS, & Buell Ulysses | Black - TwistedThrottle.ca

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I forgot to ask ...
Which model did you get?
I ask because Twisted Throttle does not show one for the 2015 Versys 650.

Would this one fit although the Versys is not listed on the page?

Rox Handlebar Risers For 22mm (7/8in) Bars Including Kawasaki KLR650, Honda XL650L, Suzuki DRZ400, DL650 V-Strom, DL1000 V-Strom, BMW F650GS, 1100GS, 1150GS, & Buell Ulysses | Black - TwistedThrottle.ca

Thank you
I can't find a good pic just showing the riser, but you just need the 7/8" one, as that is the size of the handlebars on ALL of them. I had this riser on my '09 till it 'died'.... These pics will show it a bit.






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It is a 2-inch riser for 7/8-inch bars. I'll order it.
Thanks for the pics and insight Ed.
Much appreciated!
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Hi,

Just ordered a set for mine. Did you have to modify the cables or is there enough play on them?
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I have the regular risers, the anti-vibe one I received was a funny color and really stuck out. Also it wasn't solid (obviously) and I didn't like that feeling of extra play. I didn't install so I can't comment on the vibrations, but when I ride I don't feel a thing on the highway.
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I ordered the "regular" one.
Thanks everyone! Much appreciated!

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so.... do you have to change the brake & clutch lines?

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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Hi,

Just ordered a set for mine. Did you have to modify the cables or is there enough play on them?
Nope. Stockers are A-OK!

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Nope. Stockers are A-OK!
That's great! Thanks!

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How did you tighten the top two bolts directly under the risers?

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How did you tighten the top two bolts directly under the risers?
The MANUAL for both the Gen 1 and 3 (650) indicates that you "snug" those two (18'/# torque) w/ the other two 'loose', then move the risers/ bars to where you want them, then tighten and torque the other two bolts to 18'/# also.

So as you do this, you'll have the fronts tightened and a "gap" at the rear of the 'holder' UNTIL you torque them.
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