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Roxy Riser

Ok, I've installed the Roxy Riser and taken a short ride. Along with the Kurgran highway pegs, it makes long distance riding much easier. I put the pouch over the risers to carry things I need at the ready, like sunglasses, pens, insurance papers etc.

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Looks good. Did you have any issues with the cable and hose lengths?


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Looks good. Did you have any issues with the cable and hose lengths?
No problem with cables or hoses. I had plenty of room.

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Got pics of the highway pegs and handguards???
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Got pics of the highway pegs and handguards???
Yeah, I've got pictures. Here are the orginal posts.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=highway+pegs

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Ok, I've installed the Roxy Riser and taken a short ride. Along with the Kurgran highway pegs, it makes long distance riding much easier. I put the pouch over the risers to carry things I need at the ready, like sunglasses, pens, insurance papers etc.
Any idea how far forward you can pivot those risers? I ask 'casue for me, the bars are way too close and high... Thanks

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you can pivot them horizontal to the forks if you want to. That should move them away and down for you.

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Mr. Don. Can you give me a model # and where you bought your risers? I can see them in my future,,,,
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You mentioned the risers and pegs made longer rides more comfortable. I have a mid back issue, too many hours in front of a PC.

When I ride for longer than an hour and a half the spot between the shoulder blades starts to tighten up. Do you think the risers would help?

I am 6' with a 33" reach.

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Mr. Don. Can you give me a model # and where you bought your risers? I can see them in my future,,,,
Here is the model number of the Riser and where I bought them. They are good people to work with. Shipping was fast.

Rox Speed FX Inc.
213-326-1794
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Item # 3R-P2SS Pivoting 2 x 78/3 7/8

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You mentioned the risers and pegs made longer rides more comfortable. I have a mid back issue, too many hours in front of a PC.

When I ride for longer than an hour and a half the spot between the shoulder blades starts to tighten up. Do you think the risers would help?

I am 6' with a 33" reach.

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They have differently helped me in my riding distances and I have schratnel in my back left over from the Vietnam War and have broken my back also. I find there is no real solution except to stop for a break when you need to and plan that amount of time into your trip. I wish I could be more accommodating, but that's just the honest truth. They help a lot, but frequent stops are still the order of the day for me.

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They have differently helped me in my riding distances and I have schratnel in my back left over from the Vietnam War and have broken my back also. I find there is no real solution except to stop for a break when you need to and plan that amount of time into your trip. I wish I could be more accommodating, but that's just the honest truth. They help a lot, but frequent stops are still the order of the day for me.
You know, I've seen your sig line a few times wondering what kind of bike a '68 TET was. Now I know...





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I was on the Rox site and noticed the anti-vibration risers. I wonder how well they work and if you would lose the pivoting option of the other model. Doesn't look like it. I still think that less vibration through the mounts might allow me getting rid of the bar ends, thus I could use the KTM handguards. It's a thought.

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Groovy! I'll have to take a look at them! Thanks!

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I was on the Rox site and noticed the anti-vibration risers. I wonder how well they work and if you would lose the pivoting option of the other model. Doesn't look like it. I still think that less vibration through the mounts might allow me getting rid of the bar ends, thus I could use the KTM handguards. It's a thought.

I took my bar end weights off when I installed my handguards and can't really tell any difference. I think maybe metal parts of the handguards help absorb some of the vibrations but can't swear to it. Anyway, I'm happy with them.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ght=handguards

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You know, I've seen your sig line a few times wondering what kind of bike a '68 TET was. Now I know...

Sorry about the confusion. Believe me, I'd really rather have owned a bike with that name than actually have gone through it. (The TET offensive.) I was wounded on March 18, 1968 and again on July 4th 1968. The July 4th one was the one that really hurt me and is still a reminder today. Almost severed my spinal cord. At least I survived. Sometimes I wonder if that was good or bad.

A point of reference here. The movie Platoon was the outfit I was with. The 25th Inf. Div.

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Thank you man!

Don,

As someone who was state side in 1968 I want to thank you for going through the hell you survived. I'm sorry you have a "reminder", but glad you came back.

And I apologize for the mistreatment you probably got from us when you got back.

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