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Old 06-08-2011, 11:38 AM
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Rox Pivoting handlebar extensions

I recently replaced my old, slightly bent and ugly Gold Wing bars on Great Ranger with new CB750 bars from MikesXS - spread of grips and wrist angle was spot on, but bars weren't in right position for where I like to sit. I looked at moving them up and back with fixed extensions, but figured what if I still didn't like position?


I decided to go with the ROX made for snowmobiles - its a 7/8 - 7/8 version with 2 inches of extension (angled back 45 degrees it doesn't raise the bar 2").


Install was as easy as loosening up the top clamp and inserting the ROX. Be sure if you angle like I did to fully tighten the LOWER side closest to you FIRST - I didn't get it fully tight and once I adjusted bars to where I wanted them could no longer get the allen in to tighten. If you tighten it first the top is fully exposed when you tighten there to clamp.

You can see the decreased clearance under the top part:


All in all for about $68 on ebay it wasn't cheap, but now my bars are just right. If you are considering extensions I recommend them.

Available in other lengths also.

John
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:26 PM
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I recently replaced my old, slightly bent and ugly Gold Wing bars on Great Ranger with new CB750 bars from MikesXS - spread of grips and wrist angle was spot on, but bars weren't in right position for where I like to sit. I looked at moving them up and back with fixed extensions, but figured what if I still didn't like position?


I decided to go with the ROX made for snowmobiles - its a 7/8 - 7/8 version with 2 inches of extension (angled back 45 degrees it doesn't raise the bar 2").


Install was as easy as loosening up the top clamp and inserting the ROX. Be sure if you angle like I did to fully tighten the LOWER side closest to you FIRST - I didn't get it fully tight and once I adjusted bars to where I wanted them could no longer get the allen in to tighten. If you tighten it first the top is fully exposed when you tighten there to clamp.

You can see the decreased clearance under the top part:


All in all for about $68 on ebay it wasn't cheap, but now my bars are just right. If you are considering extensions I recommend them.

Available in other lengths also.

John
I think I would have flip-flopped the brackets which I am sure are in the right place but i would have had them to the inside of the stock risers...just cause i like to be different...I actually like them though i think its an intersting concept...do they make them for 1" bars?
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:40 AM
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I thought about it

I tried it both ways, for me I liked it better the way pictured YMMV. They certainly fit either way.

If you look at the pic of the pkg you can see alternate sizes listed. One inch isn't listed, maybe on snowscoots that isn't a common size, but there are other companies that make similar products. Maybe there is a 7/8-1" conversion.


I was really just sold on the amount of variability these added. The combination of angles is really extensive.

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Old 06-21-2011, 05:57 AM
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Looks like a nice way to lower your front with flipping these to the inside,

looks like alot of room to lower and inch or more.
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just ordered these, hope they work for me too.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:05 PM
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:36 PM
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Got my new Rox risers on yesterday.defnetly feels much better.easy install,quality made.
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