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Offline eram310

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Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:15:50 am »
I am looking at either one to solve sitting on the front part of the seat that I am having being 5’7” 30 inch inseam and short reach. 
Either one will move the handlebar closer to  me. I am leaning towards the Helibars, the $25 price difference isn’t an issue.
I have had Helibars on my 2001 SV650S for 17 years to  sit more upright and been very happy with them.
I have also used Rox on my Tiger 800 to  move the handlebars closer to  me, and was happy with that too. The ST replaced the Tiger in 2015 and I don’t get the numbing in my hands after a long riding  day like I did with the Tiger, but my bottom is really sore on the ST. More than any other bike I have owned and I have owned plenty.

Thank you for your comments.

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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 08:15:26 pm »
I've got the regular Rox Risers, not the extended version, on a 2014 and they work very well.  No issues. 

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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 06:16:38 am »
I selected the Helibars risers. Very happy with the change (shoulders and elbows are more relaxed when seated and easier to reach when standing).
Although the brake line extension is functional, I really don't like the look of it aesthetically. I will eventually replace it with one of the proper length.
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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 01:11:48 pm »
Thanks,
Just about to  pull the plug on ordering the Helibars .

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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 11:31:24 am »
Another vote here for Helibars. I always do the "close the eyes and drop hands test". My hands consistently dropped slightly above and back the OEM bar position. Even when standing.

Helibar engineers  got it right! This is a super comfortable riding position seated or standing!







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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 11:03:08 am »
So it really is necessary to  extend the brake line.
Well function over form. Thanks for the picture. 

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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 03:26:16 pm »
So it really is necessary to  extend the brake line.
Well function over form. Thanks for the picture.

You do have to extend them and move the clutch line a bit as well. It's really not that bad at all. I was worried about getting air in the line. Was not enough to worry about. Just follow the step by step instructions in order and it's a very simple install:

https://www.helibars.com/resources/guides/638/en/HR09109_web.pdf

I will say I added one additional step at the end. I put my bike on it's side stand, turned and locked my bars to the left, and lightly zip tied the brake lever to the bar. I then tap the lines from calipers to the bars and let it set overnight. In the morning you will have a solid front brake.
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Re: Helibars vs Rox risers Second generation ST (2014+)
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 10:22:28 am »
I need to  bleed the brakes anyway. I don’t know why my 2015 is already so dark. (and failed my brake fluid testers test)
My 2013 WR250 a 2013 bought new in 2015 is the same. I think the last time I changed brake fluid on my SV650 was back in 2010 and the color is much brighter although the tester (water content) results are marginal but not as bad as the two Yamahas that are much newer.


 

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