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Just finished installing this kit on mine. I was hoping for the bars to be several inches closer and slightly higher but that isn't the case. To set the bar grips where the old ones were you have to privet the risers slightly forward which makes the pad interfere with the pod so...no pad for me. And sense there was going to be no pad I set my TrailTech where I wanted it. Still, the feel is better.. sitting or standing..but I only moved it around the yard a bit. One good thing is the reduced angle does keep the bars away from your gut if you are running the EZ steer PS kit as they do turn much farther.

I'll do a ride report after the next ride. For now here some pics:

http://s483.photobucket.com/user/BFFreak_2008/slideshow/ROX%20Risers%20and%20Aero%20Tapered%20Bars
 

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Looks good ....I like the way the voyager is mounted
 

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Looks awesome NMK. And yes wash mine after every ride at least to get the loose mud, dirt,and rocks out of her.I'll be test riding my brute before hunting for the next two days......
 

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Great job on the install. Looks really good. And.... yes, I am constantly amazed at how good your Brute always looks.:)
 

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I have the old style of mounting kit of the Kawie Pod in front of the handlebars, like where you NMK have the trailtech mounted now.
I know I will miss my handlebar bag for one if I switch out to the ROX set-up, just another reason I haven't made the switch over.
 

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Well, spent only about 2 hours today in the desert and sand with the new bars and risers. Tried several different positions and found one that works well for me.

They are solid, well made and despite my first impressions, are actually noticeably more comfortable then the stock setup. Two hours isn't much of a test but I can say my bad shoulder didn't complain. Is it a "Stellar" improvement? Can't say yet. Need more seat time.
 

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Glad u r getting her dialed in! Get some more time on it and then ride a friends brute with the stock bars....it is horrific going back to the stock setup


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Glad u r getting her dialed in! Get some more time on it and then ride a friends brute with the stock bars....it is horrific going back to the stock setup


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Are you sure?

I rode a 05BF750 with the Rox setup(CR High Bend with either 3" or 3 1/2" Risers, I don't recall) many yrs ago and it had WORKS G series shocks on it, I rode it over a 3 day ride off and on and I still am using my stock handlebars. That one had the older Pod mount too, it puts the instrument Pod just about the same place that NMK has his Trailtech GPS mounted.
That 3dayer did sell me on the aftermarket shocks.
 

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I rode a 05BF750 with the Rox setup(CR High Bend with either 3" or 3 1/2" Risers, I don't recall) many yrs ago and it had WORKS G series shocks on it, I rode it over a 3 day ride off and on and I still am using my stock handlebars. That one had the older Pod mount too, it puts the instrument Pod just about the same place that NMK has his Trailtech GPS mounted.
That 3dayer did sell me on the aftermarket shocks.
For me, I am absolutely sure. I got on my buddies 12 stock brute to move it and the bars were way too close, narrow, had too much sweep, and sat a bit lower. I much prefer the rox combo.
 

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For me, I am absolutely sure. I got on my buddies 12 stock brute to move it and the bars were way too close, narrow, had too much sweep, and sat a bit lower. I much prefer the rox combo.

That was some time ago and his set-up was off of his Prairie 650 as I don't believe Rox had a early Brute Force kit out back then. Plus, that was yrs ago since we were switching back and forth between our two Brutes but he did sell me on the aftermarket shocks. He did have his Brutes Pod in front of the bars but w/o the stock molding.
About 7yrs ago I saw a pic of a Brute 840 with the Rox set-up and somehow he did remount his stock pod, it did look a little weird but I still prefer the instruments out front. I have picked up a used Early Rox Mount so the Pod can be mounted in front of the handlebars but I would rather just use the stock pod mount.
I could pick up the Fatbar handlebars, the ROX Risers and use my stock handlebar stem and a used Brute pod molding and make the brackets for a fit but with my latest motorcycle refit/retro project I really doubt I would be able to work on a handlebar change project, at least not this winter.
 

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NMK, How much taller are the grips now that you have it set to your liking? I have a long torso and always wished the bars were taller?
 

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NMK, How much taller are the grips now that you have it set to your liking? I have a long torso and always wished the bars were taller?
Really they are no taller. If the risers were straight up and down with the stem, and the bar's up sweep were straight with that, it wound be about 7/8" taller. But because the bars are 19" swept back instead of the OE's 30, you have to swing everything to you to get the grips back where they were, and that drops the height. And because they are a couple inches wider, the controls are out a bit farther so you loose some slack in cables. It works...its not out of slack but I was thinking of getting a set of the 5" risers and gain some height and pull the bars back a little more to me...but I fear there isn't enough play in the controls for that. I suspect one could adjust a few things and get it though.

I was able to tweak a few things and make some new brackets for the Voyager today and get the pad on. Here's some pics:

With Pad Slideshow by BFFreak_2008 | Photobucket
 

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Thats the one thing thats a liitle uncomfortable is I wish the grips were just a bit higher.
 

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Ok, I guess I'll do my final report on these now that I have some seat time.

LIKES:

1. I like that fact that it has aided in shoulder stress problem. It doesn't bother me near as much which is what I bought it four.
2. I like that fact that the new angle doesn't turn far enough to turn the bar into my gut. The EZ Steet turns a lot farther and the stock bars would.
3. I like that the wider stance makes the turning ratio slower enough not to overrun the torque sensor of the EZ Steer.

DISLIKES:

1. I don't like that the straighter bars (19 Degrees over 30) make me sit closer to the airbox then the stock bars even as far back as I can make them swing.
2. In that position...as far back as possible, the bars are actually shorter then the stocks making you lean more forward.
3. I don't like where they mount the pod. I even made adaptors to mount it against the upper part or the risers which helps but you still have to look way farther down to read anything on it.
4 Not crazy about having to turn the bars all the way to one side to get the airbox lid off.

WISHES:
1. I wish they would be 2.5 " taller and I could bring them 3" more back. But there isn't enough slack in the cables for that.
2. I wish the pod and OE plastics could be mounted on these.

There you go.
 
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