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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict1997 View Post
    It's a block of aluminum with a few holes in it. If this were a highly technical piece with extreme tolerances, I'd stick with a name brand. For something like this, I'd go with the eBay parts and get the additional pull back as well as rise. Plus, buy it with PayPal and, if there are any problems, you can easily get your money back.
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    Well, the worst that could happen is you find out after it fails that it was made with pot metal.

    I would at least get them from a place you could verify the material from.

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    I wouldn't worry about the aluminum blocks.
    The bolts might be softer metal than they claim to be.
    That used to be a common issue with bikes from China, not sure if it still is. Some bolts also had a habit of working loose so lock tight might be in order.

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    I went with Rox non-positioning risers and have been really satisfied with them. Had the same on the 2012 NC also. When I wrecked it, the handlebars bent on the left side which hit the ground but the risers never moved. If you use the pivoting risers, make sure you torque them tight so they don't slip or try to rotate.

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    I went ahead and ordered the eBay special. I'll report back once I get them and let you know how they work. Fingers crossed!
    I ride a black 2015 Honda NC700X DCT, and I love it.

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    How would you verify the material it is made from?

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    I ordered a set too... (2014 NC750x non-DCT). I am going to rough up the inside a little bit like they recommend to do with the Rox risers.

    Found torque info in another thread, if anyone was interested...

    22 Nm (2.2 kgfm, 16 lbfft)
    Tighten front bolts then rear.
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    I'm interested to hear how well these fit. They look to be perfect for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc True View Post
    I'm interested to hear how well these fit. They look to be perfect for me.
    I'll let you know once I receive them and get them installed. According to the tracking information, they're in Los Angeles and have been for several days.
    I ride a black 2015 Honda NC700X DCT, and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict1997 View Post
    It's a block of aluminum with a few holes in it. If this were a highly technical piece with extreme tolerances, I'd stick with a name brand. For something like this, I'd go with the eBay parts and get the additional pull back as well as rise. Plus, buy it with PayPal and, if there are any problems, you can easily get your money back.
    What's the worse that could happen? The inferior metal splits at the drilled holes for the bolts, or the bolts fail (both being aluminum "alloy" made from something) and you wreck. No big deal. If you roll the dice, at least go to the hardware store and get some aluminum or stainless caphead bolts from a known manufacturer; removes one point of failure anyway.

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