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    Question Inexpensive Handlebar Risers from eBay, yes or no?

    I know I should probably spend the extra money to get the ROX ($85) or SW-MOTECH ($104) version, but I'm sorely tempted by the $30 eBay special from China. Has anybody used these or something similar? Will they break on me and lead to my untimely demise?

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    That is about what I paid for my generic risers, no issues in 30,000 miles with them on.
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    You should be able to get a set of TUSK risers for short money. At least you will be dealing with an established site. I've used some of their stuff for a couple of years now with now issues.

    Here's a link............. https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...rm=tusk+risers

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    I'd go with the Tusk if you are looking for something really basic. Just make a note that the Rox Risers pivot in two places and the Tusk only pivot in one. So, the Rox risers technically have more adjustments. I believe the ROX design requires more engineering and probably a stronger material. That and the brand name are probably the main reasons the Rox are more expensive. I have the Rox Risers and they are great.

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    If I was going for non-pivot risers I would go with Tusk. My understanding, Tusk is the in-house brand for Rock Mountain. I have a set of Tusk handguards on my CRF and they are top notch.

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    ^^^ Yeah, got a few Tusk items on my WR250R, really good stuff.

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    I'm familiar with the Tusk risers, but to my knowledge, they don't produce offset risers that bring the bar back as well as up. Unless I'm missing something...?
    I ride a black 2015 Honda NC700X DCT, and I love it.

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    Essentially correct, but as with any risers, you can pivot the bars 'downward' by a fair amount before tightening the risers. you just have to make sure you keep checking the bar ends in relation to the frunk when at full lock position.

    I gained a couple of inches in bar 'closeness' when I installed mine.

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    plus the rake always ensures that a bit of that extension is not upward, but toward the rider...

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    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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