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Offline r15suk

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Handlebar Position and Spec
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:07:27 PM »
I recently had the mounting rubbers changed and the bars are now slightly lower that they were when it went to the shop. The switch unit very nearly touches the tank on full lock.
Does anyone know the torque spec and tightening sequence for the 4 bolts holding them to the top yolk as i'd like to move them up a bit.

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 09:39:12 PM »
Tighten the front clamp bolts first, then the rear, so the gap is at the back of the clamp, and tighten them to 19 Nm
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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 10:46:02 PM »
If you look carefully, there are alignment marks on the bars, so no real need to make a load of your own marks when you re-set it. Shame the dealer didn’t know that, or couldn’t be bothered.  :084:

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 11:11:21 AM »
On this subject, I have recently pushed my 'bars forward as i found the riding position a little cramped (I like to lean forward a little while riding). The problem now is the levers have rotated round and it makes it a slightly uncomfortable angle to grab the brake and clutch. My question is are the switch gear and levers pegged into position or can they be rotated back to a comfortable position.
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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 11:54:48 AM »
They are fixed.
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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 08:55:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman [+]
They are fixed.

Is that both the switch gear and the lever clamps that are pegged?

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 09:28:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by r15suk [+]
Is that both the switch gear and the lever clamps that are pegged?

Levers can be rotated....when I first got my bike I rotated my front brake lever forward/down slightly as it wasn't the same as the clutch and the mirror was leaning back a bit, not much but enough to be annoying.

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 10:17:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Watshot [+]
If you look carefully, there are alignment marks on the bars, so no real need to make a load of your own marks when you re-set it. Shame the dealer didn’t know that, or couldn’t be bothered.  :084:

Whereabouts are they? I had a quick look and couldn't see them  :187:

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 12:25:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by r15suk [+]
Whereabouts are they? I had a quick look and couldn't see them  :187:

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If you look at the bars from the direction of the tank/rider where the gap in the clamps is; there is a ‘T’ mark on it’s side. There is one on both sides, white in colour, so it can be difficult to pick out on the silver bar. It lines up with the inside edge of each clamp, thus indicating a central position.

The ‘spine’ of the ‘T’ lines up with the clamp edge, thereby showing the rotation is in the factory position. You may need a torch to be able to pick them out clearly whilst everything is assembled. Of course, in your case, if the bars weren’t aligned correctly to these marks, they may be trickier to find, but easy enough when the clamps are off.  :028:

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Re: Handlebar Position and Spec
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2018, 09:00:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Watshot [+]
If you look at the bars from the direction of the tank/rider where the gap in the clamps is; there is a ‘T’ mark on it’s side. There is one on both sides, white in colour, so it can be difficult to pick out on the silver bar. It lines up with the inside edge of each clamp, thus indicating a central position.

The ‘spine’ of the ‘T’ lines up with the clamp edge, thereby showing the rotation is in the factory position. You may need a torch to be able to pick them out clearly whilst everything is assembled. Of course, in your case, if the bars weren’t aligned correctly to these marks, they may be trickier to find, but easy enough when the clamps are off.  :028:

Many thanks, i'll have a look when i wip the clamps off to move them up  :062: