Changing handlebar position

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by kzoo, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    Per a suggestion in another thread here, I would like to lower the position of my handlebars on my '04 Heritage to try to alleviate some tendinitis in my left arm. My manual has not yet arrived (Have not checked yet today) so I will ask.

    Anyone with a manual for that year softail that can give me torq specs for all the bolts to move my bars (tilt them lower) I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My '07 FLHTC manual specifies 16-20 ft. lbs. If your bolts are 5/16" they should be the same. Note; the manual says to tighten the forward bolts until the top clamp touches the bottom clamp. Then tighten the rearward bolts to 16-20 ft. lbs., then torque forward bolts to 16-20. There will be a gap between top and bottom clamps at the rear.
     
  3. kzoo

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    Thanks. This weekends project..after the wife gets home from San Fran and I finish my honey do list!!!

    It's important to keep the better half happy...specially since she doesn't like me having the scoot!!
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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  5. kzoo

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    I used the old adage that it is easier to ask forgiveness...........


    BC is pretty much a major mess now after the storm

    looks like a war zone!!!!

    Honey Do is a new Kellogg cereal.......not very healthy, but will keep you happy!!!
     
  6. SeaRider04

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    From my 04 Heritage manual.

    Handle bar riser locknuts = 25-35 ft lbs.
    Handle bar riser screws = 144-180 in lbs.

    Hope it help.

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    HANDLEBAR AND RISERS
    Removal
    1. See Figure 2-83. Remove handlebar riser screws (1) and
    riser caps (2). Remove handlebars.
    2. One of the risers contains a ground spring (3) which provides
    an electrical ground for the front turn signals.
    Remove ground spring.
    3. Remove riser locknuts (4) and washers (5). Discard locknuts.
    4. Remove the risers (7). If necessary, remove the riser rubber
    bushings (6) and rigid fork leg studs (8).
    Installation
    1. See Figure 2-83. If you removed the rubber bushings (6),
    lubricate the outside of the bushings and install them in
    risers (7). Be sure the lip on the bottom rubber is fitted
    into the recess in the bottom of the riser.
    2. Place the risers (7) in position over the rigid fork leg
    studs (8).
    NOTE
    Be sure the risers are correctly oriented for the handlebars.
    3. Install washers (5) and
    new
    locknuts (4). Tighten locknuts
    to 25-35 ft-lbs (33.9-47.5 Nm). Place ground spring
    (3) in one of the risers.
    4. Place handlebars on risers and put clamps (2) in position.
    Install screws (1). Make the gap between clamps
    and risers even, front and rear. Adjust handlebars and
    tighten screws to 144-180
    in-lbs
    (16.3-20.3 Nm).
    Figure 2-83. Spring Fork Handlebars
    8
    6
    7
    6
    4
    5
    2
    1
    X3
    1. Screw (4)
    2. Clamp (2)
    3. Ground spring
    4. Locknut (2)
    5. Washer (2)
    6. Rubber bushing (4)
    7. Riser (2)
    8. Rigid fork leg stud (2)
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  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Good info. It's interesting to see how specs. and procedures vary year to year and model to model.
     
  8. bobwire

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    be sure not to let the bars hit the tanks, with the wheel flopped all the way over.............bw