Help! How to remove riser cover for 2009 RK

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by rob7711, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. rob7711

    rob7711 Member

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    Hey Guys ... I am attempting to replace my stock bars with the new heritage bars on my 2009 Road King. I have followed advice here and have only managed to remove up to the trim piece on top of the nacelle. When I pried open the riser cap and the steering lock cap I can't find any other philips screw??? I can't find how I can release the riser cover piece and I am stumped here and would appreciate any help as to how to proceed ....

    If anyone has got an exploded view I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Where's your factory manual? :s

    Did you get the one on the front of the riser cover?

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  3. rob7711

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    Thanks for responding Glider & Smitty901.

    Glider ... no I do not have a copy of the manual. If you are referring to part #27 then answer is yes but there is no other philips screw #36 on my bike ... maybe it wasn't installed at factory or worked loose ... nevertheless I still can't release the cover #225.

    Have I got to release/remove via the lock as Smitty901 describe to free the cover?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    So you go the cap #252 off and there are no screws holding the cover to jkey lock ? better take a pic then so we can see what your working with also did you take the top trim spear #234 off to get at the screw and nut set up #27 thats under it ?

    Them the only screws that hold it on 2 at the key lock and one under the trim spear
     
  5. rob7711

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    Hey Bud .. here's a pic of what I see after removing the keylock cap

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    I have managed to remove the spear and also #27 but the cover is still firmly fasten somehow or other? Any help here?
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Where those Plugs??? at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions are is what has to come out. Are they an allen bolt?
     
  7. rob7711

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    Hey Glider ... thats exactly my problem ... those "plugs" at 10 & 2 o'clock are blanks (machined flat) and does not fit any tool at all. I dared not try to pry at them at this moment until I get some feedback as to how to proceed. Thanks.
     
  8. glider

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    That's very odd, they were phillips screws in the past. Maybe give the dealer a call and see if they can shed some light on the issue. It must come apart a different way than the past years.

    Post it here when you find out and I'll transfer it to the self help area.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Probably a "new" security feature to prevent "unauthorized access"...:devil
     
  10. glens

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    Pop that cover off (item 108 in the drawing) and see what's under there. That was new in '08 I think, to make it possible to adjust the handlebars easier or something.