Straighten handlebars - Harley Davidson Forums



Softail Models Standard, Custom, Night Train, Deuce, Springer, Heritage, Fatboy, Deluxe, Rocker and Cross Bones.
Sponsored by: Phat Performance's

Straighten handlebars

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-30-2011, 07:57 AM
cmosentine's Avatar
cmosentine cmosentine is offline
Senior Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Straighten handlebars

When I picked up my used 2008, I noticed the handlebars were not perfectly straight. Some long time Harley riders looked at me and asked what was wrong? When I explained they laughed and said to just get used to it. If I wanted to straighten them, how is it done? Or am I wasting time?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:01 AM
jeffreydsilver's Avatar
jeffreydsilver jeffreydsilver is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: WPB, FL
Posts: 6,098
Thanked 26 Times in 23 Posts
Default NEVER Straighten!

If they are BENT - CHANGE them! NEVER bend, unbend bars, tubes, etc. If they need ADJUSTING that's another story!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:05 AM
hspring03's Avatar
hspring03 hspring03 is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 3,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Let's see some pictures.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:07 AM
cmosentine's Avatar
cmosentine cmosentine is offline
Senior Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thet are NOT bent, just out og alignment by a few degrees.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreydsilver View Post
If they are BENT - CHANGE them! NEVER bend, unbend bars, tubes, etc. If they need ADJUSTING that's another story!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:10 AM
hspring03's Avatar
hspring03 hspring03 is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 3,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Loosen the risers and set to desired position... tighten risers
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:20 AM
cmosentine's Avatar
cmosentine cmosentine is offline
Senior Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

*** question here. But but would that only allow for rotation within the riser cradle?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hspring03 View Post
Loosen the risers and set to desired position... tighten risers
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:22 AM
hspring03's Avatar
hspring03 hspring03 is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 3,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Default

you would be able to slide them left or right if needed as well
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:24 AM
2011Deluxe 2011Deluxe is offline
Banned
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bama
Posts: 12,610
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmosentine View Post
When I picked up my used 2008, I noticed the handlebars were not perfectly straight. Some long time Harley riders looked at me and asked what was wrong? When I explained they laughed and said to just get used to it. If I wanted to straighten them, how is it done? Or am I wasting time?
Your bike has been dumped, buy new bars.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:25 AM
hspring03's Avatar
hspring03 hspring03 is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 3,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Default

grab a buddy for an extra set of hands. Have him hold the bars as you loosen the risers.. set to desired position, tighten the risers back down.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-30-2011, 08:36 AM
cmosentine's Avatar
cmosentine cmosentine is offline
Senior Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Thanks

Thanks for the replies. I do not believe the bike was dropped, buti can't rule that out. From all angles the bars are symmetrical. I will post a pic to show.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
P
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picking up your bike... flyboyron General Harley Davidson Chat 16 05-20-2016 06:30 PM
1994 Road King, Sputter and Coughing electrictat2 Evo Classic Models 6 07-09-2015 10:23 PM
Apes or Drags? Whats better for longer reach? dusandimic Sportster Models 11 09-06-2010 05:53 PM
Crooked handlebars 09 Nightster?? FIDDY3 Sportster Models 8 05-20-2009 08:31 PM
2007 fatboy front end jcsurf Softail Models 11 01-31-2008 08:15 AM


Tags
2008, bars, crooked, davidson, deluxe, dyna, flsts, handle, handlebar, handlebars, harley, motorcycle, risers, softail, straighten, straightening, strauightening

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 AM.