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Old 07-30-2011, 06:57 AM
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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?
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:01 AM
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Default NEVER Straighten!

If they are BENT - CHANGE them! NEVER bend, unbend bars, tubes, etc. If they need ADJUSTING that's another story!
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Thet are NOT bent, just out og alignment by a few degrees.

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Loosen the risers and set to desired position... tighten risers
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:20 AM
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Nob question here. But but would that only allow for rotation within the riser cradle?

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you would be able to slide them left or right if needed as well
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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.
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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.
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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.
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