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Old 09-26-2011, 08:05 PM
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Default Handlebar riser bolt torque??

Looking for a quick answer...

Anyone know the torque spec. '00 FLSTC riser bolts using the H-D poly risers? The service manual doesn't say, and there were no instructions in the box...

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:46 PM
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"Until it feels right" has been 100% for me so far, through several handlebar and riser changes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:17 PM
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Gud n tight.
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Good-n-tight!!! Works for me. The only thing I have ever used a torque wrench on is internal engine parts. That has been for over 16 years and have yet to have one back out on me.
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Yep, good-n-tight worked for me, too. I recently snapped a bolt using a torque wrench to tighten my cam cover bolts. Did it by feel after that. Fine so far...

If the torque value ain't in the SM, don't friggin' worry about it and go for good-n-tight!
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My bars were crooked when I got my bike back from the dealer after having new risers and cables installed. I straightened them myself and was surprised at how loose they left the riser bolts. I just used the good and tight method. I check them every once in awhile and they are still tight.
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slap some red loctite and tighten til they feel good.

never used the torq wrench til the other day I thought well **** on it, I'll do it right for once and torq like the manual says... effin stripped out my screw on the inspection cover. from now on, back to my method...tight till it feels good with some loctite.
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good and tight,thats what bushings are for.to loose and your hands will know it
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The book says 30-40 ft pounds. But as everyone above, including me, says good and tight. Not red loctite if you want to ever take off.
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The book says 30-40 ft pounds. But as everyone above, including me, says good and tight. Not red loctite if you want to ever take off.
+1. Do NOT use red loctite on riser bolts or anything you think you may have to loosen later. My rule of thumb is, if I can't put a torch to it (to loosen it later), I don't use red. Blue would be okay for riser bolts, tho.
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