Handlebar riser bolt torque?? - Harley Davidson Forums

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Softail Models
Log In 
Search


Softail Models Standard, Custom, Night Train, Deuce, Springer, Heritage, Fatboy, Deluxe, Rocker and Cross Bones.

Handlebar riser bolt torque??

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-26-2011, 08:05 PM
NCTURBOS's Avatar
NCTURBOS NCTURBOS is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisburg, NC
Posts: 442
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...

TIA,

K.
__________________

'00 FLSTC: 200-CCP, 3.885" Wiseco pistons, 4.500" S&S crank, S&S Super-Stock heads (cleaned up), Woods TW9BG cams, S&S Super-G, Boarzilla, DTT ignition, S&S/Green A/C, RK 530-chain drive, HHI brakes... (126.28/126.05 TQ/HP STD) (123.53/123.31 TQ/HP SAE)

S.B.B. BikeBooberfest Horsepower Shootout winner, 2011...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-26-2011, 08:46 PM
brenn's Avatar
brenn brenn is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 4,909
Default

"Until it feels right" has been 100% for me so far, through several handlebar and riser changes.
__________________
2010 FLHX

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin - 1775.

If you are dressing for the crash, instead of for the ride, you should wear a Prius.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-26-2011, 11:17 PM
Joe What's Avatar
Joe What Joe What is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,358
Default

Gud n tight.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-27-2011, 12:04 AM
ghostrider69's Avatar
ghostrider69 ghostrider69 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 2,730
Default

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.
__________________

2011 FLSTN
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-27-2011, 01:57 AM
HoggyMtnBreakdown's Avatar
HoggyMtnBreakdown HoggyMtnBreakdown is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Japan
Posts: 3,404
Default

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!
__________________
SHANE


BADASS DURCELL FATTY W/SE STAGE 1 A/C, TMAX, WOOD 555 CAMS, SHOTGUN SHOCK, 18" APES, EXTENDED FENDER, ETC, ETC...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Wide_Open Wide_Open is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 5,017
Default

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.
__________________
<a href=http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb155/ironloverjm/NewSeat003650x488_zpscf8e16ed.jpg target=_blank>http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...pscf8e16ed.jpg</a>
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-27-2011, 10:21 AM
imboden's Avatar
imboden imboden is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,540
Default

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.
__________________
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b353/pimboden/021-1-1-1-1.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-27-2011, 12:50 PM
RICHIEMACK's Avatar
RICHIEMACK RICHIEMACK is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WORCESTER MA.
Posts: 1,113
RICHIE MCKENZIE
Default

good and tight,thats what bushings are for.to loose and your hands will know it
__________________

06 NIGHT TRAIN ,95,big bore .BASSANI ANDREWS 37G,,48 MM,TBODY.DK. CUSTOM,JOKER, ART ALLOY,SE.,RIVERA,422'S,FLAT TOPS.ADJ.SE. PUSH RODS.SE.RACE TUNER.OIL COOLER,SE CAM PLATE
96.5 HP 100.1 TQ BIG BOYZ HORSEPOWER INC.
http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/...HIEANGELA2010/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-27-2011, 04:55 PM
WFA WFA is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NORTH CAROLINA
Posts: 284
Default

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.
__________________
WOODY
06 STANDARD CHROMED TO THE MAX

LIFE IS NOTHING BUT A LONG RIDE...IF YOU ARE LUCKY. I AM !!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-27-2011, 07:20 PM
HoggyMtnBreakdown's Avatar
HoggyMtnBreakdown HoggyMtnBreakdown is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Japan
Posts: 3,404
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WFA View Post
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.
__________________
SHANE


BADASS DURCELL FATTY W/SE STAGE 1 A/C, TMAX, WOOD 555 CAMS, SHOTGUN SHOCK, 18" APES, EXTENDED FENDER, ETC, ETC...
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Handlebar riser bushing torque Codyyy Softail Models 6 08-05-2015 02:42 PM
Dealer setup of 2014 Low Rider gjasr1960 General Topics/Tech Tips 3 05-30-2015 09:19 AM
Torque Specs for riser bushing bolts Robs2KFLHRCI General Topics/Tech Tips 2 04-30-2014 04:57 PM
2013 sportster torque specs billy_5555 Sportster Models 17 03-13-2014 08:28 PM
Deuce risers on a 01 FXDL advice and pics justmealwatts Dyna Glide Models 4 01-29-2014 05:02 PM


Tags
bar, bolt, fatboy, handle, handlebar, harley, heritage, loctite, loose, manual, riser, risers, size, specs, torque


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



Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.