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How to fix my 18 inch apebars sliding back after a day or so

 
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:56 AM
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I push my apes little further forward....caus I like the more agressive stance....but they looose grip after a ride and slowly slides back so I have to unscrew the bolts and push apes forward and tighten the screws again......
what to do? I am sick or adjusting the apes....
 
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Put t-bars on it instead?
 
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nooooo i love my apes...they look good
 
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Anybody have solution for sagging apes?
A lot of great info there.
 
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For 18 bars, there is a lot of extra leverage being applied to the clamp area so drilling the clamp (or a riser) and putting in a set screw is probably the best idea.
 
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Originally Posted by Cygnusx51 View Post
For 18 bars, there is a lot of extra leverage being applied to the clamp area so drilling the clamp (or a riser) and putting in a set screw is probably the best idea.
This seems to be the route most folks go.
 
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Maybe some tape around the bars then clamp
 
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I posted a similar question a week or so ago (I'm the, "sagging ape guy" above). Got several suggestions (much thanks all). I ended up wrapping the knurling with dry wall screen (sounded like the best suggestion short of installing a screw). About to go on a 400 mile ride - I'll see how it works out.
 
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Bagger Nation (Yaffe) has a much better clamp they sell.
Rock solid.
 
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