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Thread: Handle Bar torque?

Created on: 03/31/17 07:40 AM

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BobZ


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Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 7:40 AM

Can someone tell me how many ft lbs I should torque my handle bar bolts to? I will be installing Genmar risers next week and the online instructions say 8 and 14 so I am not sure.



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 3:26 PM

Usually I tighten things down to 'not-fall-off-pounds-per-square-inch' but the service manual says 25 ft-lb for the handlebar bolts and 18 ft-lb for the handlebar holder bolts.


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BobZ


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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 5:30 PM

Thanks. Genmar responded to my question and they said 18 ft lbs. I am referring to the 2 bolts on each side that hold the handle bars down. I am not sure I know what you mean though by handlebar bolts and handlebar holder bolts though...



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 5:35 PM

The handlebars are two parts. The bar and the holder. There is a large bolt that passes through the holder into the end of the bar. That bolt is 25 ft-lb. The two smaller M8 bolts that hold the holder down to the top yolk are 18 ft-lb.

Think of it as clip-ons.

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BobZ


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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 5:50 PM

Got it, thanks. I will be replacing the M8s with longer ones that came with the Genmar risers.



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 5:53 PM

Now I got it, thanks. Two longer bolts for each side come with the Genmar riser blocks and those are the ones I will be torqueing down. Parts that sit flat on each other are more critical to the proper torque specs so I want to be sure.



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 6:00 PM

That big silver bolt looking at the blue preload adjuster is the handle bar bolt. The gold ones are the clipon (well they are not really clip ons on the 14, they are clip downs) bolts and these I believe will be the ones you change when you put your risers on. 18 ft lbs for the clipon bolts.



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
03/31/17 6:33 PM

Correct, thanks all. I was a member to the Blackbird Forums for almost 10 years before I recently joined this one and I am glad to see another great set of helpful riders here.



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RE: Handle Bar torque?
04/01/17 9:54 AM

No worries. I'm still new here as well.

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RE: Handle Bar torque?
04/01/17 10:37 PM

I always use some blue locktite also



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