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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Replace riser bushings?

So I'll be replacing my bars soon. Was thinking of replacing the riser bushings since I'll already have things apart. Easy thing to do on a 15 RG?
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 12:35 PM
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on my 16 RGS, when I changed my bars I also changed the bushings and it was a simple project. I went with the Arlen Ness Polyurethane Riser Bushing. Good luck.
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Yes easy enough on a 15 RG and in my opinion is something that should definitely be done.
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Just don't do like I did...My wife came out to chit chat and I put the bars on and forgot to do the bushings...even though I picked them up and moved them closer to the bike.
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I just did mine with the F47 bars I installed. Picked up the Drag Specialties poly bushings. The fit was pretty snug with the metal sleeve intalled in the bushings so I had to use a long bolt with nut and large washers to draw them together before the final assembly. Bars feel super solid now.
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I can get the left side bottom bolt started easy enough, just not a lot of room to move. will have to pick up a long extension so I can get it tight enough.

My problem is getting the right one started ( have it out, can't seem to get it back in) with that mess of wires running along the frame. Any tips? I gave up for the night. Will take another go at it tomorrow.
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I can get the left side bottom bolt started easy enough, just not a lot of room to move. will have to pick up a long extension so I can get it tight enough.

My problem is getting the right one started ( have it out, can't seem to get it back in) with that mess of wires running along the frame. Any tips? I gave up for the night. Will take another go at it tomorrow.
If you got the left side riser bolt in then just turn the handlebars left and use the fork lock to help keep the handlebars in place while you install that side. I used a torque wrench for the final tightening on mine and only had to use a short 3" extension. Did you get poly bushings installed?
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Use dawn dish soap.for the assembly. Everything will slide together nicely. If you dry fit everything it will be a struggle.
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I replaced mine with arlen ness and grade 8, 2-1/4 bolts the factory bolt is a little short.
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Did you get poly bushings installed?
I went with the arlen ness polys.


Thanks for the tips. Going to try again this afternoon after work. This has turned into a task way harder than it should've. Murphy's Law is in effect. And not just with this bushing bolt problem.
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