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Any Issues With Factory 47 Malo Bars Slipping?

I remember reading a lot of threads about apes slipping in the risers or moving forward and back, and some people cutting up aluminum cans and sliding that aluminum sleeve around the bars where the riser clamp bites down or people using sandpaper to scuff up the inside of the riser clamp.

Anyone ever have any issues with the F47 bars moving, where they had to do something like this?

I'm in the process of adding my 12" Malo's and if I need to put something in there, I would hate having to take everything apart twice.

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You won't have any problems with the 12" bars. The slipping you're referring to comes from running 18" or taller bars or bars that aren't knurled.


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I remember reading a lot of threads about apes slipping in the risers or moving forward and back, and some people cutting up aluminum cans and sliding that aluminum sleeve around the bars where the riser clamp bites down or people using sandpaper to scuff up the inside of the riser clamp.

Anyone ever have any issues with the F47 bars moving, where they had to do something like this?

I'm in the process of adding my 12" Malo's and if I need to put something in there, I would hate having to take everything apart twice.
No slipping at all, but I do wish I would have installed some new riser bushings. Mine flex a decent amount.
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No slipping at all, but I do wish I would have installed some new riser bushings. Mine flex a decent amount.
Those are going in too.
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I actually drilled and tapped the riser clamp to install Allen set screws for additional grip. Did it help maybe. They don't slip but I don't push it up hill with hands on the grip


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I remember reading a lot of threads about apes slipping in the risers or moving forward and back, and some people cutting up aluminum cans and sliding that aluminum sleeve around the bars where the riser clamp bites down or people using sandpaper to scuff up the inside of the riser clamp.

Anyone ever have any issues with the F47 bars moving, where they had to do something like this?

I'm in the process of adding my 12" Malo's and if I need to put something in there, I would hate having to take everything apart twice.
Lol. I remember those days. 18" apes on my 48 pan. Factory Springer with the dog bone set up.

My 12s don't budge.
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I had my local wrench install my 16's. I told him to get new riser bushings and he forgot. I went to pick it up and holy crap. There was a TON of flex. Totally unacceptable. Of course he threw bushings in and that fixed it.


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