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A "Heads Up" for people With Klock Werks Kliphanger Bars

If you have Klock Werks Kliphanger bars, make sure you check the torque on the large bore fasteners frequently. I installed the bars in November. Torqued the fasteners to 155 inch lbs.(the max). After about a thousand mile figured I'd check them to see if they loosened. They did. Checked them today before I went out and every one was really loose. That's twice in under 2,000 miles. Just throwing that out there. Kliphangers are unique bars that require extra attention.
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I don't have them. But that's a good heads up.
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If you have Klock Werks Kliphanger bars, make sure you check the torque on the large bore fasteners frequently. I installed the bars in November. Torqued the fasteners to 155 inch lbs.(the max). After about a thousand mile figured I'd check them to see if they loosened. They did. Checked them today before I went out and every one was really loose. That's twice in under 2,000 miles. Just throwing that out there. Kliphangers are unique bars that require extra attention.
Had them 5 years ago for 5k miles but never checked the bolts. Maybe I got lucky I didnít have an accident. I would recommend blue loctite Geoí.


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Had them 5 years ago for 5k miles but never checked the bolts. Maybe I got lucky I didnít have an accident. I would recommend blue loctite Geoí.
I know. I use loctite on everything. I even put it on my french fries. I don't know why i didn't use it when i did these bars. I think because it was a little above my expertise level and I didn't want to do anything that wasn't in the instructions. I'll redo them this week with that wonderful blue liquid.
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I know. I use loctite on everything. I even put it on my french fries. I don't know why i didn't use it when i did these bars. I think because it was a little above my expertise level and I didn't want to do anything that wasn't in the instructions. I'll redo them this week with that wonderful blue liquid.
If I had them where I wanted them. I'd use the red. Or get cat cement. They don't come loose. Ever, with the cat cement.
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Good timing! I pulled my scoot out of winter hibernation today and took a quick 40 mile ride around the block. Iím going to pull the new Kliphangers off tomorrow to flip the knuckles, so Iíll put some blue LocTite on the bolts when I tighten them up. I have the knuckles angled down now, but I need to angle them up so I can pull the bars back a bit more (10Ē Pullback Kliphangers).


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Had them 5 years ago for 5k miles but never checked the bolts. Maybe I got lucky I didnít have an accident. I would recommend blue loctite Geoí.


Had the 14Ē Kliphangers on my 13 RGU last year, didnít have any issues with them coming loose, but this time around I wonít take any chances.


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I blue loc-tite everything, valve stem cap, license plate bolts, air that I put in my tire.....
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Thanks, I just installed them, but since it is now snowing won't get a chance to try them for a while. I did locktight them though.
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How are you guy's liking these bars ? Im thinking about getting them

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