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Author:  YamahaXT660 [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Bar risers

Guys just got some bar risers. On the instructions it tells me to use medium strength liquid thread-locker (locktite) to secure all screws bolts and nuts. My question is - is this necessary? Or are they secure enough without the thread-locker?


Author:  Richard Simpson [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

You may find that without thread lock you can't do the nuts and bolts up tight enough to stop them coming undone without over-tightening them.

Dirt bikes vibrate and's best to use thread lock where you can.

Author:  TomL [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

If the instructions say to use threadlock, why on earth would you not use it? :roll:

Author:  GT-0161 [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

Don't do them tight anyway?? Leave them loose so they move when you drop the bike and don't snap


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Author:  Bill_Mc [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

The original bolts will be a certain grade that when tightened to the specified torque cause a controlled stretch and prevents the bolt slackening. New bolts and probably longer supplied with risers may be of different grade, so maybe they recommend thread lock. but watch which type you use, as it says medium strength, some when used into alloy can be so strong it can pull the threads when you come to undo them. Personally I have never used thread lock on handlebar mounts and have never had any come loose, you should notice a slight gap between the top and bottom half of the clamp when tightened so they are clamping the bar not just against each other.

Author:  YamahaXT660 [ Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

Thanks Bill_Mc that was the sort of response I was looking for.

Author:  Joel [ Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:58 pm ]
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I have 30mm risers and one inch up two inch forward stacked on top of them.!..Got the bolts from the local hardware store... No locktite and plenty of crashes... They are going nowhere... And if they start to ... You can tell, because the bars will move.. Mine never have....

Author:  PJT [ Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bar risers

Loc-tite is normally used where it is not possible to torgue up a bolt sufficient to hold it in place or where there is a potential safety issue if the bolts come loose.
Brake caliper bolts for example are supplied with a form of loc-tite already on the bolts.
I've put bar risers on 2 bikes without using loc-tite and not had a problem with either.
If you are sufficiently confident you will notice the bolts comming loose then personnally I would not bother, but with health and safety in mind the final decision is yours.
Remember nothing you read on the forum can be considered advice it is just the opinion of the writer and what they might do in similar circumstances.

Author:  davidscott [ Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:34 pm ]
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Nice disclaimer :D

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