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Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

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Re: Answer to handlebar vibes?
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2013, 01:59:24 am »
I had a set of triple clamps from my son's old 04 rm85 and have cut the bar clamps with risers off of the setup, drilled and counter-bored them to accept a cap bolt. I am going to use them to adapt 7/8 bars to my connie top clamp. I am going to test a few rubber compounds under them and totally isolate the clamps from making contact directly with the bike. It is simple and will work. Once finished I will post pics. Oh heck, I could probably snap some pics of the clamps and how they turned out. Just need to get bars to complete it.

If the bolt touches anything metal, it's still hard bolted. To be isolated, the bolt needs to go through an isolator. Also, you really can't bolt to the top triple. I studied that first; the problem is that the triple is very thin and relies on strengthening ribs on the underside. The only place to drill through for the mounts will compromise the rib structure, which I wasn't willing to do. HTH, Steve
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Re: Answer to handlebar vibes?
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2013, 11:21:44 am »
I had a set of triple clamps from my son's old 04 rm85 and have cut the bar clamps with risers off of the setup, drilled and counter-bored them to accept a cap bolt. I am going to use them to adapt 7/8 bars to my connie top clamp. I am going to test a few rubber compounds under them and totally isolate the clamps from making contact directly with the bike. It is simple and will work. Once finished I will post pics. Oh heck, I could probably snap some pics of the clamps and how they turned out. Just need to get bars to complete it.

If the bolt touches anything metal, it's still hard bolted. To be isolated, the bolt needs to go through an isolator. Also, you really can't bolt to the top triple. I studied that first; the problem is that the triple is very thin and relies on strengthening ribs on the underside. The only place to drill through for the mounts will compromise the rib structure, which I wasn't willing to do. HTH, Steve
I have been giving thought to ways of isolating the cap bolts from contacting metal. Thanks for the info Steve.
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