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Offline bajakirch

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How to install bar risers
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:05:48 am »
I picked up a set of bar risers from another member and would like to install them before taking a 1000-mile ride in about 6 weeks.

The set didn't come with any instructions, nor have I been able to determine a manufacturer. So I'm not really sure how to install them.

Can anyone point me to some sort of generic instructions for installing on the C10?

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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 07:33:02 am »
I can't point you to directions. But IIRC, they were pretty simple. Remove the bolts, slide the block under the bar and replace the bolts with the longer bolts. But I do not remember if rerouting the cables were necessary. Sorry, it's been many years now since I used a set of risers on a C10. Maybe someone else will chime in with better answers.

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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 11:05:44 am »
I've been told by others that you can raise the bars up 1-7/8" without having to reroute cables. My risers are shorter than that, so I think I'll be good.

I'm just looking for a rough guideline before I start unbolting stuff at random.
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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 12:10:44 pm »
I can't point you to directions. But IIRC, they were pretty simple. Remove the bolts, slide the block under the bar and replace the bolts with the longer bolts. But I do not remember if rerouting the cables were necessary. Sorry, it's been many years now since I used a set of risers on a C10. Maybe someone else will chime in with better answers.
That's the basics of it.  The risers I have include an internal piece that sits on the top of the fork tube.  That piece then goes up through the actual bars to maintain alignment.  There are a couple of set screws on the risers to keep that inner tube in place.  (But I think I've lost three of the four set screws without any ill effects, since the bars clamp to them anyway.)
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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 04:06:40 am »
Just did mine the other day,only problem had to cut the zip ties holding everything together,and the 2 allen screws that hold the spacer are sharp and might cause a future problem,fixed it with some hot glue!
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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 11:45:50 pm »
I finally got around to this on my winter project list.

Despite everyone's instructions (here and in every other topic I read on the subject) to simply 'take out the bolts, install the riser and reconnect with the longer screws', I'm still stymied.

Tonight I took out the bolts that I believe everyone's referring to:



No matter how much I grunt, the bar will not move. I suspect there's another fastener I need to remove, but I don't know what. I was tempted to undo the big nut to the left of the bolts I removed, but then I became concerned that the forks might fall off or something. Yeah, my mechanical skills are that bad.

I've checked the Tech Pages and other topics posted on this and I'm not finding what I need. Can someone explain this to me like I'm a 5th-grader?
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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 12:20:57 pm »
Look on the back (rider side) of the handle bar. You'll see another Allen bolt that pinches the handle bar onto the fork tube. Loosen that and it should slide right up.
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Re: How to install bar risers
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 12:34:01 am »
Thanks! That was the clue I needed.

I gave it another go tonight and, while it wasn't a completely flawless process, I got the risers installed in about 45 minutes.

I'm getting really anxious to get the bike back on the road and try out the new bar position.
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