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Offline Giff57

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Murphs Tip over bars
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:20:23 pm »
Can anyone who's put these on tell me how you hold the nut on the back side of the top motor mount to keep it from spinning?
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Re: Murphs Tip over bars
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 07:34:21 pm »
  Top right motor mount I was able to get a box end wrench on the nut and a socket wrench on the bolt head and torque the bolt. The top left motor mount bolt usually needs shims between the frame and the motor mount.

   THEN !!! I got a long socket of the correct size and a long extension to reach the nut on the left mount. (may have even had a swivel between the socket and the extension bar) Then I got my wife to hold the left side bolt while I torque the nut from the right side of the bike. A real pita to get at!!!

  I hope someone else has a better idea but that's my story!!!   :-[ :-[
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Re: Murphs Tip over bars
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 01:01:09 pm »
I got it.  Since there is a Harbor Freight nearby, I went to browse for what might work.  I found a set of crowfoot wrenches that worked perfectly for removal and for starting the nut on the new bolt.  Best $8 I ever spent.
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Re: Murphs Tip over bars
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 04:11:01 am »
I got it.  Since there is a Harbor Freight nearby, I went to browse for what might work.  I found a set of crowfoot wrenches that worked perfectly for removal and for starting the nut on the new bolt.  Best $8 I ever spent.
That's what I did also.
I got mine used but un-used about 10 years old, though maybe the seller sold his bike 10 years ago & the bars are older.  They are Murphs style, not Canyon Cages, but w/o a known origin.  They don't have a small diagonal gusset that I recall seeing in a picture on somebody else's bars.  My set had 3/8" bolts in it IIRC. 
A metric 10mm would be .3937" so, is this ok w/o worries, or should I get the exact fit?  I think I trimmed one for length, too.
Haven't done significant riding since they went on.   :truce:
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 12:56:30 pm by Tour1, Reason: spelling, knowns, & unknowns »
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