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    Alignment of bars

    After the dreaded strike of the side stand fairy I have now all bit sorted the cosmetic damage to the bike.

    Took her out for a test ride last night and noticed the the bars don't seem to be sitting square when traveling in a straight line.

    Checked the front fork alignment and all seems well.

    When you look down the bars they seem ever so slightly off line with the yolk plate.

    The left hand riser looks 2 to 4mm down from the top of the plate.

    Now I'm just wondering if the impact has moved the rises slightly.

    Had a look at it today but can't get a socket into the bolt to slacken it off. Don't really want to take the top yolk off to sort this.

    Any suggestions?

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    yes
    take the top yolk off ... or put up with the bars pissed

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    Can you point me to some decent info on how to do this.

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    take the bars out of the risers n tape em out the way onto the the fairing
    undo that big nut on the top yolk with the holes round it with the hexagon in the middle using a hex socket.
    undo the two fork clamp bolts on the top yolk and pull the top yolk off.
    sort out the riser bolts and refit
    nip up the big nut and tighten the fork clamp bolts
    then torque the big nut up

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    Cheers. 14mm hex socket for the upper plate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrickwood View Post
    Cheers. 14mm hex socket for the upper plate??
    yes 14mm
    10mm pinch bolts

    any probs give us a shout

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    Think the bolt on the LH riser may be ever so slightly bent.

    See its a 30mm M10 with flange.

    If the flange totally necessary? or will a replacement bolt and washer do?

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    as long as the bolts the same length you will be good to go
    make sure its tightened up propper

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    Thanks for that seems to have sorted it. Tightened to 100nm

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    super roy to the rescue tadah

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