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Hey guys, I recently went to change the handlebars on my bike, I ended up wanting some new risers with it as well. So I got the risers and realized I had to drill out the top clamp for the new riser bolts to fit. In the process of drilling them out, the left side tore out.

Is it safe to pop it back in, bolt my risers on and continue using this top clamp?



 

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Yes, if you can get it back in. In the future I would suggest that you look for metric risers or they do make metric to sae studs.
 

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Yes, if you can get it back in. In the future I would suggest that you look for metric risers or they do make metric to sae studs.
It pops right back into place, I'm just concerned because it's torn out. I don't know what kind of effect it will have on the handling here on out.
 

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If mine, I'd coat the inner bore and outside of the rubber coated bushing with black RV to give the rubber surfaces a seal with each other and reinstall.
 

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I'd clean the fit areas good and reinstall bushings with Loctite.
 

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That bushing has a rubber sleeve so that it can flex so don't use a loctite. You need a rubber to rubber adhesive to adhear the rubber surfaces back togather.
 

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My risers fit with no drilling, did you plan or research risers before you bought them and started drilling out parts on your bike? There are bike specific risers, also bike specific oem and aftermarket handlebars.

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My risers fit with no drilling, did you plan or research risers before you bought them and started drilling out parts on your bike? There are bike specific risers, also bike specific oem and aftermarket handlebars.

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He must not have. All metric risers use the same thread size. He probably got some Harley risers.
 

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Admittedly, I did the same thing on my riser replacement and drilling out the bushings. The first went smooth, the right hand bushing took a fatal beating. I installed the risers without the right hand bushing, shrug, handle bars are a smidgen off, but I'm the only rider of this bike, been like this since 2007 or 08. It shouldn't bother your handling. At least it hasn't bothered mine.
It's not a part you can replace, unless you replace that portion of the triple tree.
 
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