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Offline michaeldouglas72

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Adjusting handlebars...
on: April 01, 2015, 11:35:38 PM
I tried to recline my bars a bit but no joy, is there a locating pin in the clamp?

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Offline paddy t

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Re: Adjusting handlebars...
Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 10:01:18 AM
no there is no location pin on the bars it must just be stuck the only location is on your switch gear so if you alter the rake of your bars it puts your controls out of line ie your indicator and start switch :028:
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Offline michaeldouglas72

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Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 04:16:03 PM
Thanks for your reply, I'll give it another go. I only need a them back a few mil so hopefully the levers won't be pointing at the ceiling!

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Re: Adjusting handlebars...
Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 09:00:41 PM
I fitted bar-back risers but you can remove the 'pips' from the OE switchgear so they don't have to align with the hole in the bars

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Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 05:14:21 PM
I've adjusted mine a few mil then undid the 8 mm bolts and moved the levers down a bit, it does put the switchgear out a bit, but it's no major problem.......except when you need to use the horn, which is nigh on impossible anyway!!

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Re: Adjusting handlebars...
Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 09:39:30 PM
I've nudged the bars back a good chunk and levers etc are still perfectly fine, the chappie that had the bike before me must've had arms like an orangutan! Begs the question, how do I know I have mine set as standard now?!?!?

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Re: Adjusting handlebars...
Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 06:36:42 AM
See if you can compare it with photographs of other cosstourers

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Offline michaeldouglas72

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Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 09:02:57 AM
Difficult to tell from photos, what I need is a man with a spirit level to rest the level on the brake fluid reservoir and let me know the angle of dangle!