TT 20mm Riser Install

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Westy99, May 4, 2011.

  1. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    I'm installing a set of TT 20mm risers today. For those that have done it...do you really have to take all the side panels and the beak off?

    One other thing I want to verify is that bolts on the handle bar clamps are E10's correct?

    Thanks!
    #1
  2. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,829
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Nope. I installed these and there is no need whatsoever to take off the side panels.

    I followed the TT directions with the exception of removing plastics.

    Not sure on the bolts, but E10 sounds right.
    #2
  3. kaiden

    kaiden Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    54
    Location:
    Jackson
    What? I guess is am a typical guy because I don't remember that part! I just put them on by looking at the photo. I owned a set on my last 800 and had no issues...

    Anyone who takes off all that stuff needs to be smacked...
    #3
  4. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    I figured it was a simple straight forward install and then I looked at the directions...:eek2

    By the looks of it I figured you could do it without the removal of all that shit. :evil
    #4
  5. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,992
    Location:
    Okiehoma
    Its a piece of cake, Westy! Don't take off a thing. The back up nut (underneath) is a 17mm wrench size....or at least that's what mine is.

    Either use a socket, or better yet, a small (shorty) combo wrench....i.e. open end/closed end. The shorty fits in there great and you'll have plenty of room to hold it with your hand, while you do the hard work from the topside with a socket wrench. I bought my shortys from Sears with a ratchet in the closed end. But, they are probably available at most hardware or tool stores.

    HF :thumbup
    #5
  6. DonHS

    DonHS Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    89
    Location:
    Vegas
    OK. Smack me. Noob just following directions. It's all a learning process for me.
    #6
  7. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,091
    Location:
    Grand Valley, Colorado
    #7
  8. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    251
    Location:
    South Oregon Coast
    It is straight forward but I did it without any help. Not enough arms to support the bars so I just took a couple of long adjustable straps, looped them over my garage door opener, put tension on them and it made it quite easy to add the risers.
    #8
  9. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    I had a good buddy (also a member on the forum) give me a hand tonight and we got 'em installed pretty quickly. Overall it was a piece of cake, we made it a little harder than we had to by putting one of the risers upside-down :huh but after a few cold ones we noticed it. We flipped her around quick and I was good to go.

    I had read the thread about the corrosion issues with the stock TT hardware so we lubed them up before assembly, they should be good to go now.
    #9
  10. thleon

    thleon Theo

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    64
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    #10
  11. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    Interesting...I'll have to take a closer look at mine tonight. I had a short ride home last night and didn't notice any excessive movement in the bars but I'll double check to be sure.
    #11
  12. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,091
    Location:
    Grand Valley, Colorado
    As explained above.... some early instructions came with .....ehhhh.... bad steps...... But all you have to do.....is have someone old the front wheel solid in place with their legs...... you then push.....and turn the handle bar...... You will NOT be in doubt if you have the the old instructions. The handlebar will be allowed to move quite a bit on the tripple`s rubber bushing....:thumb:thumb

    Erling
    #12
  13. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    Thanks Erling...I'll check it out this evening. I followed the instructions on TT's website as I picked these up second hand and they didn't come with any instructions.
    #13
  14. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,136
    Location:
    I cover the waterfront in Norfolk Virginia.
    I used my old 07 r1200gs risers
    #14
  15. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    I got a chance to check the risers today and there was a little more flex than I'd like so we took things apart and removed the washer per the link in this thread and things are much better now. :clap

    It took a couple attempts but I think I'm going to be happy with the finally result. We'll find out in a couple weeks, I leave the 19th for Southeast Missouri. :wings
    #15
  16. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,091
    Location:
    Grand Valley, Colorado
    Awesome........ When I posted the thread I thought I was loosing my mind.....But soon found that there were others who shared the same experience...... Enjoy the risers.......and have a great trip.....:thumb:thumb

    Erling
    #16