"Quickie" KTM bar riser extensions

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. creeper

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    Goodmorning,

    Lets see, I've missspelled 3 words now, missed something called westport and I need to pull Dags PUI math finger... again.

    I'll be needing more horseradish...
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    Oh yes... two inches is too long... to bad. :evil
    My 33's are pushing the limit of available cable, and I might lop off 3mm to get just a skosh more cable freeplay.
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  3. Barry

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    Thanks. I was just going backwards through the thread. I think 2" will be OK. I simulated the rise and had plenty of slack when turned both ways. If not, I can always whack the risers and bolts.


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    MISSPELLED :lol3





















    Don't worry, it is a saturday. You shouldn't have to worry about spelling. :deal
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    Funny guy... Driftwood :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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    Whats new Softwood? :D
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    Westport is a commercial fishing port on the coast just below the better known Ocean Shores. My father fished outa there for quite a few years. I was born in Seattle and grew up most of my life there, except for some time in Canada (all my family is Canadian :freaky ). So I have a few ideas about that area - it rocks.

    Not enough rain down here in Kalifornia. :nod
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    Perhaps I could send you some? Around early March I should be completly done with it, and will be glad to air freight the remaining months of liquid sunshine. :thumb
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    mmmmmmm, mud....... :evil
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  14. malsin

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    Thanks, Creeper, for the economical, good-looking bar riser idea.

    My local HD parts manager was sincerely apologetic yesterday when I called to check on my two-week-old order for the spacers and bolts and nuts. Seems the guy in charge of ordering had yet to order the bolts and nuts due to not meeting a minumum $ requirement. Doh.

    My redneck solution as I wasn't willing to wait any longer:

    Buy two ~standard~ (6 sided male head) 10 x 100 stainless bolts and the nyloc nuts to match from the local hardware store. Use a grinder to round the heads of the bolts (make the hexagon into a circle). Once round the heads fit nicely into the recesses in the bar cradle. Head height is not an issue. Use a metal cut-off wheel (thin, as opposed to thick for grinding) in an angle-grinder to cut a slot in the flat top of the bolt head. This allows a flat-blade screwdriver to be used to hold the bolt from turning. A depth of about one-third the head thickness worked well for me and wouldn't weaken the head.

    As I don't have a drill press, I held the spacers horizontally in a vice and used a hand-held drill. The hole was already 11/32" (quoted by HD as 5/16") so I first drilled it out with a 3/8" bit and then with a 25/64" bit. The 10 mm bolts fit nicely in the 25/64" hole. (Oh how I wish the US would finally go metric! My cars are metric, my job is metric, why can't everything else get there?)

    Thanks again for the idea and apologies for rednecking it!

    PS: As with Creepers bike I had to reroute the compression release cable. All else fit (I did have to remove one of the zipties under the tank holding the clutch cable)
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    Wow! You really pulled this thread out of the Twilight Zone didn't cha!
    Would have been easier (and quicker) but certainly not cheaper (what you got, maybe $10 in the whole thing?) to just call Loaded for some of his risers.

    Glad it worked out for you... "pennytech" raises it's cheap & ugly head once again! :thumb
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  16. Loadedagain

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    do not use stainless bolts! bad idea! you will crash and die at some point because of them. then grinding them? double bad idea.

    why is loaded such a bad guy this morning?

    the highest commercially available grade of stainless fastener is less than a grade three. and is really soft. you cannot torque it to the correct value without stretching the capscrew beyond elastic limits... what i mean? if you tighten the bolt enough you've broken it.

    then you grind the bolt? :baldy you just further softened a bolt that was too soft. double bad.

    please get the correct bolts before you crash and kill yourself... or worse.. kill someone else!
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  17. Loadedagain

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    probably cheaper to have bought mine... plus mine will not help him into the grave.
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    Now you've gone and done it malsin... Spun up Loaded first thing in the AM... probably hasn't even had his Spam and prune juice yet. :eek1
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  19. Loadedagain

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    bah... it's almost 9:00 i had my good feed hours ago.
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    Almost time for feed #2... can't let the blood sugar get too low ya' know. :D
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