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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hi Folks

I fitted the SW Motech Vario bar risers to my XC however I'm a bit worried that I'm unable to torque the two rear bolts correctly after fitting the top clamp.

I have them raked back slightly which leaves a tiny space but not enough to even fit a sawed down Allen key, any advice as I really enjoy these things
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #42 (permalink)
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If you have'nt figured it out yet, first tighten up the two rear ones first, but not so tight that you can't rotate the bars back. Adjust to where you want them and then tighten the front two. It is a clamp type fit and you tighten the front two the rear two will clamp right down.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #43 (permalink)
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If you have'nt figured it out yet, first tighten up the two rear ones first, but not so tight that you can't rotate the bars back. Adjust to where you want them and then tighten the front two. It is a clamp type fit and you tighten the front two the rear two will clamp right down.
Sorry to say this, but:

Don't do it this way! You will way over-torque the smaller rear bolts!

You have to do one more step before:

1) Hand-tighten the front bolts (the bigger ones in the standard setting) so that the clamps are flush where the bigger bolts are (usually the front) - no gaps.

2) Tighten / torque the rear bolts now, there will be a small gap between the upper and lower part of the clamp at the rear bolts.

3) You can still rotate the handle bar with the risers to the position you like. It's just a little harder.

4) Now torque the front bolts to the correct torque. As they were flush before, you are not "pulling" on the rear while doing so.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Not familiar with the SW risers but it sounds like the same issue I had with the Rox riser. What I did was cut off a small piece of an allen wrench. Just deep enough to fit in the bolt and stick up enough to get a wrench on it. I put it in the bolt with a set of needle nose pliers and tighten it with a wrench.

As stated above absolutely tighten the fronts first.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #45 (permalink)
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As stated above absolutely tighten the fronts first.
My approach is to get them flush, not tight because then you can't rotate the risers.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Pivoting ROX Risers

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Are the Rox 2" good for a 800 roadie without causing cable problems ?
How difficult to install ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what the length change UP (and I am guessing slightly BACK) is when swapping the Roadie for the XC risers?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:05 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Are the Rox 2" good for a 800 roadie without causing cable problems ?
How difficult to install ?
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Absolutely no cable problems. and it'll take you less than an hour, beer included.
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thanks I think I will order now,
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