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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All, can the stock Thruxton R bars be adjusted "rotated out some for a straighter feel" and does anyone know the pinch bolt torque spec? Thanks.
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Hi All, can the stock Thruxton R bars be adjusted "rotated out some for a straighter feel" and does anyone know the pinch bolt torque spec? Thanks.


Hi, the original is not possible to rotate, them are secured with a screw
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Do you know where the screws are located?

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Do you know where the screws are located?


Under the triple trees


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The small bolt can of course be removed and the bars then loosened and rotated.
The std torque for an 8mm bolt is 15 lb/ft
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When I replaced my stock handlebar risers for the low ones, I found those bolts really hard to get at. I ended up removing the big nut off the top clamp, loosening the pinch bolts of the risers and the top clamp from the fork tubes and lifted all three pieces off the tubes at the same time. Then I could flip it all upside down and separate the risers from the top clamp (or in your case remove the bolts so you can swing the risers fore and aft).
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Next question, has anybody done this?

I've thought about it. The stock position of the clip ons feels perfect to me for cornering - which I suppose is the whole point - but I've thought if the bars could be positioned 1/4 " out, you wouldn't lose much in sport and would gain much in comfort. I miss how comfortable my wrists were with Superbars for all those times when you're not cornering.

When I talked to the tech about it he mentioned the screw and said you could remove it and rotate the bars but they were designed to be fixed so it would be a bit of a trust exercise in relying on the pinch bolts to keep the bars in place.
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Next question, has anybody done this?

I've thought about it. The stock position of the clip ons feels perfect to me for cornering - which I suppose is the whole point - but I've thought if the bars could be positioned 1/4 " out, you wouldn't lose much in sport and would gain much in comfort. I miss how comfortable my wrists were with Superbars for all those times when you're not cornering.

When I talked to the tech about it he mentioned the screw and said you could remove it and rotate the bars but they were designed to be fixed so it would be a bit of a trust exercise in relying on the pinch bolts to keep the bars in place.
I've had some personal fights with those very hard to get at set bolts/ screws when going back to orig clipons from the lower ones that come with the cafe fairing kit. When the dealer fixed the setup someone used Allen bolts which were a big PITA to remove and replace. We did the same knuckle busting exercise to a buddies TTR and those positioning bolts were nice socket heads. To answer the OP, the positioning bolts are there for a reason. I wouldn't leave them out.

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I loosened the locating bolts in order to move the bars down 5mm to clear the fairing.
I did replace them and used small spacers.
I've used clip ons on other bikes relying only on the clamping bolts without problems
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Nice idea, because those bolts are very hard to get to. I'm considering putting the stock risers back on, as I've got a trapped nerve in my neck at the moment and the low ones are causing pain. If I do, I'll try this trick. It might make it easier.

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When I replaced my stock handlebar risers for the low ones, I found those bolts really hard to get at. I ended up removing the big nut off the top clamp, loosening the pinch bolts of the risers and the top clamp from the fork tubes and lifted all three pieces off the tubes at the same time. Then I could flip it all upside down and separate the risers from the top clamp (or in your case remove the bolts so you can swing the risers fore and aft).
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