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Old 05-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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TT 20mm Riser Install

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?

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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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!
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.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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I figured it was a simple straight forward install and then I looked at the directions...

By the looks of it I figured you could do it without the removal of all that shit.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 05-04-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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OK. Smack me. Noob just following directions. It's all a learning process for me.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #7
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I would grease the bolts....before installing them........
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #8
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risers

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.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #9
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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 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.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:39 PM   #10
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Be careful the instructions may be wrong, if they still have the old ones.

you may not use the the one set of washers

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...mm-Bar-raisers.......
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:58 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:33 AM   #12
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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.
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....

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:52 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #14
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I used my old 07 r1200gs risers
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
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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.

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.
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