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  1. #61
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    200 dollar mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantumcat View Post
    I got mine on tonight and I really like the new riding position.

    I used a little heat and I had no problem at all getting the studs out using the lock-nut method. No breaker bar. No aftermarker stud puller. No headache.

    Unfortunately I overtightened the right riser bolt and stripped the riser (heavy hand due to a dense mind). That's a $200 mistake according to the OEM order list from the local dealer.

    Big kudos to Ken and Jeff. Thanks guys.

    Mantissa: In case you haven't got the studs out yet, I had the bar resting on the tank with a bunch of padding. I did apply some heat (about 20 sec. per side of the stud). I applied the nuts & lock-washer then stood on the left side of the bike with the left grip clenched between my thighs. With a couple taps of a rubber mallet on the box-end wrench the stud came right out. My voice is still just as deep as it always was.
    I'm not sure I would replace it.
    Can you have a helicoil put in or perhpas weld up the hole and drill and tap?
    I would try a helicoil first.
    Over drill, over tap (in size) helicoil and put back together.
    Just a thought.

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  3. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear777 View Post
    Just glad you got them on without any issues!

    BTW, Has she commented on if she likes the change or not?
    She loves them! We did 250 miles Saturday and she had no complaints about her reach! I lowered it 2" for her too prior to the ride. She is ready to ride at a whim now! I think she likes her bike better than me.
    Can't get no better than that.

    BING

  4. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by CooleyM50 View Post
    I'm not sure I would replace it.
    Can you have a helicoil put in or perhpas weld up the hole and drill and tap?
    I would try a helicoil first.
    Over drill, over tap (in size) helicoil and put back together.
    Just a thought.
    just overtap and use a bigger bolt. problem solved, no?
    2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 called Beast and 2006 Suzuki M50 to be reborn M50 Service Manual
    Quote Originally Posted by omegajim View Post
    "we, the few, the proud, the motorcyclists of the world, refuse to sit down in comfort, insulated from the environment, and run the gauntlet of life with a front row seat. And we wouldn't want it any other way." Jim

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  6. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantumcat View Post
    ...

    Unfortunately I overtightened the right riser bolt and stripped the riser (heavy hand due to a dense mind). That's a $200 mistake according to the OEM order list from the local dealer.

    ...
    I agree with CooleyM50, here's a link for some info on these....

    RoadStarMagazine.com - How to use a Helicoil


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    YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE: WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

  7. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear777 View Post
    I agree with CooleyM50, here's a link for some info on these....

    RoadStarMagazine.com - How to use a Helicoil

    it works BUT
    Durafix Aluminum Welding Rods work also.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jijW3...eature=related
    They are expesive but worth every penny.
    Thread repair
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843jj...eature=related
    Last edited by Mario; 07-23-2009 at 02:36 PM.
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  8. #66
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    i'm too lazy to use the coils i haven't run into a problem where i've needed one yet.
    but from everything i've heard, they are the bomb.

    for something like the risers i'd prolly use the coils
    2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 called Beast and 2006 Suzuki M50 to be reborn M50 Service Manual
    Quote Originally Posted by omegajim View Post
    "we, the few, the proud, the motorcyclists of the world, refuse to sit down in comfort, insulated from the environment, and run the gauntlet of life with a front row seat. And we wouldn't want it any other way." Jim

  9. #67
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    i want a chin spoiler

  10. #68
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    Thumbs up Additional Pics & comments

    Thanks Ken Cooley for a nice product and amiable support!

    The installation went pretty smoothly, and I'm very happy with the extra height & slight pull back.

    I've added a few pix to further clarify on the installation.

    hanglebar risers for M50 available again-bolts-pointing-out.jpg hanglebar risers for M50 available again-stud-side-view.jpg hanglebar risers for M50 available again-bottom-riser.jpg hanglebar risers for M50 available again-risers-taped.jpg

    Definitely get an extra set of hands to hold down the handlebar. I also used a heat gun to loosen the studs - which are VERY tightly screwed on - the heat made a HUGE DIFFERENCE!

    Overall an easy do-it-yourself and worthwhile mod.

    God speed!!!
    Last edited by pastorgumby; 07-24-2009 at 06:50 PM.
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  11. #69
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    Thumbs up a few extra pics

    hanglebar risers for M50 available again-new-screws-order-washers.jpg hanglebar risers for M50 available again-finished1.jpg hanglebar risers for M50 available again-finished-2.jpg

    here are a few extra pics.
    "Faith is a journey... not a guilt trip!"
    *2007 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1600


  12. #70
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    i know what i want.

    bolt on skid plates.
    2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 called Beast and 2006 Suzuki M50 to be reborn M50 Service Manual
    Quote Originally Posted by omegajim View Post
    "we, the few, the proud, the motorcyclists of the world, refuse to sit down in comfort, insulated from the environment, and run the gauntlet of life with a front row seat. And we wouldn't want it any other way." Jim

  13. #71
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    I am ordering some and was wondering if the cables and such are long enough to accomodate the extra rise.

  14. #72
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    our riser spacers do not require changing out anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel17368 View Post
    I am ordering some and was wondering if the cables and such are long enough to accomodate the extra rise.
    Our riser spacers do not require changing out the wires, cables or hoses.

  15. #73
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    Thank ya

  16. #74
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    Riser install

    Hey everyone, love the risers and install went great. Took about 45 mins. For those of you tat will install risers in the future, a impact wrench makes removal of studs a breeze. Thanks again ken for a job well done and lookinf forward to seeing chin spoiler.

  17. #75
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    I as well had a very easy install and love the new feel very much.


 
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