Just slapped a set of 1'' bar risers on the old dizzer and the handlebars feel all wobbly now. Is this normal. I snugged everything up, and she still feels a little loose.????????? The handlebars felt tight before installing them.
Is it bottoming out on the shoulder of the bolt when you tighten the nut down rather than the nut tightening down the triple to the clamp?
Can't recall the drz's off hand or how they work but I'd pull a nut off and see if it's trying to thread into the shoulder of the bolt?
Its not loose on the risers themselves but lower down. The risers are nice and snug and the bolts do not bottom out.
Just Another Enthusiast
I think it is the effect the risers have on the steering geometry; I have that same 'loose' feeling if I do sharp turns on my SV. Never happens on large radius turns or sweeping corners, but if I do a quick 90 degree corner I get it.
At least that is my feeling. I don't have risers on my bike, just some pretty tall bars and when I first put them and took a sharp turn I actually reached down to see if the bolts where loose. They were tight as can be, as are my triples and steering nut; the whole front end is solid but I still feel the looseness on certain turns.
If it's indeed 'wobbly' all the time there is likely another cause. I owned two DRZ's, and did have risers on one of them, and I only experienced something similar (but milder) to what I explained with my SV.
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Well it would make sense. The more height added the more torque on the assemble itself. Don't know if I love it though. What do you figire the ft/pds is on the risers themselvers and on the nuts underneath. I don't want to over tighten em.