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post #1 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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To shave or not to shave

No it's not what you think I just installed renthal bars and the holders are on all the way tight to spec but I can still move the bars if I really push up on then. Is it ok if I take both top pieces and shave them on the belt sander a tiny bit, or is this a no no?

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 12:46 PM
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I think it's fine the way it is. You want some amount of give under high stress to help minimize bending the bars.

If you find the bars are easily movable while riding then it's too loose. It sounds like you have to exert quite a bit of force on the bars in order to make them move, correct? If so, can you exert the same kind of force while riding? If not, don't worry about it. You're good to go.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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I do have to push hard but I can't even fit in the smallest feeler gauge on my ring. I would feel a little more comfortable if it didn't move.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 03:42 PM
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How did you tighten them? Are the dots facing the front of the bike?

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 03:43 PM
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if it makes you feel better than go for it, wont take much and wont hurt anything, don't tighten enough to deform your bars though

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 04:15 PM
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check the dots, there's no way they should move.
reef the front two down hard first, then do the rears.
any movement-its bodged.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-02-2015, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yes the dots are facing the proper direction and they are tightened correctly and to spec.

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