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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2010, 7:08 pm Thread Starter
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Handlebars mounted incorrectly

Hi All. Looking for a bit of help here.

1. Purchased my new K13GT with helibars installed.
2. Purchased new electrified "engage" tank bag from bag connection.
3. Noticed in the tank bag info, this bag will NOT work with bar risers (not sure why I didnt notice this before I ordered it)
4. I removed helibars bar risers to install my new tank bag, however in reassembling it per this photo

, I am left with a gap between the M8 Capnuts on the end and the Threaded Bushing....is this correct? To me, it doesnt look right and need your expertise.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2010, 8:56 pm
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Mine has the gap too. My last GT had the gap. The capnuts do not seems to function by bearing tightly on the T shaped piece, but rather the T shaped piece is held by the long bolt that tightens from the front. Seems like it's OK. The bars on my bike are very secure as fitted in your pics.

Maybe someone smarter can comment further. Good Luck!

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The pics you posted are correct. The cap screws aren't lock nuts, but rather safety nuts to keep the bolts from completely unthreading and falling out.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2010, 2:37 am
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pics shows correct install. those caps are for safety only, when you adjust bars, some kind of limiter. i took everything apart and back while installing the barbacks.

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Thank you all for your comments, they are greatly appreciated!
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