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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 10:07 am Thread Starter
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Handlebar Adjustment

I'm still riding in the as-delivered handlebar position (all the way up) and thought I might try moving things around a bit. I know many if not most riders have already done this. Does moving them damage the paint in each location when tightened? Just curious. I would expect the "teeth" to leave marks in each of the grooves as its moved. Yes? No?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 10:24 am
 
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 11:09 am
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But seriously, no worries Chris. The handle bar adjustment system is designed to be just that.....adjusted. You can adjust it to any position and readjust it again and you won't leave any ugly telltail marks.
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Nuts would be wanting ESH "electronic handlebar adjustment" option to go with my ESA. Who wants to screw with allen wrenches, right?
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Nuts would be wanting ESH "electronic handlebar adjustment" option to go with my ESA. Who wants to screw with allen wrenches, right

Yeh, why can't ESA sport mode lower the handlbars to suit, raise the rider footpegs, drop the screen, lower the rider seat and decrease the tyre pressure by 3lbs.

Oh I forgot - AND EJECT the pillion on a James Bond seat.
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Nuts would be wanting ESH "electronic handlebar adjustment" option to go with my ESA. Who wants to screw with allen wrenches, right

Yeh, why can't ESA sport mode lower the handlbars to suit, raise the rider footpegs, drop the screen, lower the rider seat and decrease the tyre pressure by 3lbs.

Oh I forgot - AND EJECT the pillion on a James Bond seat.
I humbly withdraw my request and second your motion! All in favor?

I mean, this is LUXURY sport touring, isn't it? :wtf
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 9:27 pm
 
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No damage incurred, so stop worrying and learn to love the bomb! Oh, and they are torx, not allen heads.
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I humbly withdraw my request and second your motion! All in favor?

I mean, this is LUXURY sport touring, isn't it? :wtf
LOL! I have to second this one as well!

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LOL! I have to second this one as well!
When I bought the GT the dealer told me that it was important to use the right torque pressure if I moved the bars down. I forgot the number of pounds.

Does anyone think this is important?
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The torque value is in the back of the owners manual (don't have it handy here now) - it's on the specs page someplace in the very back and it wasn't much as I recall.

I figure that if any manufacturer determines a specific torque value for any fastner, I might as well follow their advice. It doesn't take any longer to snug with the torque wrench than with a normal ratchet so I just do it for piece of mind...

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