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Let me know what you guys think .
I see custom paint, aftermarket muffs (Bassani ?), and a store bought lugage rack. Looks sweet !, but this section is more for homemade parts, frame modification, etc, as anyone can "buy and bolt"... ;)

How's the weather down there ?...prime ridin time, aint it ?
 

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It may look aftermarket but its the original which I cleaned up and sawed off the tips to how I liked it. It sounds pretty awesome and the weather is pretty good. All of it is original and was restored to look like new, only a few broken engine parts were bought but thats of course because its the engine. It was all painted and done at home.
 

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Custom done 96 vulcan. Let me know what you guys think .
Clean & very nice ! I'd buy that ! :)

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My risers, made by chopping the lower part of the handlebar clamp off an upper triple I had laying around. Perfect height adjustment for the Daytona bars I put on the bike:

 

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Dave, I still think you need some more support for them there risers
x2 !

Just looking @ the pic makes me nervous @ any speed above 30 mph !

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Scares the snot outta me...I did similar once when I was 16 with some aftermarket risers...steel bolts with an allen head...they stripped outta the holes...that was on my Bultaco Matador...alloy triple tree....if nuthin else, get a 1/8" steel plate with 3 holes, and tie em all together, or drill all the way thru the tree, and nut the ends. If anything, ya shouldda made the piece that hits the handlebar bottom long enough to hit both original mounts (3 holes). That would alleviate the stress on the single points.

 

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Trust me guys, I'd like to do more, but so far I don't see that I have the room. The control panel is in the way to put a plate between the lower clamps and the risers. Here's some more pics:


There's no room to put a plate there and have a bolt long enough to go thru the forward hole and have a nut on the underside. The best I could do at the moment is a plate that covers the middle and rear holes, but that won't accomplish anything.

Only other option I see is a plate on the top of everything, with bolts going thru all three pairs of holes. I'm open to suggestions, but I don't see anything that works.

And FWIW, the middle bolts are quite long. I think it's about 15mm of bolt that go into the mower clamp. Granted, that doesn't help with shear forces, but it IS unlikely to strip out the hole.
 

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Trust me guys, I'd like to do more, but so far I don't see that I have the room. The control panel is in the way to put a plate between the lower clamps and the risers.
idk...... others should / may be more familiar with your situation.....

EDIT: Dave, I believe you are trying too hard to make your new Bars set-up work on your bike !

I do know.... I would not ride with that set-up. Sorry Dave

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Shear isn't the problem. Redundancy is. I believe Wolf mentioned a plate; perhaps 1/8" flat stock with three clearance holes each. At least that way you could tie the other mounting holes into it.
 

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EDIT: Dave, I believe you are trying too hard to make your new Bars set-up work on your bike !

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That's kind of true; I've already bought them so I want to use them. Kind of a waste otherwise.
Shear isn't the problem. Redundancy is. I believe Wolf mentioned a plate; perhaps 1/8" flat stock with three clearance holes each. At least that way you could tie the other mounting holes into it.
But there's no room for that, unless I figure out some way to shift the setup rearward about half what it is now...
 

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The bottom of the plate would be where the bottom of the risers are now. And there's not enough room between them and the control panel housing for a nut. I guess I could try to thread the plate, but with only 1/8" worth of threads, I'd be concerned about stripping them. I could go with 1/4" plate, but that might make the bars higher than I want.

Don't know. After all this, I'll probably have to end up buying something.
 

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I have to ask, what is your ultimate goal with your riser setup? Just to have slightly taller bars? Have them slightly more forward? Wanting a new triple tree after the current one snaps? I am certain you can find a bar which closely resembles what you want. Please, for the sake of us all, go back to stock until you figure something else out!
 

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There's no room to put a plate there and have a bolt long enough to go thru the forward hole and have a nut on the underside.
Grind the fwd section of your riser base to clear the key better, then you can countersink a nut in there. I still think that modifying the lower riser as in my budget pseudo photoshop drawing would be better. That way your fwd end of it would remain the same as now, and you'd add support by tying into the rear bolt hole. Remember, that single bolt setup you have will cause the main bolt to be stressed just there...as in rocking back and forth, a pivot point so to speak. But if you extended the lower riser to tie into the rear bolt, all stress would transfer to the riser itself.

Like the red tinted section.

 

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I have to ask, what is your ultimate goal with your riser setup? Just to have slightly taller bars? Have them slightly more forward? Wanting a new triple tree after the current one snaps? I am certain you can find a bar which closely resembles what you want. Please, for the sake of us all, go back to stock until you figure something else out!
The goal is to be able to use the Daytona bend bars that I bought and have all the controls have clearance around the tank. Putting the new bars in the clamp had the control cables hitting the tank.

Anyway, I found some riser on ebay that I'm going to go ahead and buy to make you all feel better. I had been trying to do it on my own on the cheap, but it'll be better to get some designed for the purpose.
 

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Cut back end off, got some tubing, welded it up.
I have some in process pics on my old phone that i'll try to get uploaded soon.
I used the lower shock mount location with the bottom mount from the shock welded onto the tubing.

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