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Riser insstall question

I bought these risers for my Vulcan 900 :
Custom Chrome 1" Handlebar 3.5" Risers For Kawasaki Vulcan Classic Custom 900 | eBay
And I knew when I bought it that they did not include the bolts that go thru the triple tree to the risers. No problem, or so I thought. The correct size bolt that will fit into the riser is to big to fit thru the hole in the triple tree. On the oem part the bolt goes thru the riser and comes out on the bottom of the triple tree bracket and is attached by a nut. On the new risers the bolt would have go up in reverse. Starting under the bracket feeding into the riser.
Out side of returning the risers any ideas on how to make these work?
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I went thru a similar situation several years ago. And I ended up buying studs that were different sizes on each end. I don't recall specific part #'s but the 1/2" coarse thread used on your new risers is the same as what Harleys use. So I'd try searching for stud kits that allow HD risers to be used on your bike.
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Thanks D-Dub I'll check into that. I'll probably have to go to a dealer and find out the measurements of the handlebar holder bolt. The service manual just gives the name and torque number. With that info and the riser in hand find a real store ( instead of on line) and get the correct stud
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Urrrgghh no luck so far tracking down what I need. Any chance someone here knows what the spec's are for that bolt that goes up thru the triple tree?
Just after I posted this I found this link
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/sh...BP-B7101255PZ8
That might be what I am looking for hopefully

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does Crescent City there have an industrial parts store? if yes then go there with your riser in hand and 1st determine the inside bolt thread size, is the riser standard or metric?

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ok I clicked on that link you posted and that bolt is not really what you need, don't buy that kind, look for a Socket Head Cap Screw Metric Allen Bolt (if the riser thread is metric)

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by the way, watch those grades on bolts, in that link that bolt is a grade 8.8 which is a weak grade

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what you will need to do is determine 1st the hole size thru your bikes triple tree, also the triple tree thickness, then the riser thread size, and thread depth, if its standard or metric threads, then the inside riser thread depth to bottom out, then add up that thread depth plus triple tree thickness less 1/8" and that's your allen socket head bolt length, but very 1st thing to determine is if you are working with standard sizes or metric sizes

Edit: on 2nd thought, less 1/8" might be too tight, better increase that a bit so when tightening down the bolt on your riser the bolt does not bottom out inside the riser too soon
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Those look like the same risers I put on my '09 VN900.

The risers link describes the thread as 1/2-13.
The "show chrome" studs you link to describe the threads as M10 & M12. I don't think these will work.

I used this Baron kit: Baron Custom Accessories Riser Mounting Kit - Kawasaki
The Baron kit has a 1/2-13 thread end to fit the risers and a shoulder and M10 thread that is sized to fit through the triple tree.

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Those look like the same risers I put on my '09 VN900.

The risers link describes the thread as 1/2-13.
The "show chrome" studs you link to describe the threads as M10 & M12. I don't think these will work.

I used this Baron kit: Baron Custom Accessories Riser Mounting Kit - Kawasaki
The Baron kit has a 1/2-13 thread end to fit the risers and a shoulder and M10 thread that is sized to fit through the triple tree.

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I used the same adapter stud. Like this: Harley Riser Handlebar Bolt Adapter Kawasaki Vulcan 800 900 1500 1600 Meanstreak | eBay OP: Please confirm this will work for you. Just an example. Good luck!


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