View Full Version : Buddy dropped his 06 Nightrane - Bars arent straight - tips?
17th October 2007, 18:48
Buddy slipped on a friends oil covered driveway and laid down his 06 nightrain (dropped it on the right side). 9" pullback risers. When you sit on the bike now, the right side of the bars are down a bit more then the left. It was a farily controlled dump, so I really don't think the bars are bent. He says he tried loosening the bolts under the bars, but they're still outta wack. Any other suggestions?
It's totally possible that they're bent, but just wanted to check. I know the handlebars on my dirtbike don't bend very easily, and I bank them on trees racing enduro's all the time w/o issue.
Thanks for any help / suggestions.
17th October 2007, 18:50
Possibility that the bolt that holds the riser on bent.
17th October 2007, 18:58
Loosen both risers bolts with 5/8" box wrench and turn the bars back were they belong,
They prolly just tweaked the rubber riser bushings throwing your handlebars out of straight.
17th October 2007, 19:00
Either the risers are slightly twisted or the bars are bent. Loosen the riser clamp and the risers then align the bars. Tighten everything up to see if the bars stay aligned. If so, you're fine. If not, the bars are probably bent. The movement will not be much.
17th October 2007, 19:46
Grab the front wheel between your knees, give a heave and see if you can tug the bars back straight on. Check the riser bolts for tightness afterwards.
I doubt he bent them either. Mines been dropped on it's side 3 times now (same side/right side) and all I've ever done is just tug 'em back into place.
18th October 2007, 16:21
The best way to fix it is to trade it in on a sportster:smoke
18th October 2007, 17:35
those nightrains are pretty sweet. good luck with the fix and shoot us some pics so we can better understand whats wrong.
18th October 2007, 22:37
If they are bent you can get a the bars and risers off egay for around $30....that's what I just paid for mine to go on the sporty. :smoke
Not the first set I've seen on there and $30 seems to be the going price.
19th October 2007, 02:06
...Get some kitty litter for the driveway. :smoke
19th October 2007, 02:29
I dropped my Sporty off the lift when I was assembling the bike here in the Philippines ... Bent the handlebars slightly.
Got a 4 foot length of steel pipe which had a large enough inside diameter that the grips fit into the pipe. Bent them right back until they were perfect.
It took a couple of attempts .... Riding the bike .... Tweeking the bars .... and riding again.
As long as the bars are not bent enough as to actually get a slight kink in them, I found this proceedure works very good and does not compromise safety.
BTW, my risers were not damaged or misaligned, and there is no rubber parts in the risers on my bike which is an 04 1200R.
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