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Hi everyone:

I just installed the Aeromach 4in pullback risers today, and was wondering what everyone torqued the 2 socket head bolts under the triple tree and the 4 socket head bolts in the riser caps..

Also, I noticed that the clutch cable is fine, but the throttle cable is a little tight since installing the risers.. just wondering if that was the same for everyone else... Thanks in advance for any responses.. :D

 

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had a friend help me.....he did the work...he is a truck mechanic....did not use a tourque wrench..just did it by feel.....that was last year...no problems....as far as the cables go....we did undo one of the clutch cable attachments near the engine and left the brake cable alone.....no problems so far
 

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I don't believe the install instructions from Aeromach listed any torque settings so I just did it by feel. The stock risers were on there pretty tight so I tightened the Aeromach socket bolts pretty tight. I did not have a problem with the throttle cable being too tight. I had to loosen the cable support bracket to pull up some slack, but both the clutch and throttle cables seem to be fine.
 

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I tighten the bolts with a socket wrench, as tight as I could pull.
I will check them later, but I don't think they will losen.
my throttle cable is tight when turned all the way to the left.
I will only go that far when parked and it not stressing the cable.
 

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I just put mine on this spring. I too, did it by feel. I keep checking them every now and then, and they are still tight. My cables are a bit tight, but still have enough slack to turn from side to side without any problems.
 

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I went by feel as well. I also used thread lock on them, However I apparently didn't thread lock the 4 riser clamp bolts, I found that there were a little loose the other day, Not so much as to let the bars move a lot, But I had found they needed a little re tighten. this is after about a season of riding.
 

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I torqued the two riser holder bolts to 35ft lbs or 75% of the 47ft lb value on the Honda table. I used 18ft lbs or 90% on the four bar holder bolts instead of the 20ft lb listed on the Honda table. I did this because the Aeromach fasteners appear to be stainless and the Honda fasteners appear to be steel.
Typically normal stainless has 70% or less strength than carbon steels. I didn’t want to strip anything.
The chrome caps work on the 4 bar bolt fasteners :shock: .
Now to the throttle cable problem. I removed the fuel tank and there is a plastic snap holder that holds the 2 throttle cables tight to the frame backbone. I released it and used a large snap tie to relieve the cables tightness to the frame just a little bit (I slipped the tie thru a piece of silicone model airplane fuel tubing to help prevent cut cables).
I re-checked the throttle for proper operation prior to installing the fuel tank.
This will usually give enough slack to prevent the throttle cable binding. My cables even go around the Honda windshield bracket on my bike.
Now for my own pet rant :evil: .
Every time I purchase a third party product the instructions seem to always omit torque values and just state “tighten securely”. Forget emailing them as they usually won't answer.
Disclaimer: I am not recommending anyone use my torque values or modify any cable clips. This is just what I did months ago on my Retro without any problems for me.
 

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Thanks everyone for all the good tips and experiences with the aeromach risers...I did look in a vtx 1300 service manual and found the torque values for the 4 top socket head bolts @ 20ft lbs and the 2 bottom socket head bolts @ 47 ft lbs.. that's what I ended up torquing them to. (I hope that is enough!):?

As far as the throttle cables are concerned they are tight when turn all the way to the left..I'll take a look at it and see if I can get more slack without taking off the gas tank...

Again Thanks a Bunch guys... as always you guys make this is a great forum!
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What did you use / how did you remove the caps on the 4 top socket head bolts?

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DJHA90 said:
What did you use / how did you remove the caps on the 4 top socket head bolt
Thanks
I used a shoe knife.... a 2 inch putty knife would do the job... or try a screw driver.. just be careful not to scratch anything...
 

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Took mine for a ride afterwards... Wow, feels so much better...
 

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Get the Kury chrome triple tree cover as well. It literally drops on and looks awesome with the chrome risers.
 

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+1 on the Chrome Tree Cover (and Stem Nut Clock) finish off the job nicely. 8)


 
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