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Offline timbig

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Rotate Handlebars
« on: 19 April, 2018, 11:23:18 PM »
Hello all

I intend to rotate the handlebars forward, in order that the levers are lower but more in line with my lower arm and hopefully more comfortable.

Would this affect the fluid reservoirs, and would the sight glasses on them then be  inaccurate?

Many thanks

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #1 on: 20 April, 2018, 06:48:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by timbig [+]
Hello all

I intend to rotate the handlebars forward, in order that the levers are lower but more in line with my lower arm and hopefully more comfortable.

Would this affect the fluid reservoirs, and would the sight glasses on them then be  inaccurate?

Many thanks
You can adjust the position of the reservoirs by loosening the fixing bolts, rotating and then re-tightening the bolts.
The handlebars can (first) be rotated using the same method.
See pages 14-9 and 14-6 here....
http://www.bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-14%20FRONT%20WHEEL-SUSPENSION-STEERING.pdf

(Also, an internet search or direct search of the forum using the search tool will find this old discussion....
Re: Handlebar Adjustment and risers
https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,12945.msg161056.html#msg161056 )

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #2 on: 20 April, 2018, 08:13:36 AM »
I rolled mine back as I felt I was stretching all the time. Didnt adjust anything. Made sure nothing snagged. Been ok for 2 years. Better still, add 20mm risers available Ebay, even more comfortable

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #3 on: 20 April, 2018, 10:26:34 AM »
Thank you Chaps

I did do a search but Guess I couldn't see the wood for the trees!

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #4 on: 20 April, 2018, 01:31:26 PM »
On the rider's side of the handlebars is a small 'dot' right next to the where the bars butt up against the handlebar holders. This 'dot' should be lined up with top of the lower handlebar holder (or to explain it clearer, in the middle of the gap between the lower handlebar holder and the top handlebar holder.) Might be worth checking if the bars are set correctly. Mine weren't. This is the factory setting.
« Last Edit: 20 April, 2018, 01:33:04 PM by Scott_rider »

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #5 on: 27 April, 2018, 06:49:40 PM »
Hello

Ok, ended up buying 20mm risers (SW motech), have put them on, have tightened to recommended torque but there is a gap of 1 - 2mm either side of handlebar where the two halves of the riser come together.

they seem solid enough but not ridden it yet, thought id get advice first.

Is it safe to use with these gaps?

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #6 on: 27 April, 2018, 09:40:07 PM »
Yes it is. If you didn't have any gap, you wouldn't know if it was tight.

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Re: Rotate Handlebars
« Reply #7 on: 27 April, 2018, 10:42:48 PM »
that makes sense

Thank you sir