Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
Hopefully and easy fix here !
Hey Everyone, I just installed a set of HR1 risers last weekend, And they are great, easy install, and only two small swivel adjustments to find the right grip angle, then my hands and arms said YES.
Now for my issue, now my clutch is in full contact with only about 3/4 of an inch let out, So I'm in full clutch contact real close to the grip. What's going on here ?. Now the intructions had me laying the handlebars forward on top of the headlight assy, while unbolting the stock riser mounts, all was well here. Details. The clutch line was long enough, and still has some slack, a few inches, this riser set is up 1 and back 1. Now one problem I noticed is my brake line is tight enough to almost strike a note, but the hand brake works fine, I will probably buy a new longer brake line. Now back to the bars and clutch, while sitting upside down on the headlight assy, it naturally hangs the grips down, so I figured I have air in there somewhere, I hope.
And after digging through the maintenance manual, the cute pictures don't show any adjustments at the grip housing, also I don't have the fluid level window as shown in the manual, ?. I'm picking up some Dot 4 brake fluid tonight. I had my son help me last night in a basic bleed trick, didn't get any air at the clutch bleeder.
So I'm now thinking of the banjo connector at the grip, it's got to be air or bubbles at that spot, anyone have any thing like this happen. Now I have big hands, and just realized the clutch is somewhat harder now, not the silky smooth as before ?.. I hope I'm on the right thought process here. Note, I got stuck in very heavy traffic heading home last night and almost had to pull over to get the cramp out of my clutch hand, I have almost 5700 miles on the beast since 5 Aug 11, when I got the beast. Ok folks any other idea's out there ? Thanks.
07 Stratoliner S with MS Batwing, MS lowers, Buck lowers, custom large trunk rack, King tourpack trunk, air horn, See me Now tail light and headlight pulser mods. Led lighting all over. Night rider tail light setup on the trunk.