ST1300.us.com  

Go Back   ST1300.us.com > Honda ST1300 Forums > Accessories & Modifications (Farkles) > Seats, Seat Pads, Risers, Pegs

Seats, Seat Pads, Risers, Pegs Ergonomics & Comfort

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 25th, 2016   #1
arjay3rd
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: St. Peters, MO
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0 arjay3rd can only hope to improve
Default Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

OK, why do I feel like this is the dumbest question of the day?

How do you remove the chrome bolt covers on the factory bolts?
__________________
2015 FJR1300
IBA #62636
arjay3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2016   #2
ligito
Donators
 
ligito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 4,077
Rep Power: 154 ligito has a spectacular aura aboutligito has a spectacular aura aboutligito has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

With a small screwdriver, just catch the edge and tip them out.
__________________
IBAN Old Fart

STOC 4669

Pantera Azul
ligito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #3
Rob2m
Loquacious Member
 
Rob2m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hull UK
Posts: 792
Rep Power: 62 Rob2m will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay3rd View Post
OK, why do I feel like this is the dumbest question of the day?
This doesn't bother the majority of posters on here!

__________________
"Today’s ride will remind me forever how good it is to be a motorcyclist, how good it is to be alive and how much we need to live life, rather than watch it pass us by." Green VFR. 1970-2012
Rob2m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #4
chaissos
Donators
 
chaissos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Rouand'a'bout San Antonio
Posts: 2,117
Rep Power: 88 chaissos will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

I'm not sure I can remember a truly stupid question on here.

.....lots of stupid answers, but that's a different issue...
__________________
Scott, 2012 "STutter", STOC# 8642
Go forth and be a force of awesome - do epic shit.
chaissos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #5
Redfish
Donators
 
Redfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 2,817
Rep Power: 112 Redfish is a jewel in the roughRedfish is a jewel in the roughRedfish is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

I am right here. I can read what you are typing! And I don't ALWAYS give stupid answers.

I used a custom made plug removal device. I hesitate to discuss it because of the engineering, the craftsmanship, and the high cost of this tool.

I bent a fish hook and used the point to catch the edge of the plug. From there a small screwdriver finished it.

I did damage one of the plugs, it was stuck and refused to cooperate.
__________________
Never run out of traction, ideas and real estate all at the same time.
Redfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #6
echo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay3rd View Post
OK, why do I feel like this is the dumbest question of the day?

bolts?
You want dumb? Check out the location of the scondary master cylinder...right on the disc brake assembly where it's subject to damage from rocks, dirt, sand and water.

Oh the humanity!
  Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #7
arjay3rd
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: St. Peters, MO
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 0 arjay3rd can only hope to improve
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

Those little caps blend in so well I could not see the edge. It looked like a cap that went completely over the head of the bolt. Pretty simple when using a very small screwdriver to just catch the edge.
Now to attempt the entire process of the install tonight.
Thanks for the quick responses and making me laugh. I will try to remember that part when I drop the first small part into a hard to reach place.
__________________
2015 FJR1300
IBA #62636
arjay3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #8
PaulRB
The Grouch
 
PaulRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southwest U.S.
Posts: 2,878
Rep Power: 93 PaulRB has a spectacular aura aboutPaulRB has a spectacular aura aboutPaulRB has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by echo View Post
You want dumb? Check out the location of the scondary master cylinder...right on the disc brake assembly where it's subject to damage from rocks, dirt, sand and water.

Oh the humanity!
Do you know of a single SMC that has been damaged by rocks, dirt, water?

How do you explain those SMC's that have been serviced by responsible owners that are still fully functional in their original condition after thirteen years of exposure to rocks, dirt, water?

More importantly why don't you enlighten us with your technical expertise and tell us everything you know about how the SMC actually works.

Your bullshit is old and very tired.



Paul
__________________
STOC 3499
Overkill is a often underrated achievement.
PaulRB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #9
zldrider
Chief Bottle-washer
 
zldrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 4,650
Rep Power: 3 zldrider will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

You may need to re-route your brake/hydraulic lines & cables a bit to give them some slack.

Otherwise, when you turn your handlebars after the installation, you may find the throttle advance or retreat a bit.

There should be plenty of slack down under, though. Just ease them up through the tie wraps, etc.



Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay3rd View Post
Those little caps blend in so well I could not see the edge. It looked like a cap that went completely over the head of the bolt. Pretty simple when using a very small screwdriver to just catch the edge.
Now to attempt the entire process of the install tonight.
Thanks for the quick responses and making me laugh. I will try to remember that part when I drop the first small part into a hard to reach place.
__________________
Joe Zulaski
Redmond, WA
MSF RiderCoach
STOC# 929, IBA# 218

zldrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016   #10
bowtie39
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Bryan TX
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 0 bowtie39 can only hope to improve
Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

He did mention the pesky sand also.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulRB View Post
Do you know of a single SMC that has been damaged by rocks, dirt, water?

How do you explain those SMC's that have been serviced by responsible owners that are still fully functional in their original condition after thirteen years of exposure to rocks, dirt, water?

More importantly why don't you enlighten us with your technical expertise and tell us everything you know about how the SMC actually works.

Your bullshit is old and very tired.



Paul
bowtie39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2011 ST1300.US.COM