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Old 06-08-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default fatboy riser bushing will they work on a sabre

someone on one of these forums was telling me that a fatboy riser bushing will work on a sabre with no drilling so you can use risers with 1/2 bolts is this true?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Nobody really knows. The question has been asked countless times before. Sure, everybody's got their own pet theory, but when it comes down to it, it's one of those things that we'll never really understand.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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My understanding is that you need a skyhook, with a bucket of steam to lubricate the joint, and it all comes together.
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My understanding is that you need a skyhook, with a bucket of steam to lubricate the joint, and it all comes together.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
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I can't help thinking you should have bought a Harley in the first place. You seem dissatisfied with some fundemental issues with the Honda...
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I can't help thinking you should have bought a Harley in the first place. You seem dissatisfied with some fundemental issues with the Honda...
Nope just want make it my bike just like a riders do when they drive a new Harley of the floor for most rider I know the changes start as soon as they get it home customizing it is abdicative
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"Nope just want make it my bike...."

Yep, bolting on a set of bars will certainly do that.
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Come to think of it, I don't recall seeing any rotating shafts on recent HD FatBoy handlebars, but if you need a bushing, you need a bushing. Why would they need a bushing? Perhaps a roller-bearing would be a better idea.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #9
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the simple solutions always work best: place the handle bar into the riser, securly tighten all fasteners. Emerse assembly in warm salt water for 3 days. Discard the motorcycle.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:55 PM   #10
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Semosabre,

Ignore these clow..- err, 'Gentlemen'.

Since it is obvious no one on this site knows, you're just going to have to find out for yourself.

I suppose you realize the rubber bushings are used to soak up some of the engine vibration, thus keeping it from your hands. If that is not an issue, you can make the bushings out of some solid material.

Good luck, and please come back to tell us how it works out.
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