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Can anyone help?  I just upgraded my stock bars and clamps from 7/8 to 1 1/8 bars.  When I put my new clamps on (renthal big bar) with pro taper contour bars, there is a gap between the top u shaped clamp and the bottom u shaped portion of the clamp?  

 

I have been told this is normal with big bars and big bar clamps?  can anyone tell me if this is correct?  its not a large gap only about 1/8 inch.  

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Can anyone help?  I just upgraded my stock bars and clamps from 7/8 to 1 1/8 bars.  When I put my new clamps on (renthal big bar) with pro taper contour bars, there is a gap between the top u shaped clamp and the bottom u shaped portion of the clamp?  

 

I have been told this is normal with big bars and big bar clamps?  can anyone tell me if this is correct?  its not a large gap only about 1/8 inch.  

 

do the clamps are bars match?

 

did you work your way around and try to get an even match gap? is there more of A gap on one side or the other?

 

are they 2 single clamps or one big clamp?

 

is the bar locked tight?

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Can anyone help?  I just upgraded my stock bars and clamps from 7/8 to 1 1/8 bars.  When I put my new clamps on (renthal big bar) with pro taper contour bars, there is a gap between the top u shaped clamp and the bottom u shaped portion of the clamp?  

 

I have been told this is normal with big bars and big bar clamps?  can anyone tell me if this is correct?  its not a large gap only about 1/8 inch.  

Yes it is , all bars have some gap for clamping force , make sure your dots are on top and that the top of the clamp gap is slightly smaller than the rear of the clamp gap . This will keep them from slipping backwards . 

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THE GAP IS EQUAL ON ALL SIDES.

 

IT IS TWO SEPERATE CLAMPS

 

THE BAR IS LOCKED TIGHT

 

THE CLAMPS ARE RENTHAL BRAND, BARS ARE PRO TAPER / THEY ARE BOTH 1 & 1/8 SIZE SO IT SHOULD NOT REALLY MATTER THEIR

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Yes it is , all bars have some gap for clamping force , make sure your dots are on top and that the top of the clamp gap is slightly smaller than the rear of the clamp gap . This will keep them from slipping backwards . 

THANKS, AND BY TOP OF CLAMP DO YOU MEAN THE SIDE FACING THE FRONT OF THE BIKE?

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THANKS, AND BY TOP OF CLAMP DO YOU MEAN THE SIDE FACING THE FRONT OF THE BIKE?

Yes , i got stuck somedays at our local dealership putting new bikes together from their crates when we would get a big bike order in . Most boring job ever on those days  :lame:

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Yes , i got stuck somedays at our local dealership putting new bikes together from their crates when we would get a big bike order in . Most boring job ever on those days  :lame:

Well I appreciate the info!  I just wasn't quite sure.  I had other people tell me pretty much the same thing, but it is always good to get another opinion!

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Well I appreciate the info!  I just wasn't quite sure.  I had other people tell me pretty much the same thing, but it is always good to get another opinion!

Always, I learn new tips and tricks on here daily , why i keep coming back  :thumbsup: I learned a long time ago if you stop listening you stop learning and if you stop learning , well your an Idiot .  :lol:

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Theres No stupid questions, just stupid answers.

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Refill your blinker fluid. Your blinker is low, which causes your bars and clamps to shrink.

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