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I think my handlebars are tweaked a little too far to the right. Anyone know exactly what I need to do to correct this? I have a service manual on order but would appreciate any advice.
 

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If it's only handle bars that's simple. Just loosen the bolt that holds the risers in the upper triple tree. Then loosen the top of the risers that hold the bars. Then get everything where you want it and re-tighten the top of the risers first then bolt on the upper triple tree last.

I'm assuming by "tweaked" you don't mean "bent." Bent is different than out of alignment.
 

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If it's only handle bars that's simple. Just loosen the bolt that holds the risers in the upper triple tree. Then loosen the top of the risers that hold the bars. Then get everything where you want it and re-tighten the top of the risers first then bolt on the upper triple tree last.

I'm assuming by "tweaked" you don't mean "bent." Bent is different than out of alignment.
OK thanks, I'll look into that in a couple days when I have enough free time. Yeah I don't think anything is bent.
 

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Most probably it is rubber mounts. When I got my bike the handlebar was not alligned with the fork. I've tried to adjust it but got no luck so I left it as is and then in a couple of months in aligned by itself :)
 

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Just loosen the bolt that holds the risers in the upper triple tree. Then loosen the top of the risers that hold the bars. Then get everything where you want it and re-tighten the top of the risers first then bolt on the upper triple tree last.
Just to be sure, before I mangle my bike, are these bolts with the yellow arrows the only ones I need to worry about?
 

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Nope. That big one is your steering neck bolt, don't touch that.

Check bikebandit.com for OEM parts for your bike. Then look under:
Control & Brake ----> Handlebar @ Top Bridge

This link might work:
http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/2014-honda-gold-wing-valkyrie-gl1800c/o/m156350#sch846768

I was referring to bolts #29 on the riser caps and bolts #21 on the risers.

Since bolts #21 are probably hard to get at, I'd try the riser caps first. If that doesn't fix it, then try all of them. Probably, the riser caps will fix it, just be careful because once you loosen them the bars may fall onto the tank and dent it. Lay a heavy, heavy blanket over your tank first.
 

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Nope. That big one is your steering neck bolt, don't touch that.

This link might work:
http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/2014-honda-gold-wing-valkyrie-gl1800c/o/m156350#sch846768

I was referring to bolts [URL=http://www.f6cforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=29]#29 [/URL] on the riser caps and bolts [URL=http://www.f6cforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21]#21 [/URL] on the risers.

Since bolts [URL=http://www.f6cforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=21]#21 [/URL] are probably hard to get at, I'd try the riser caps first. If that doesn't fix it, then try all of them. Probably, the riser caps will fix it, just be careful because once you loosen them the bars may fall onto the tank and dent it. Lay a heavy, heavy blanket over your tank first.
Whoo, felt a little dumb asking but glad I asked. OK got it fixed now. Actually, the #21 bolts were easier to get to because you have to remove the lcd display to get the #29 bolts.
Feels much better now, this job sure would be easier with another person though. Or the right kind of lift to keep everything secure while I tighten stuff back up.
 
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