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Raising handle bars

Should be a set screw or release on the frame where the handlebar stem inserts into the frame. Lossen the connection and with a friend if necessary push down on the frame and pull up on the handelbars to rise the stem. You might need to spray some lubricant where the stem fits into the frame.

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How do i tighten the fork/handle bars on a genesis v2100

where the handlebar goes into the frame, there is a nut that goes around the gooseneck loosen that, and below that is a bearing race that you tighten by hand ( it has a knurled edge) tighten that by hand...just enough so there is no play, and then retighten the locknut

Jul 26, 2013 | Genesis 26 Inch V2100 Dual-Suspension...

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Huffy stalker 18 speed, I can't tighten the stem.

If you are talking about the handle-bar stem, the bolt you need to tighten is right in the middle of the post. It may have a snap-on plastic cover over it. This will be the head of a long bolt that reaches down inside of the stem where the nut is shaped as a wedge that serves to tighten inside the tube of the front fork. If you are talking about the the seat-post, then your seat-post might be of too small diameter.This page shows a good picture of the handle-bar stem bolt and wedge nut.

Mar 03, 2013 | Cycling

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The handle bar stem on my sons mongoose is loose. I have tried to tighten the screw that connects to the stem but it doesnt seem to be stopping the bars from being shaky?

Your handle bars are most likely stripped or the mongoose head is stripped or a combination of both. Unscrew the bolt you just tightened and take the handle bars off to inspect the little splined area, if smooth than handle bars need to be replaced. The neck should also have those little lines horizontally this area should not be smooth. You can try to wirebrush the area and out it back together, see if that works or the cheapest thing to replace would be the handle bars. When I was a kid I would pin my handle bars so they would not move cause we did a lot of jumping of our bikes and had a lot of stripped handle bars. Mongoose is a good stem I would lean towards new bars. Good Luck...

Aug 16, 2011 | Cycling

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Hi there, I have a 98 HD Springer that I have rotated the handle bars forward to accomodate my reach. Since I did that, the handle bar mount has some up and down play from frame. Other than the bolts...

If you're talking about where the front fork stem goes up through the steering head of the frame, I'd take the bike to a dealer to get this fixed as there is a certain procedure for tightening this. Now if you're talking about the handlebar risers, the is a big nut or bolt on the bottom of each riser. You probably need new rubber bushings in the upper triple tree for the risers.


Apr 12, 2011 | Harley Davidson FLSTS Heritage Springer...

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Vibration at 45 to 60 mph. Had new tires and balanced installed,serviced.

You need to tighten/adjust your frame neck bearings. There are an upper and lower bearing in the frame that the lower triple clamp pivots on so you can steer the motorcycle. If they are not adjusted correctly and are basically set too loose you can have several problems from steering wobble on deceleration to vibrations at varying speeds. Take off your bars and upper clamp , then snug up the steering stem nut just enough that it is starting to bind, then back it off enough that the bar turns smoothly lock to lock (probably1/4 to 1/2 turn). Then tighten the stem nut and recheck for binding. If you can feel pulsing or bumps in the smoothness of the pivoting/turning of the handlebar , you will need to replace the bearings. Tightening the steering stem nut may be all you need to do to stop the vibration.

Feb 18, 2011 | 1996 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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The handle bars keep moving from left to right, how do I stop this from happening.

There should be a nut at the end of the handlebar stem, where it goes into the bicycle frame. The nut fits around the stem and screws into the frame. Tightening this will solve the problem

Dec 31, 2010 | Huffy BMX 20" Boy's Rock It Bike

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How do i raise the handlebars?

There are two bolts in the center of the handle-bars. One bolt (on some bikes this is actually 4 bolts) is used to clamp the handle-bars to the handle-bar-stem. You can see both ends of this bolt. If you loosen it, you can tip the handle-bars up and down, but not raise them. The other bolt you can only see the head of. Loosen this a couple of turns (don't unscrew it all the way) then give it a tap with a hammer. You will then be able to pull the handle-bar-stem completely out. Do this so that you can see the wedge-shaped nut at the other end of the bolt. You should also see a mark on the stem that indicates how high you can safely raise the stem. Put the stem back in to the desired height and tighten it back up. Good luck.

Jun 11, 2010 | Huffy 26 in. Cranbrook Cruiser Bike

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How do I attach the hadlebars?

the bars go throuhg the hole down into the front wheel. on the bar where the the neck goes into the frame there is a hole in that a long bolt goes in that, then the wedge shape nut goes on the long that runs down the neck into the frame that the front is in. make sure that the wedge bolt will line up with wedge on bar. place through frame into wheel so the neck bottem out get your ratach and start cranking as it get tight line up neck w/ tire and lock it down pull up to check turn head just in case

Feb 21, 2010 | Dynacraft Girls 16" Barbie Bike

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My daughter wrecked on her Mongoose r2261wm and now the handlebars just spin. We can't see any obvious breaks or loose/missing bolts. We're thinking it must be something inside the fork where the bar goes...

There should be a bolt on the frame at the base of the handle bar stem. There should also be a bolt on the top of the handle bar stem. If these are both tight and secure. The odds are the expansion clamp that's connected to the base of the handle bar (part that goes into the frame) has broken.

Aug 23, 2009 | Cycling

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