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You will probably need to replace the stem with a higher rise and/or shorter reach. A bike shop would be able to assist you with selecting a suitable one and fitting it to your desired position.

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My clutch engages almost all the way out of my clutch handle. How can I bring it closer to my handlebar??

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I have a Roadmaster bike. I needed to raise the handlebars. I loosened the nut at the base of the handlebars and pulled them up but now I can not get the nut to tighten back down and secure the...

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you do not usually need to take the bolt all the way out to adjust handlebars. just loosen 2 or 3 turns.

the "wedge" on the bottom has probably dropped down into the tube and is too deep for the bolt to catch.
you may be able to get the bolt to catch if you can turn the bike upside down and tap the tube gently to get the wedge to drop and then do the bolt up a few turns while the bike is upside down..
i realise this can be awkward if you do not have help, in which case it may be easier to pull the handlebars out (if the cables are long enough), hook out the wedge and replace it before dropping the handlebars back into place.
another way may be to remove the front wheel and try to push the wedge back up on to the bolt with a screwdriver into the bottom of the tube.

please feel free to ask again if you need more advice.

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My throttle won't snap back. I recently packed the end of the handle bars with silicon to help with vibration. Now my throttle sticks and won't snap back right away. How can I fix this?

I'd be willing to bet that you have gotten silicone on the outside of the bars between the handlebar and the throttle sleeve. But, let's try this first. Loosen the two screws that hold the right handlebar switch halves together. Once you get them loose, slide the throttle assembly and the switch housing towards the end of the handlebars about an 1/8" or so. Not much, just a bit to make sure the end of the handlebar is not rubbing inside the throttle grip at the very end. Tighten the screws and try the throttle now. If it works, tighten the two screws securely and loosen the bolts for the front brake master cylinder and slide it down against the handlebar switch housing so you brake light will work correctly.

If this doesn't work, try loosen the cables just a bit. If they're adjusted too tight, the throttle will stick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to take the throttle sleeve back off the handlebars. Clean out the inside of the sleeve and the handlebars good. Then apply a thin even coat of white lithium grease to the inside of the throttle sleeve and on the outside of the handlebar. Slide the sleeve uo on the handlebar and work it around to make sure it moves absolutely freely. Then reconnect the cables and reassemble the switch housing. Adjust the cables and make sure the throttle works as it should.

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I need to remove the rt.handlebar throttle grip and replace it. need some pictures.

If you want pictures, I'm afraid that you'll have to purchase a manual somewhere. This forum will only allow me to send a picture of 150Kb size. Replacing the throttle grips is not difficult.

First, loosen the locknuts on the throttle and idle cables at the twist grip. Adjust the adjuster barrel inwards all the way getting as much slack as possible. Now, loosen the bolts holding the front master cylinder onto the handlebars and slide it towards the center of the bars just a bit. Remove the two bolts that hold the right handlebar switch housing together. Carefully lift the top portion of the switch housing and move it towards the front of the bike exposing the throttle twist grip. Work each of the cables out of the nylon wheel of the twist grip. Do not loose the barrels that go on the ends of each cable. Once you have the cables loose from the wheel, lower the lower switch housing and remove the right grip from the handlebar.

Now, take the new grip and apply a coating of white lithium grease to the wheel part and the inside of the throttle sleeve in the grip. Put a coating of grease on the handlebar end where the sleeve rides as well. Slide the throttle sleeve and grip onto the handlebars. Bring the lower switch half up and reconnect the cables to the throttle wheel. Carefully reposition the top half to the switch housing and make sure that no wires are being pinched. Install the two bolts but don't tighten. Slide the throttle grip all the way up on the handlebars and then back off about a 1/4" or so. Tighten the two bolts. Now, adjust the two cables to where they each have just a bit of slack. Turn the throttle grip to the wide open position and release it. The throttle should snap shut. If not, work with it until you get it to where it does. Once operating properly, reposition the front brake master cylinder.

Make sure your throttle operates properly. An improperly operating throttle control can cause lose of control of the bike resulting in serious injury or death.

Good Luck

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The steering can it be adjusted it is out about a quater inch

I am assuming here that you want to bring them higher
I wish to bring my handlebars up a bit on my o4 RSMV, but I think the only way is to get risers, and even then I am not sure if it will work but worth the try.

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