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    Default Replace riser bushings VS solid mount?

    My bushings are toast so there's a lot of play. I have 3" riser but may go to 5" eventually. I was wondering if I should replace the bushings ($9) or get solid mounts ($25)?

    Also based on the trees I have, 35mm chrome ironhead trees, what parts would fit.

    https://www.throttleaddiction.com/so...saAlFJEALw_wcB

    https://www.ebay.com/i/133392983323?chn=ps

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    Thick washers will do the same thing as solid bushings for less money.
    Urethane bushings are much stiffer than stock and a considerable improvement over rubber.
    I wouldn't run stock bushings on anything. I run solids on everything but preferences vary.

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    the front end is 6 over with the 3" rise and then the bars themselves rise about 12" so I'm getting a ton of play in the bushings. I would keep the bushings, if it's possible for them to function properly with this setup .but I don't want any crazy play. So sounds like I should go solid?

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    The taller the bars, the more annoying any movement at the bushings becomes. Farmall is right about the washers. Bent factory washers allow more movement. I routinely double these with some SS flat washers. You can also shorten the inner spacer by .03 or so to make the bushings stiffer. I prefer the urethane bushings to solid inserts for tall bars, but the urethane bushings transfer a lot of vibration if using short bars and/ or risers.

    Jim

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    shorten the inner spacer so the urethane can compress more?

    so like this product? that will be fine, not wobbly? what's the downside to just using solid mount?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handlebar-R...0AAOSwyUpciQcl

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    Yes, just like that.

    Jim

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    what's the downside to just using solid mount?
    A bit more vibration but I beat lead sinkers into the bar ends of my apes and call it good.

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    I'm not riding a harley, so I bet vibration won't be an issue. it isn't on my other hondas that are solid mounted.

    I think I am gona go with these. They seem universal.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Solid-H...p/202913322047

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    If not you should be able to make them work. The plating won't be thick so if you happen to hit 'em with solvent then paint they should stay purty longer.

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