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    Default flush bottom risers?

    Is there a product out there, handle bar risers but instead of a large washer and bolt head at the bottom, you see a smooth peice of stainless? I saw one of these high dollar builds on instagram where the underside the narrow glide top tree was completely flush, no bolts, washers, etc sticking out the bottom. There was something there but it was smooth. Not like they blanked it off or had custom trees.

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    You could use a rubbermount Sporty top tree which doesn't use risers, drill and tap the bolt holes for Grade 8 studs, Loctite the studs in place then thread your risers so t onto the studs like a nut. The handlebars ensure the risers cannot unscrew and there's no rotational force on the studs.

    How you plug the stud holes or if you bother is up to you.

    Pic chosen for clear view of the casting, there are cheaper used parts out there. Ignore the chrome beauty cover.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2011-H...oAAOSw4nVfgLsX

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakec View Post
    Is there a product out there, handle bar risers but instead of a large washer and bolt head at the bottom, you see a smooth peice of stainless? I saw one of these high dollar builds on instagram where the underside the narrow glide top tree was completely flush, no bolts, washers, etc sticking out the bottom. There was something there but it was smooth. Not like they blanked it off or had custom trees.
    Several options in the Drag Specialties catalog. Arlen Ness comes to mind.

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    Drag Specialties sells them under their own brand. Part number 0602-0113. Ness offers the same kit that costs a bit more and is probably made in same place since both brands outsource everything. If you want solid bushings, Speed Merchant makes a flushmount set in a couple of different finishes. Like BrokenSprocketGarage said, they're all in the Drag catalog.

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    I'm having trouble figuring out the fitment because the drag specialties says it fits basically all sportsters. But the other ones I found only fit 1984 and later (39mm?). I have 35mm forks.

    Found the drag specialties, $38. Rubber (I prefer solid). Says 1973 - 1985??

    https://www.powersportsuperstore.com...hoCODkQAvD_BwE

    The speed merchant ones, $75. Solid. says 1984+

    https://thespeedmerchant.net/product...iser-bushings/

    JP cycles, $50. Solid. customer service chat said 1984+

    https://www.jpcycles.com/product/590...BoCodkQAvD_BwE

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    The Drag kit is the right year spread. In future always mention you're running the older 35mm forks.

    You could use thick stainless washers and stainless socket head bolts to pretty things up. If you need to use a washer wider than the holes you can hold it using a bolt and nut then spin it against a grinder to turn it down to size.

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    What I'm confused by is how can the drag kit fit all those years when the others only 1984+?

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    The Drag kit stops at 1985 which is a transition year. The others are for later top clamps and of course cover MORE years all of which are LATER years. The older top clamps aren't pretty so there's presumably less demand for such a niche part even though stepped bushings are very, very easy to machine.

    BTW the prices for the alloy bushings are absurdly high. All my old fork shit's buried or I'd measure and compare hole IDs to figger it out precisely.

    Note the years, one is old and fits earlier years, while the other fits later years and 1984/85 is a transition era.

    Maybe these will do. I don't run 35s so contact and ask:

    Relevant thread:
    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39649

    https://loudngreasycustoms.bigcartel...ed-countersink

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