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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Default Loose Ness Pull-Back Handle Bars ('05 Vegas)

I have a 2005 Vegas with the Ness 2" Fat Pull Back bars but they move up and down very freely about a half inch. It has been getting gradually worse, or maybe im just getting more comfortable, so when i corner sometimes it get a little squirley! They steering is just simply too wobbly! When i went to the Victory/Polaris Dealership i looked at another 05 Corey Ness Edition with the same bars and they did the same thing. When i told the parts guys that i need new bushings to correct this movement and hopefully the squirrley feeling that arises some times. But I was told that there is no way to correct this, even with new bushings, this year was built so that the bars move like this to reduce vibration.... This CANT be right. Any insight, ideas, Fixes!?!?!
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No way to fix it? This is what gives some dealer service centers a bad name.

They make a firmer bushing for the HD's that use ape hangars. Even if it didn't fit exactly; it should be able to be modified to fit or you can simply have some metal bushings made that will make it 100% solid. Probably get more vibration through the handlebars but some folks like that better.
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New bushings will firm it up a whole bunch, or you could go with the 10 top tree and bushings

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Default '10 Top Tree?

Is there any where you know of to maybe find a used '10 top tree? I was hoping this would be an inexpensive fix since the after market bars are supposed to be an upgrade!

Does anyone have this same issue, or know if this is ACTUALLY how these are built? Or are the Vic Dealership guys just blowing wind up my ass?
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I have the same bars on my 07 Jackpot. Just went out and checked... mine move 1/4" to 3/8" but it takes some muscle. I've never noticed them feeling "loose" or uncomfortable. I didn't even realize they moved until you mentioned it and I checked.

I also have 2" risers to clear the tank since I have the pro street 45 degree rake front end. That may have something to do with it?

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