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I'm adding 1.25" risers under my fly bars. Stock studs are not long enough. Its hard to find M12 studs of correct length. Is it OK to just use bolts with thread locker or lock washers? Any reason I should stick to studs?

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Bolts are fine. Personally, I would use aviation nuts, the ones with the nylon in them. I've had good luck with them and lock washers.

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i changed risers on my 13 hammer, the holes in the top tree fit a 1/2 X 13 bolt easily, the size a lot of custom risers use. larger diameter bolts are quite stout in standard grade.
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Allen bolts are what came with my 2" risers add some Loctite, never use lock washers. Just remember to clean the Loctite out of the handlebar threads when you remove the studs.

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Allen bolts are what came with my 2" risers add some Loctite, never use lock washers. Just remember to clean the Loctite out of the handlebar threads when you remove the studs.

what type of head? normal socket, Button socket, or low socket? Stainless?

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what type of head? normal socket, Button socket, or low socket? Stainless?
Regular socket head steel. Stainless won't be as strong but will still be around grade 5 which will be good enough for the application. A4 (316) stainless is stronger than A2(304) if you go that route.

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Done but store gave me wrong length cap screws, 100mm and not 120mm as I asked for. Now have 12mm less thread up inside handlebars, Still an inch or more. Will get longer bolts after the weekend.
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The threaded spacers welded into the handlebars aren't very deep if I remember you may already be all the way into the threaded portion but I have the v-bars so it may be different. I got the 2" risers and I think they can with 140mm but it may have been 120mm. If you are all the way into the spacer I wouldn't worry about it. Ideally you want 2 threads exposed past any internally threaded fastener(nut). Loctite, Loctite, Loctite, did I mention Loctite?

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I did it all without letting go controls. I'd have to do that to look inside my ness fly bars. I think I'm fine with over 1 inch of thread but I'll get the longer bolts just to be safe.
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Loctite medium strength. Service removable?
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