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Ok so, I installed new risers from eBay. Torqued the caps to 18lbs as per vic manual. Well, i went to lift myself up going over a bump in the road and the bars rotated down on me.

Is it crappy risers or should just torque em down more?
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Are the bars or risers knurled? You may need to put some texture in there to get some bite. Or make some shims out of pop/beer can and put in the risers around the bars. I have done both and they both work.

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No knurling, i just thought of maybe filling down 1 end of the cap a tiny bit

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If the risers are chrome they may start to peel from there. I would do the shims. Or take one cap off, and strike the area on the bars where the cap covers with a center punch a couple times. Then do the other side. But the shims are quick and easy too. Just cut a couple little squares of pop can and put between the riser and bars.
 

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It sounds like a poor fit to me.You probably should consider the aluminum shims to get a better fit.
 

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Went to put in some flashing for shimming, dropped the cap on the tank, f ed up the paint, Argh. Then realized I had no aluminum

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