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Old 04-21-05, 07:07 AM
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stem is screwed up

If anyone could help me i would appreciate me... my stem is too tight and all my hex nuts are stripped in the middle....(i dont know part names very well) ANyway how would u take care of this problem
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Old 04-21-05, 09:52 AM
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Not knowing the stem but...

1. You can try using a hex wrench 1 size to big and hammering it into the hex nuts that are stripped out and working them loose.

2. You can drill the heads off the hex nuts that are there already which will allow the stem to come off.

3. You can use a hacksaw and cut the hex nuts in the gap between the top and bottom plates.

No matter what you do, you should get new stem hex nuts and only use the correct size hex wrench to tighten them.
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Old 04-21-05, 10:26 AM
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In addition to what ~P~ said, you can get EZ Outs (one for each bolt that's stripped) at the local hardware store and tap them into the bolts (you'll have to use a regular drill bit of a slightly smaller diameter so that you can do this), and then proceed to pull the bolts out that way; just make sure to get the EZ Out in there far enough.
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Old 04-22-05, 07:04 AM
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another question...What should the angle of the handle bars be from the stem??
I cant phrase it any better than that...

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how do u get he box wiht previous quotes in it?
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lol nice wat part r u at n this?
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save up money and buy a new stem this happens to my all the time until i got an S&M redneck lt....there the best...
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Originally Posted by Dice183
how do u get he box wiht previous quotes in it?
Press 'reply with quote' next to the post your want to quote.

Handlebars typically are straight up and down when compared to the ground to inline with your forks (same angle). There is about 15 degrees in there where handlebars typically are pulled back and it is entirely personal preference. No law says you can't have them in your lap or way forward (CHICAGO STYLE!).

But, generally, in line with your forks to straight up and down is typical. It is most DEFINITELY personal preference beyond that though.
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run them at what angle feels most confortable to you, thats what i do.
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WTF is up with this CHANTEL and darren thing??
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they seem like butt buddys
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soo i assume chantell is the c@tcher and darren is the p1tcher? with a name like ch@nt3ll it seems like you will have to be.
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They need to be reminded AOLese is not allowed on the forum.
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Originally Posted by iweargirlspants
soo i assume chantell is the c@tcher and darren is the p1tcher? with a name like ch@nt3ll it seems like you will have to be.



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Originally Posted by iweargirlspants
soo i assume chantell is the c@tcher and darren is the p1tcher? with a name like ch@nt3ll it seems like you will have to be.
hahaha, i agree
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Originally Posted by baktrailbiker91
they seem like butt buddys
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umm o k ill put the handle bars straight up and down just to get the feel
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