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Old 02-24-08, 07:12 PM
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Handlebar problem

i just got my kink roc yesterday and put it together. Everything is fine except the handlebars. When ever i go to do a bunny hop/sometimes manual, the handle bars either move forward or back. I have tightened the 4 bolts holding on the handlebars (the only little piece holding on the handlebars). It is as tight as it can go. What should i do?
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Old 02-24-08, 07:15 PM
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Take it off and clean it very good removing all of the grit, than when you re-install tighten down EVENLY in a star pattern.
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Old 02-24-08, 07:26 PM
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ok, i didnt tighten them evenly or in a star pattern, would that be the definate problem 100%?, because i dont want to be ready the jump up a ledge when the handle bars swing back...
and by star pattern, you mean top left-bottom right, top right-bottom left?
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Old 02-24-08, 07:27 PM
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yes, and make sure to clean the bar/stem interface.
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Old 02-24-08, 07:30 PM
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thanks alot gonna try that tommorow. I might as well ask this also. The brakes dont sound right, not squeaky, but like really loud and bad...
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Old 02-24-08, 07:31 PM
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Give them time.
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Make sure that everything is tight down there. One other good way is to take the brake pads and evenly sand them down just slightly. Then clean your rim and try that.
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The bike is brand new, they just need some time to bed in.
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I broke my brakes yesterday.
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I broke my brakes yesterday.
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Thats what she said?
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Thats what she said?
That was the worst "that's what she said" remark I've ever "heard."
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The thing is that I put a "?" so?
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The thing is that I put a "?" so?
So, now you blame your horrible excuse for a joke on a question mark?

Tisk, tisk.
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i tried the handle bar thing (star pattern evenly and wiped it down with a rag througholy) but no luck. the handlebars move less but still move when i land a bunnyhop. Im gonna take it to the bike shop tommorow if you guys dont have any other ideas.
Also, i messed around with the brakes a bit, and rode and they seem to be getting better
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Tighten the stem like you've never tightened a stem before.
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Tighten the stem like you've never tightened a stem before.
i did...
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try a longer allen wrench to get more leverage
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i did...
Weakling do it 5 more times.
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do you make yours that tight? I think im gonna just take it to the bike shop, let them tighten it, how much could it be? $5...free... im heading out there anyway tommorow for something else.
I like to fix things myself, but im just to scared to bunny hop and 180, i think that its gonna come loose every time i do one.

By the way, the other day before this thread, i made it so tight, rode a bit, then when i went to fix it like you guys said, it was so loose...
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Weak sauce. or maybe the bars are really already stripped.
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im not weak, my dad couldnt make it any tighter anyway, and i doubt the bars are stripped
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Were the bolts loose or what?
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The first time after tightening them really tight, the bolts were loose. (but i hit them with a rubber mallet to get them tighter, that may have made them loose...)
Now since i did the star and evenly tightening method, the bolts are as tight as i made them after riding. (but the bars still move when landing bunny hops just a little bit)
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