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  1. #1
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    How much Play with Arlen Ness Poly Bushings

    I just did a complete install of 14" LA Chopper Twin Peaks on my 2015 Streetglide Special. Did not have to replace the cables which saved some time an money. I did replace the stock riser bushings with Arlen Ness Poly's. I get about 1/4" to 1/2" of play when I really push and pull on them.

    First Question: Is this normal play for 14" Ape Hangers and Poly bushings

    second Question: I did not replace the stock riser bolts. Should I?

    Thanks guys.

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    Member Roadshark's Avatar
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    I recently installed12" Twin Peaks and Arlen Ness poly bushings with original bolts and it feels rock solid.
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    I just installed 14's and also get some play in the bars. I replaced with poly bushing from the dealership, but I'm guessing they are pretty much the same thing in a different package. I would think the bolts would be fine as long as they are tight.

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    When i installed my bars in used the poly bushings. i saw where someone torqued to specs. Then waited 20 minutes and torqued them again. That is what i did, and they are rock solid 4000 miles later no issues. (i saw this old post, but thought someone may find it useful.)
    2017 Street Glide Black Denim
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    I just installed factory 47 12'' bars with ARLEN NESS bushings and torqued to specs ...NO ISSUES
    "HOPE IT DONT LEAK"

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    Member Hlgsn's Avatar
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    Any extra vibration with the poly bushings?

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    Senior Member Klmack's Avatar
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    Installed 12' Khromewerks 5,000 miles ago using Arlen Ness poly bushings, locktite on stock riser bolts, torque to spec- rock solid!
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  8. #8
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    No extra vibration noticed from when i had stock bars on. Someone mentioned Loctite / Threadlocker. I only will use Blue (Medium). Never red.
    2017 Street Glide Black Denim
    12" LA Choppers Twin Peaks, S&S MK45 Slip-ons, Smart Siren II, LRS 8" Windshield, Avon Cushion Grips, Grasshopper Backrest, 4-Point Docking Kit, HD Detachable Passenger Sissy Bar with Backrest, HD Detachable Luggage rack, Kyryakyn Lower Triple Tree Wind Deflector, Kyryakyn Floorboard spacers, Custom Dynamics Dynamic Ringz Signal Lights, 7" Sunpie LED Headlight, Shorty Antenna.

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    Member Hlgsn's Avatar
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    Good to know....just don't want tingling hands on a bagger....and blue if ya wanna take it off, red if it never comes off. My go to is blue.

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