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Friday, August 5, 2011

Fixing powdercoated bars

The vulcan bars are slipping a bit. I have had similar problems with powdercoated bars before. I should have used knurled bars or at least bars that weren't squared off because the last guy tried to 7/8 clamps on a 1 inch bars, but no matter.

First cover the tank.

Mark the bar so I know where I want them.

Take off the top clamp.

The powder has ground off a bit and is basically lubricated the clamp and bar joint.

Rough up everything with some sandpaper.

Clean everything with alcohol.

Somewhere between red loctite and JB weld is green loctite.

I just put a bit of this on all the high spots, i.e. the shiny spots.

Clamp and torque. If that doesn't work I'll have to get a new knurled set of bars.

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