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I just installed the SSR handlebar riser. Does anyone know if it is normal to have a gap between the riser and front of the top clamp? I tightened the bolts to spec and the gap was really ugly. I put washers in to fill it, mostly.
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Depending on the manufacturer these clamps need to be tightened either starting in the back or in the front to get the gaps or lack thereof correct. First finger tightened in the correct order and then evenly amongst the four bolts until finally torqued to spec.

You may be surprised at how big a difference this actually makes.
 

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It is more comfortable. Not only the riding position but it feels like less vibration to my hands.

Problem is the thing did not come with instructions. The web site references a Youtube video but that video is almost worthless for details. I suppose I guessed wrong because I did the 2 bottom bolts first then the top 2. I did tighten in stages though.
 

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The gap is normal, but as one poster already stated, some manufacturers lock one side metal to metal first then adjust tension with the other side. If they fit perfect with no gap you would fund many bars would be loose because some are on the low side of machining tolerance, the coating thickness varies, and the bar density also varies.
 
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