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Does the installation of the Heli bars riser(3rd generation) get in the way of the gas tank when pivoting the gas tank up during engine service ?

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Not sure about the helibars but the MV motorad plate does, I cut a 45 deg up about 1/4Ē on the back of mine that now allows the tank to rotate up w/o contact. If youíre going to add a helibars bridge I would definitely check that before I completed the installation and modify it as needed.

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Does the installation of the Heli bars riser(3rd generation) get in the way of the gas tank when pivoting the gas tank up during engine service ?

Some say it doesn't. On my 07 it does.

It's not a big deal but involves the extra step of taking the long bolt at the back of the gas tank out, sliding the tank back a ways, lift the tank up and forward so the front of the tank sit's on TOP of the helibars {I put a rag up there so there will be no nicks} and then reinstalling the long bolt at the back of the tank. And, of course, the reverse order when reinstalling the tank. There's no need to reattach the nut on the end of the long bolt while actually working on the tank.

Just now read Passx' post, and I looked at mine, and there is no way you can "trim" that large chunk of aluminium {Br. spelling} to allow the tank to go past it without removing the rear long bolt. JMO

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Phil said it. Yes, helis mean you canít pivot he tank up normally. Remove the rear bolt and just slide it back. I highly recommend helibars.
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Does the installation of the Heli bars riser(3rd generation) get in the way of the gas tank when pivoting the gas tank up during engine service ?
Yes.

Is also a nuisance when removing the top bridge to check/adjust the steering bearing preload. Has to be moved out of the way to access the big 36mm nut.

Wish it wasn't so much trouble, but the Helibar Bridge is essential to making the FJR fit me.

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Completely opposite to philharmonic, the Helibar on my '07 does not interfere with raising the tank. Perhaps https://www.sciencemadesimple.com/fruit.php

I think it depends on which Helibars you are talking about:

- on the Gen3, it's the Helibar bridge thingy only;
- on the Gen 2 it could be the bridge thingy or either of the 2 different top plate replacement thingies.

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I can say they do on my 2014, as indicated, popped the pivot bolt back and then tilted it up. Not really a big deal if the tank is mostly empty.
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I can say they do on my 2014, as indicated, popped the pivot bolt back and then tilted it up. Not really a big deal if the tank is mostly empty.
Yes, but you removed the bolt at the rear some use to pivot the tank up. With Helibars one can't lift front of tank with rear still attached.

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Yes, but you removed the bolt at the rear some use to pivot the tank up. With Helibars one can't lift front of tank with rear still attached.
Er, yes, that is what I meant "They do indeed block the tank on my 2014" - bad english, sorry.
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Completely opposite to philharmonic, the Helibar on my '07 does not interfere with raising the tank. Perhaps https://www.sciencemadesimple.com/fruit.php

I think it depends on which Helibars you are talking about:

- on the Gen3, it's the Helibar bridge thingy only;
- on the Gen 2 it could be the bridge thingy or either of the 2 different top plate replacement thingies.

This thread is useless without pictures.......
Hey "proof that one is a bad carpenter" why are you trying to simplify things? Don't you know this whole excersize in futility is about the post count? How can we win the post count battle if we are all on the same page. It's positively sacreligious to insist on logic, careful explanations, and pictures.

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By the way, aren't you supposed to be out riding your "old style" helibridged motorscooter?
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