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Alternate way is to remove rear tank bolt, slide it back an inch to raise tank... best have less than half tank of fuel... remember rear of tank is no longer connected to anything... can then keep tank up and reinstall bolt.
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What did I do to my fjr today? I walked past it,,,, otherwise nada, zip, nothing !

On the top bridge/plate,, on my MV Motorad plate I also could not raise the tank but found that on my setup if I milled the bottom corner at a 45deg angle back about 1/4Ē it now clears fine. It didnít take all that much. Yeah it was a bit of a pain to pull the plate off to mill the bottom corner off but I used it as a reason to access and retorque the steering head bearings. Well worth the effort.

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If you loosen the rear tank bolt you can indeed lift the tank with the MV plate.
It is a tight squeeze but totally doable and best with lesser amount of fuel in the tank.



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I've heard before that the bridge has to be removed to raise the tank. No such requirement with the top plate replacement.
The front of the tank will not lift past the Helibar Bridge. So one has to make the extraordinary extra effort to remove (not just loosen to pivot) the bolt at seat holding tank to slip it back to get the front of tank up.

The Bridge also covers the top steering stem nut. This complicates access for steering stem maintenance. One must remove the Helibar Bridge from the top fork bridge in order to access the nut to remove the fork bridge. Threading the handlebar bolts (one with washer) from underneath is an unpleasant task with 3XL hands. Have learned to tape the washer under, then pull the tape after I get the threads started. For some reason I don't recall I can't just put the washer on the bolt before threading.

I remember now: The small bolt installs from the top through a washer and nut underneath. For one reason or another holding the washer and the nut at same time to start the threads isn't something my bear paws are capable. However I can put the washer over the threads and tape it in place, then follow iwth the nut.

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Contemplated setting fire to the bloody thing...
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Sounds like what you have is commonly called "The Bridge" from Heli. That came about with the Gen3's. The Gen2's had the option of replacing the entire top plate, first with pullback only (which is what I have pictured) and later with pullback and rise (the -02 model I mentioned). I've heard before that the bridge has to be removed to raise the tank. No such requirement with the top plate replacement.
This is a picture of my plate and riser. It's worth the extra few minutes to remove the plate to access steering head nut. The bike fits ME now.
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This is a picture of my plate and riser. It's worth the extra few minutes to remove the plate to access steering head nut. The bike fits ME now.
Yeah, bridge and risers. We kinda informally agreed to call that the bridge to differential between it and the complete top plate replacement piece like I used.
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This is a picture of my plate and riser. It's worth the extra few minutes to remove the plate to access steering head nut. The bike fits ME now.
Yup, those are risers not bridge. The bridge crosses the top steering stem nut.

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Yup, those are risers not bridge. The bridge crosses the top steering stem nut.
I have a PLATE of aluminum or aluminum block riser from Heli bolted to my stock triple tree clamp and the 1" riser blocks are bolted on it. Picky, picky like cupping/scallops
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If you loosen the rear tank bolt you can indeed lift the tank with the MV plate.
It is a tight squeeze but totally doable and best with lesser amount of fuel in the tank.



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Yepper Joe, I did that several times when I was having the steering head bearing issue, I never felt the the tank sat all that securely with the rear pivot bolt removed, just loosening the bolt wasn’t enough clearance, so for me just milling a small chamfer/taper on the back bottom edge of my mv motorad plate was easy enough so that now I can just lift the tank. It’s what works for me, thanks for your input though, I appreciate it.

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