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I just installed some eagle Mike handlebar risers and when reassembling noticed an arrow on the top clamps which I never noticed before. Which way should the arrows point? I hope it's up...
 

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Correct.
And tighten the up/top side completely (18 ft lb), then pinch the bottom or rearward side to proper torque spec (18 ft lb).
 
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Correct.
And tighten the up/top side completely (18 ft lb), then pinch the bottom or rearward side to proper torque spec (18 ft lb).
Wow, somebody that actually knows how to pinch them correctly.
 

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I have to tighten the tops first before swinging the
risers into place. LOL

My whole life from bicycles onwards I clamped
both ends a few turns at a time sending it down straight.

Wow, and I didn't even know there was a "rule".

CheapMark
 

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On my 15' the top is flush but the bottom has a small gap. Had I noticed it prior I would have thought it was installed incorrectly. Who knew?
 

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I have to tighten the tops first before swinging the
risers into place. LOL

My whole life from bicycles onwards I clamped
both ends a few turns at a time sending it down straight.

Wow, and I didn't even know there was a "rule".

CheapMark
CBT,
Most bicycle clamps and a lot of motorcycle clamps are ambidextrous.

But those with an arrow or dot or star are usually stepped. Your F. brake master cylinder mount clamp is stepped. A lot of fork leg axle clamps are stepped.

Some clamps are stepped, but are Not Marked!
Just another reason to pay attention to details.
Sort of like "Look twice. Save a Life!"
 
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