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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 09:48 PM
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I've done it in mine too. Lowered the front 30mm also to offset the 120-70 front tire and have a right clearance. The handling is fantastic.


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How does that 120 fit? What do you have on the rear? How did you lower it. Looks awesome!
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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How does that 120 fit? What do you have on the rear? How did you lower it. Looks awesome!
Fits perfectly, no rubbing at all. The rim max size is 120, so it's ok from that side too.
It's not lowered in the rear, my tire config is Pirelli Sport Demon 120-70 front, 140-70 rear.
It was a little bumpy on the front before doing the lowering (no clip-ons), but now it's great.
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Fits perfectly, no rubbing at all. The rim max size is 120, so it's ok from that side too.
It's not lowered in the rear, my tire config is Pirelli Sport Demon 120-70 front, 140-70 rear.
It was a little bumpy on the front before doing the lowering (no clip-ons), but now it's great.
Ok kool i'll check those out. How did you lower the front end?
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Hello,

After the fairings are gone the gauge cluster hits then the fairing bolt Tab on the side of the tank . This is a photo of our neighbour's bike with the clip on bars below the top clamp.

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i hope you realized this is talking about the clipons for the 250;

the picture you put up is not a 250 and also not clip ons.

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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 08:08 PM
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hey, i just bought a pair of clip ons but im completely new to putting these on. How do i get the clips onto the forks? Do i slide them on from the bottom or something ?
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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You need to remove the top triple (the plate you see when you look at the bars... what the stock bars bolt to).

The big nut in the middle is 22mm. You'll also need to loosen the two pinch bolts that clamp the plate to the fork tubes.

You'll have to turn the front end one way or the other (don't remember which way) to clear the security tab on the ignition lock. Once you do that the plate will come right off.

You'll be looking at the top of the fork tubes. Slide the clip-ons down over the tubes, put the plate back on and there you go. Adjust and tighten everything. Go ride and then go back and tighten everything again.

DO NOT loosen the bolts that clamp the lower triple to the fork tubes or they'll fall out. This is not a disaster, but it's a hassle.

A note about lowering... that's done by loosening both the upper and lower triple and sliding the tubes up. There's more going on here than just clearance... it WILL change handling and make it sharper -- twitchier -- if you don't also lower the rear of the bike.

Clip-ons by themselves will not change the bike's handling. That's a function of steering geometry. You may FEEL a difference, though, because the ergonomics have changed.

You may want to consider rearsets or remount stock pegs with rearset adjusters too, because you're leaning forward more. Rearsets let you get your feet farther back. I find that a lot more comfortable.

I had Shinto clip-ons (adjustable for angle) mounted below the top triple but just recently moved them above and tweaked them to have a sharper downward angle. I'm liking the result... ergos are a bit better and there are no clearance issues. When they were below the triple they had to be set flatter than I like to clear the bodywork. The tradeoff is that the grips are now higher up. Ya can't have everything.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 PM
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i have installed this woodcraft handle bars today and they look amazing but didnt have the time to try them out, but i have one thing that i am a bit worried about, do you think that by time the clip ons will loosen and make the handle bar slide down from the triple clamp, justa asking for the reason that they are holding on lock nuts, thx
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I got the black handlebars and they've started to fade. Anybody else have this issue?
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I got the black handlebars and they've started to fade. Anybody else have this issue?
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