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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions: Sport Bars from Ninja 650 shop vs. Woodcraft Clip-on Risers

Hi All,

Thinking of swapping out the stock bar with one of the following sport bars.

https://www.ducati-omaha.com/product...-16-ninja-650r

Woodcraft Clip-On Risers w/ Adapter Plate Kawasaki Ninja 650R 2006-2016 - RevZilla

Obviously I ride a 2012 Ninja 650 and wanted to know if others have had experience with either of them.

What did you think?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 03:19 AM
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Hi there, for comparison's sake I am very satisfied with my LSL superbike low bars, you can read my impressions here and see a couple of photos (page 2):

LSL Superbike Low Bars

Keep in mind that I am 1.83 and my Mk.I Er6-n's pegs are slightly lower compared to the fresher models

There's no reason to spend 180+ bucks for a metal tube imo!
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I've got a 2010 with Sport Bars on it and I love them. Very easy to install and the feel afterwards makes you wonder why it doesn't come stock. Pair with a double bubble windscreen and the air flow goes over the helmet instead of into it, which was a big deal for me being tall 6'4". In the event I were to get another 650, it would definitely be one of the first mods I would do. FWIW my bars touch the windscreen and the tank in a fully locked position, but that was supposedly resolved in your generation of 650 (3rd; Sport Bar V3). Ducati Omaha is a pretty awesome place. I got my rear suspension there after shopping around. Integrated tail light and few other things too.
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Hi All,

Thinking of swapping out the stock bar with one of the following sport bars.

https://www.ducati-omaha.com/product...-16-ninja-650r

Woodcraft Clip-On Risers w/ Adapter Plate Kawasaki Ninja 650R 2006-2016 - RevZilla

Obviously I ride a 2012 Ninja 650 and wanted to know if others have had experience with either of them.

What did you think?

Did you end up going with anything yet? thinking of buying the ninja 650 sport bars for my 2013 650.
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I've got a 2010 with Sport Bars on it and I love them. Very easy to install and the feel afterwards makes you wonder why it doesn't come stock. Pair with a double bubble windscreen and the air flow goes over the helmet instead of into it, which was a big deal for me being tall 6'4". In the event I were to get another 650, it would definitely be one of the first mods I would do. FWIW my bars touch the windscreen and the tank in a fully locked position, but that was supposedly resolved in your generation of 650 (3rd; Sport Bar V3).
Does it impair it going full lock?
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Does anyone know if they'll work for the newer 2017 ninja 650?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 04:02 AM
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Can I pretty much use any. 7/8 41mm clip-on for my 2017 ninja 650. Wanting to lower it 1"-1 1/4"
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Logan.castillo1, I did end up going with the ones from Ducati-Omaha and installed them over the weekend. They look great and feel awesome. A couple of things to note though:

- had to flip the banjo
- it comes with a riser and I opted not to install it to give me a more sportier stance - this resulted in having to re-position the the break and clutch leavers cause they were hitting the fairings when steering was fully locked

Besides the above... it's been great so far (granted I've only ridden twice since the install).
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