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Old 04-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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Clip-ons should have a skinnier tank than what most beemers have on them. If you really want clipons I'd fit a skinnier tank so you can still steer the bike. My other gripe (a purely aesthetic one) is when people install clip ons and use a top triple with bar mounts that they leave empty. If you're gonna run clipons get rid of the bar mounts even if they're cast into the top triple. It just doesn't look right.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #17
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With clip ons you have a certain amount of adjustability. I've used clip ons on several bikes including sidecars and i like them.
The adjustability is a big plus in my book.

Bars are like seats and windshields. You can talk and read about them until you are blue in the face but the only real answer is trying them and seeing for yourself. You never really know what you are going to like until you are there and have found it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #18
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The adjustability is a big plus in my book.

Bars are like seats and windshields. You can talk and read about them until you are blue in the face but the only real answer is trying them and seeing for yourself. You never really know what you are going to like until you are there and have found it.

Yep, standard bars are even adjustable. Hack saw makes them narrower, welding can make them wider, and a BF pipe and a vise can change the bend.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #19
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TELEFIT clip-ons is what you are looking for you can adjust them up-down front & back

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #20
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Yep, standard bars are even adjustable. Hack saw makes them narrower, welding can make them wider, and a BF pipe and a vise can change the bend.
You can even move them back and forth in their mounts. That can make all the difference in the world! I just remembered one time I suggested that a pipe cutter is a great tool for shortening bars. Man that started a crap storm.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #21
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You can even move them back and forth in their mounts. That can make all the difference in the world! I just remembered one time I suggested that a pipe cutter is a great tool for shortening bars. Man that started a crap storm.
Pipe cutter? ------now you're just trying to make us hacksaw guys feel
inferior.
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