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post #16 of 27 Old 03-16-2017, 08:36 AM
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I bought some cheap ebay clip ons that rose the bars 1 inch,looks like the same amount you have gotten from yours.Makes a hugh difference,I had to modify the brake fluid bottle slightly to clear the windscreen and the cables seemed to be just long enough.I bought a tap to thread the new bars so I could install the original weights and that worked great.Total cost was about $50 for everything.
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I flipped my clip ons so the 7 degree slant was upward and then turned them out a bit. More comfortable for me and better suits my kind of riding
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I flipped my clip ons so the 7 degree slant was upward and then turned them out a bit. More comfortable for me and better suits my kind of riding
I thought about doing this but everyone I saw that did, had to cut or lose the windscreen

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I'm trying not to be a naysayer, but why go through all the work installing clip ons from a Honda when you can just buy some aftermarket clip ons that were made to raise up the height of the clip on position? I get you wanna save money, but you already have paid a pretty penny for your bike.

That being said, if your back is killing you on longer rides, you need to be using your core more for supporting you.
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I thought about doing this but everyone I saw that did, had to cut or lose the windscreen

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I cut mine down but I'd planned on doing that anyway. I don't know if you'd have to cut it down if you kept the clip ons under the triple. I run mine on top so they sit up a little higher.
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I'm trying not to be a naysayer, but why go through all the work installing clip ons from a Honda when you can just buy some aftermarket clip ons that were made to raise up the height of the clip on position? I get you wanna save money, but you already have paid a pretty penny for your bike.

That being said, if your back is killing you on longer rides, you need to be using your core more for supporting you.
The problem was I couldn't find any definitive information on what clipons would use stock cables and also not need a new windscreen or to cut the existing one.

Most threads I found here had aftermarket clipons but didn't help with position they were just for track use.

I almost bought the 0 degree 50mm clipons from apex. Which seemed t fit the bill but again couldn't find any info if it fit without modifying anything.

So I went the cheap 50 route so I wouldn't be out 300 to try something. Now that I know it works I may get quality 0 degree clipons and install them myself later.

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I'm trying not to be a naysayer, but why go through all the work installing clip ons from a Honda when you can just buy some aftermarket clip ons that were made to raise up the height of the clip on position? I get you wanna save money, but you already have paid a pretty penny for your bike.

That being said, if your back is killing you on longer rides, you need to be using your core more for supporting you.

There does not exist a Universal Perfect Ride Height for rider comfort. We are all built differently, and as one ages it continues to morph. What's ideal for a 71.21 kg (157 lb) [11.21 stone] Japanese test rider is nothing close to a 83.92 kg (185 lb) [13.21 stone] North American/Northern European.

Thus, I believe an aftermarket set of fully adjustable clip-ons goes an exponentially long way in aiding rider comfort. A rider cannot ride fast if they are in discomfort... well, at least, not very long.
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There does not exist a Universal Perfect Ride Height for rider comfort. We are all built differently, and as one ages it continues to morph. What's ideal for a 71.21 kg (157 lb) [11.21 stone] Japanese test rider is nothing close to a 83.92 kg (185 lb) [13.21 stone] North American/Northern European.

Thus, I believe an aftermarket set of fully adjustable clip-ons goes an exponentially long way in aiding rider comfort. A rider cannot ride fast if they are in discomfort... well, at least, not very long.
This is my problem. I can ride fine for an hour or so in the twisties but the way back I'm in pain and can barely ride home without stopping a few times.

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This is my problem. I can ride fine for an hour or so in the twisties but the way back I'm in pain and can barely ride home without stopping a few times.

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Must be some Voodoo economics going on, here. What does it avail a person to spend their hard earned monies on a solution that maybe gets one closer? The only way is it to use fully adjustable clip-ons as well as fully adjustable rearsets. I believe there is a sizeable population that does not comprehend the word "fully," but does not comprehend the concept from an ergonomic approach.

I normally take two long bike vacations each year; each is approximately 10-14 days long; each sees me ride for 8-hrs/day. I stop for gas, food, and check out a smattering of points of interest spots, none lasting longer than 30-min.

Re-read the previous paragraph: nearly, if not 2-wks; for eight hrs/day. Oh yeah, this is fast(ish) riding. Each journey take rack up 2500 miles - 3000 miles. To be honest the CA trip sees me spending three-four days "off the road" so to speak, because I am only commuting between Aptos, CA and Monterey, CA (this is to go to Laguna Seca).

My lower back has been fuse with bone graphs, as well as using Ti-rods & Ti screws. (I have a birth defect that went undetected for 35-yrs). I also have had total shoulder replacement in both shoulders, meaning they remove the top of my arm bone (humerus) and hammer in a metal prosthetic device and commence building a shoulder joint.

I only share this last paragraph with all of you to illustrate the point that I ought to be the "Poster Child" for one who ought not be able to spend copious time in the saddle riding 'at speed' on a sportbike. But, what I am is a living example that it is possible. It takes a little money, and some research, and some 'trial & error.' It's also better/easier if one has the gumption to man their own spanners and the like. Learn, and then learn some more. Don't stop learning.
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