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post #1 of 27 Old 03-15-2017, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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2013+ clipons for comfort. My solution

So I hate spending money on products that may not fix my issue. My back hurts on longer rides, maybe 1.5 to 2 hours in my lower back really starts screaming at me so I have been looking for a solution. I almost bought some name brand clipons but I didn't want to drop 200 to 300.

Took a chance and picked up some cbr1000rr used clipons on ebay. Cost me 50 bucks. I thought I had to get the knubs grinded off so I paid for pro install which was another 100. I like the sweep of the oem so this was the same but higher. The installer made it as high as possible without touching the wind screen. As you can see in the pics, if you cut your windscreen you can go much higher.

Overall very happy with the results I forgot to measure but if someone wants to give me some stock measurements I can go measure mine. I'm thinking maybe an inch maybe 1.5 higher.

Been riding on the streets a few weeks now and love them. At stop lights you can tell a huge difference in angle. Only negatives so far is even though I bought goldwing bar ends you still get more vibes in the bar then before. I also wasn't thinking and should have painted the clips on first. They were in bad shape and you can see the paint peeling when they were installed on some parts which is more of an annoyance to me.

Hopefully this weekend I can do the real test of my 3 hour mountain rides and see how it goes.







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Agreed. If this doesn't solve it, I'm getting a ninja 1000 or a z1000 already posted up for trade on craigs.

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With as low as those are clipped on, it almost looks like they're still where the stock ones were. How low were the stock ones?

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With as low as those are clipped on, it almost looks like they're still where the stock ones were. How low were the stock ones?
Stock is the bottom section of the picture. So they start out under the triple tree. The new ones are above the triple tree. The design if the Honda one is much different

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Could just be the picture but the photo where you are showing under the triple the nub looks very sharp. I'd want that much smoother as it looks like it could contact the cables.

I have a ninja 1000 and it is a very nice bike just no where near as nimble as my zx.
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Confused. Cannot tell difference. Can you like put some text around the pictures you've posted?

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Could just be the picture but the photo where you are showing under the triple the nub looks very sharp. I'd want that much smoother as it looks like it could contact the cables.
I was thinking the same thing. Dangerous-looking!

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Thanks for posting up, bought a set of adjustable clip-ons last year when I bought the bike but have not installed them yet. Have a set of Helibars on my CBR600RR which are nice but now that I've ridden the ZX6R they feel like I'm sitting up. The CBR seems to have a tighter bend in my knee which is not good after I smashed the kneecap last year. Hopefully in couple of weeks I'll get a 300 mile day trip in and can see how I like the stock setup on along ride. So far the seat is not bad.
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Thanks for posting up, bought a set of adjustable clip-ons last year when I bought the bike but have not installed them yet. Have a set of Helibars on my CBR600RR which are nice but now that I've ridden the ZX6R they feel like I'm sitting up. The CBR seems to have a tighter bend in my knee which is not good after I smashed the kneecap last year. Hopefully in couple of weeks I'll get a 300 mile day trip in and can see how I like the stock setup on along ride. So far the seat is not bad.
I wanted helibars but they don't make them for the 2013+ I can make the 636 version fit but it's still 299 plus tax and install. If you have the oem cbr clipons they actually might fit your zx6r lol

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I used to own/modify a CBR1000RR, there are a couple of different routes one can take for vibration issues; in both cases the clip-ons need to be off the fork tubes.

1) One tactic is drill a hole in the bar just ever so slightly bigger than BBs and funnel them into the bar until the bar is full of BBs. Once you have the the bars packed with BBs take a small dab of silicone and plug the hole. I'd do it in an area that is covered by your grips. This dampens the intrinsic vibration from an I-4 motor.

2) The other tactic is to drill a slightly bigger hole(s), and get a tube of silicone that is used with the aid of a calking gun. Now, just fill the whole tube with silicone. Occasionally tamp the bars to concentrate the silicone... One wants to avoid air bubble. Sometimes it's easier to use multiple ports. Again, plug the holes with silicone and let dry.

Which is gonna be best? One won't know until one does it. This is because even though the ZX & RR utilize I-4 motors, their vibration frequencies will vary due to their different stroke/bore relationship.

I personally like even greater flexibility when orientating my clip-ons, I went with SpeedyMoto Omni-bars.

http://www.speedymoto.com/products/h...ars/adjustable
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I used to own/modify a CBR1000RR, there are a couple of different routes one can take for vibration issues; in both cases the clip-ons need to be off the fork tubes.

1) One tactic is drill a hole in the bar just ever so slightly bigger than BBs and funnel them into the bar until the bar is full of BBs. Once you have the the bars packed with BBs take a small dab of silicone and plug the hole. I'd do it in an area that is covered by your grips. This dampens the intrinsic vibration from an I-4 motor.

2) The other tactic is to drill a slightly bigger hole(s), and get a tube of silicone that is used with the aid of a calking gun. Now, just fill the whole tube with silicone. Occasionally tamp the bars to concentrate the silicone... One wants to avoid air bubble. Sometimes it's easier to use multiple ports. Again, plug the holes with silicone and let dry.

Which is gonna be best? One won't know until one does it. This is because even though the ZX & RR utilize I-4 motors, their vibration frequencies will vary due to their different stroke/bore relationship.

I personally like even greater flexibility when orientating my clip-ons, I went with SpeedyMoto Omni-bars.

http://www.speedymoto.com/products/h...ars/adjustable

Simple and effective. I think I'm going to buy a pair for longer rides. Perfect compliment to my Renthal's.

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Simple and effective. I think I'm going to buy a pair for longer rides. Perfect compliment to my Renthal's.


Who would think a puny 14° would make such a difference? But it does - to be honest I was surprised. I had used SpeedyMoto products previously when I rode a Duc 996; their solutions are beautifully executed, and their workmanship is fabulous.

The interesting thing about these bars is they function on a 'cammed principal,' because one can not only lower/raise the bars relative to the fork/top triple clamp, but can also move them myriad degrees forward/backwards. It really is quite extensive how one can completely adjust these to suit their personal ergonomics.
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