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Old 03-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Heli bars - 2006 ZX10R

So, I lowsided my 2006 ZX10R a while back at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Rebuilt it all proper like, but still couldn't get comfortable on it.

Got a set of Heli bars from a TSBA member and swapped them onto the bike over the weekend. Geezus...I should have done this much earlier. VERY comfortable, wheelies like a beast (weigth shifted back)...I freaking love this bike now. Just need to get a bit more comrfortable. Feels like my old Hawk GT on steroids.

No point, just thought I'd share. Carry on.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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i like my vfr's heli bars. before i handed the bike over to patrick, i turned the bars out more than would have been possible with the fairing and it was very nice. i didnt ride it any that way, but i will soon. woot
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Are these generally suited for broad-shoulder riders? I didn't know what a Helibar was until now...

2006-2007 Specifications**

•1 1/2" taller
•1/2" rearward
•25 3/4" width

•To better support the rider's weight the 20 degree downward angle of the stock clip-ons was reduced and rotated up to 6 degrees providing a more neutral wrist position.
•Positioned 1/2" higher at the fork tube, producing a total rise of 1 3/4" on the 2008 ... noticeably more comfortable yet still sporty.
•Handlebar width is increased by 1/2" to 25.5 inches overall. - Machined from a solid 6061 aluminum billet, the new TracStar is both lightweight and extremely strong.
•Factory damper weights are retained as are all stock cables and hydraulic lines.
•Bar tubes have control housing locating pin holes for proper and accurate assembly.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #4
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On a side note, a popular mod is "flipping" the stock clip-ons on some bikes so that instead of angled down and away, they are angled up and toward.

By flipping I mean, putting the RH clipon on the LH side, and vice versa after turning it over.

Just an option for people who can't afford heli-bars and the stock clipons design permits this.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
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I have a set of Heli bars on one of my CBRs. Love them, cant say enough good things about them.
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Another well satisfied heli-bar user

Ormand, yes they are a little wider than stock so if you feel pinched in they might help.
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Sure, give me a minute, I took today off to mess with the bikes. I'll go shoot a pic or two and compare to what was on it.
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wow, thats a huge difference!
ape hangers ftw!
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wow, thats a huge difference!
ape hangers ftw!
Believe it or not, it completely changes the riding dynamic and feel. Doesn't look like much, but it is.
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