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Old 05-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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AM clipons: pro-con, school me.

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly street bike? would u recommend it?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly track bike? would u recommend it?

-what is the best preferred angle to have? 6?10?etc?

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly street bike? would u recommend it?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly track bike? would u recommend it?

-what is the best preferred angle to have? 6?10?etc?
Replacement bars are roughly 15 dollars each. As MKGSXR mentioned, cheaper to replace if and when you go down.

Clip-ons generally help get you lower and stretches you out over the tank and makes turn-ins easier and more comfortable on the track. For street riding it may not be practical if you all you do is ride the freeways as you're not transitioning your body much and you might get fatigued. Not sure if there's any truth to that as I'm just taking a stab at it.

Angling them is user dependent. Each person has a different hot spot. They're somewhat adjustable so you can figure out how much you can drop or raise them depending on the clearances you have and how comfortable they are. There's also the more advance setup as raising or dropping your forks and doing the same about the rear, raising or lowering it to help with turn-ins. Another topic though.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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It's mostly a track type of mod (where the change is most noticable), it just allows you to be more flexible with the position of the bars which will affect your body position, you can change the height and rotate them anywhere around the fork... i think 7 degrees is the normal down angle but some people choose different setups depending on how they like their positioning. It all depends on your preference. Plenty of people are happy with the stock setup.

Cheap to replace, easy to change on the fly with only one tool...
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
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-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly street bike? would u recommend it?

-what are the advantages/disadvantages of having an after market set on a strictly track bike? would u recommend it?

-what is the best preferred angle to have? 6?10?etc?
Which bike is it for?
Some clip ons like the Tracstar, Woodcraft or Heli bars change the angle/pullback or raise the bar, making the bike more comfortable.
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Patrick. Tl1000r. Pretty aggressive seating position IMO. Problem is. Tillers have that firing stay that make it kind difficult to do much ie room.What u think? Convertibars? Helibars?
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Not a lot you can do on the TL because of the stay.
The clutch master barely clears as it is.
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