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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Clip-ons ?

I have been doing alot of trackdays this year and see alot of guys who have clip-ons, what are the benefits if any of having them ?
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if you crash and the bar bends, it's only $15 to replace. the stock ones, well, they are much more and usually aren't available if you go down...

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Clip-on are usually lower then stock and attach directly to the forks. This gets you lower on the bike and out of the wind. Also depending on the bike can give you a faster steering input and better feedback from the front tire. I went from the stock bar on a GS500 to clipons and it made a huge differance. As Tony stated that are cheaper to replace then stock ones.

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As stated prior, they get you lowen on the bike, usually. Be aware you must have adequate clearance to mount a lower and sometimes wider bar. Non faired bikes shouldn't have a problem. I tried clip ons on my 929 and even with race bodywork, you can't go lock to lock with the forks. The bras would have to be mounted so far back, you couldn't hold them properly and they would hit the tank and crush your hands.
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if you crash and the bar bends, it's only $15 to replace. the stock ones, well, they are much more and usually aren't available if you go down...
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http://www.pro-flo.com/proflo_clipons.htm
I like Pro-Flos, they are $115 a set and $21 for a pair of replacement bars, a great deal for top quality clip ons. Whatever brand you buy order spare bars too.


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