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So what options are there? I know of tommaselli, telefix profi and gilles variobar. Is there others?

I've had tommaselli on order for 5 months now - I guess they're not coming :violent1:
 

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I'd try and get some original Daytona ones and see if you could adapt them.When i had my 98 Daytona i always thought it was a pretty good riding position and you don't have to take your fork tubes out to put them on. :beer:
 

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I ordered my Telefix Profi's from Wildhair Accessories. They came in about 5 weeks, had to order the needed size from Germany. This is the second time I've used the profi's, I have them on my '75 CB550 cafe racer, and haven't had any issues with them. They work great on Speedy! (imho) ;D
 

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The woodcrafts would be a good pick if you wanted them for a trackday. Easiest one to swap out. The LSL'S will hit your instrument cluster if you don't have their kit to mount it and the lights to your forks.

Let's see some picks of these thomaselis, vario bars and teleflix
 

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I'm also thinking about clip-ons and because of the crappy weather a small selection with the Dutch price converted to dollars. Seen allot of different models and types. But not all are available in 52mm.

One of the cheapest I ran in to: €139 ($188)


Clip-ons by Valtermoto: €179 ($241)


LSL Sport-match clip-ons: €155 ($209)
LSL Tour-match (high) clip-ons: €269 ($362)


Gilles Tooling doesn't have a 52mm clip-on. Shame 'cause I really like their Basic Variobar model, price from €299 ($403).


However the cheapest model of all is by Gilles Tooling and also looks nice. That's the GP Light model. Just €125 ($168)



I'm thinking of going with the LSL sport-match clip-ons. Price and looks are just right.
 

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Btw. How come the LSL clip ons hit the headlights, but others don't? There isn't that big difference in the design. If the LSLs hit others might very well do it too.
 

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Btw. How come the LSL clip ons hit the headlights, but others don't? There isn't that big difference in the design. If the LSLs hit others might very well do it too.
Beats me.

I've been thinking about it but could come with a reason why it should hit. But when I'm mounting the clipons the instrument cluster will be fixed to the top tree. Maybe a single headlight aswell.
 

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I'd read that either here or on the other site. The LSL offset match risers were the ones that hit, I think it was because of the rise. I'm sure their touring ones would hit also. The sport match set may work, I don't know.

Wood Craft's are the cheapest i've seen at $140 http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=406 A little easier to install and the tubes can be baught separately in the event one needs to be replaced.
 

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I don't get the whole clip one thing. What's the point. Finally you have bike that doesn't have those and then you go and install them. :violent1:

just get different bar, there is bars that are pretty close to clip ones. like FZ-1 bars.

Clip ones offer no benefit untill 70mph.
 

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yes, but street usage is not track usage. I think some people put those clip ones for the looks only. damn posers. :horse:
 

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I don't get the whole clip one thing. What's the point. Finally you have bike that doesn't have those and then you go and install them. :violent1:

just get different bar, there is bars that are pretty close to clip ones. like FZ-1 bars.

Clip ones offer no benefit untill 70mph.
According to Keith Code, "clip-on handlebars allow the rider to rely less on the bars for a pivot point, drop the rider out of the buffeting airstream and put the rider in a more favourable steering position"

What exactly happens at 70mph? Once a motorcycle reaches ~8 mph, the gyroscopic effects of the spinning wheels keep it upright and balanced. Steering after that point is mostly an effect of upsetting the gyroscopic effect of the wheels (counter steering), which requires minimal rider input; making wide, high bars completely unnecessary if you're steering the bike correctly. Turning the bike at 70mph isn't really any different than turning it at 10mph. (see the "knee down at 10mph" thread, or see here http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=9720948 for illustration)

And clip-ons make the overall bike profile narrower, making it easier to split traffic at the lights when riding on the street, which for most of us I think is well below 70mph. (Always, actually, in my case)

And then there are just those of us that like them better. :beer:
 

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The biggest problem I have with any kind of narrow bar on the street is less leverage to control the front end and subsequently jerking on the throtttle when going over railroad tracks, potholes, that kind of crap.
 

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Jaket said:
I don't get the whole clip one thing. What's the point. Finally you have bike that doesn't have those and then you go and install them. :violent1:

just get different bar, there is bars that are pretty close to clip ones. like FZ-1 bars.

Clip ones offer no benefit untill 70mph.

Yeah it does make a difference, in the twisty's your lower, more weight on the front. That gives you more traction on the front tire and the lower center of gravity will allow you to lean the bike less giving you a higher corner speed. You must be from Florida, in most other states we have roads that rival some tracks. ;D Just take a look throught he gallery of all the guys carving up the roads on their bikes.
 
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