I'm looking to change the bars on my '01. Anyone with some tips? I'm nearly ready to order the woodcraft clip ons. I was trying to find a site that has the Renthal ultra low bars but haven't had much luck. Thanks!
7Speedy3 said:I run a set of Telefix Profi clip-ons, seen here http://www.whaccessories.com/Handle%20bars.htm.
They're 4 way adjustable, and can be raised even higher with a spacer from Wild Hair Acc. With the standard adjustment and raised all the way up they're about 1" taller than standard clip-ons, so you get rid of the big bars without completely giving up on a comfortable riding position. And the adjustability lets you figure out what you want yourself. Only problem I had was about a 5 week wait, WHAC orders them direct from Germany if they don't have any in stock.
On my bike I have them set about as high as they will go, you can see in the pic that they're about the same height as the top clamp.
Mostly aesthetic. It moves the headlights and gauge cluster closer in to the bike, which is why I did it. It also means that your headlights turn with your forks, which is nice in turns as long as you're not leaned over much, otherwise it doesn't help. I always thought it looked goofy to have the wheel turned and the headlights not, but maybe I'm just used to old bikes.nicholsb420 said:they sound really nice. i am trying to decide which ones to get. i like the
adjustability of these.
is there any benefit / downside to mounting the headlights and instrument cluster
to the forks?