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Author Topic: Clip on's that fit and cheap too, courtesy our virus spreading friends  (Read 745 times)

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Offline srinath

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Motorcycle-Regular-Raise-Fork-Tube-Clip-On-Handlebars-Head-Clamps-Ends-Mount/133055395368?hash=item1efab83628:m:muc6tOMYCWASqBHd08aPA7g

Just park it on your driveway in the sun for a week, so the virus dies. Or maybe put in the oven @350 or something for 90 min - but make sure you don't touch it directly and - wait till it cools before installing it. Id you have a perfect 41mm round burn mark on your body - That's gonna be hard to esplain to the missus.

This is a drop in fit into an SCR - and the 7/8" bar can be cut out of the SCR's bar or just get a 7/8" tubed with these. Aluminum I think is what they sell - I didn't get tubes, I got a million feet of 7/8th lying about from GS projects.

Now with a R spec - The 1" bar is a problem, but 1" bars typically have 7/8th ID. There should be a way to knock in a 7/8th insert into the 1" bar and weld em up. I have a 1" stainless bar I was getting ready to cut a 1" spacer set out of, then cut a wave across it and use it as a spacer sleeve into my R spec riser (my controls are all 7/8th - I have an SCR that thinks its a bolt) set my Friend Evallade gave me. Thanks bro - these experiments are fun - and hopefully others benefit from me finding cheapo parts.

Anyway - that item @$13.50 is very well made. This was the stuff that back in the 90's were made by Tommasselli and Wood craft and we happily paid $100-200 for em. This is better quality cos my tommaselli had a tapered threaded fitting that caused the aluminum to split when I tightened it. This one bypasses that problem by making it a slip fit.

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Srinath.



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I bought some Chinese clip-ons for a project I started many years ago before I got the FX. They looked as nice as any expensive set but I never got to use them. The FX uses 51mm and I happened to find a pair of discarded R1 clip-ons at the shop. Most clip-ons will bend if they hit the ground but we've seen Honda's break the clamp.
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My tommaselli's split as I tightened the bolt. I still have em, they were so delicately made, like a freaking work of art. Fragile as any art too. If you're gonna ride down the road in a monalisa be prepared to lose billions when it hits the road and scrapes itself up.

Anyway the problem was that the unit that goes around the forks and takes the handlebar etc was cast. I'm hoping I'd get a billet one machined. Or heck, I'll buy one of these and machine it to take those tapered ones and make a machined untapering deal so it would only think its getting into a tapered hole when its actually just fitting into my own tapered fitting where its a straight on non tapered hole.

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Hey Srinath, do you have any pics of these riser clip-ons installed under an SCR or Bolt triple tree?  I'm interested in these but am thrown off by what looks like very little space between the fork bore and the corner where the riser starts.  It almost looks like the riser would hit the lower edge of the triple and not seat all the way up properly.
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I have to get pics of it - but I don't have it installed, but a hand fit on a spare set of trees I have pretty much confirm they fit.
BTW the non riser ones are flat they'd fit regardless of the thickness of the triple wall there.
The riser ones obviously will fit over the triple as well, but the pics I have should prove they do fit under the triple just fine.
Also the "riser" is a poor word for it. They are angled downward. IMHO that angle will be about ergonomically perfect for the "café racer" tuck. But the flat ones non riser - will leave the grips higher than the "riser" ones.

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I have a set of Apex 3'' riser clip-ons I will be taking off my bike. If anyone is interested in buying, they'll be up for sale soon.

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I have to get pics of it - but I don't have it installed, but a hand fit on a spare set of trees I have pretty much confirm they fit.
BTW the non riser ones are flat they'd fit regardless of the thickness of the triple wall there.
The riser ones obviously will fit over the triple as well, but the pics I have should prove they do fit under the triple just fine.
Also the "riser" is a poor word for it. They are angled downward. IMHO that angle will be about ergonomically perfect for the "café racer" tuck. But the flat ones non riser - will leave the grips higher than the "riser" ones.

Okay, sweet.  Yes, my intention is to run the 1" riser set underneath the triple.  I'm okay with the 7 or 8 degrees they're angled down, just wanted to be sure the risers would clear without taking material out of anything.  I'll dig through your pics to find them. Thank you!

I have a set of Apex 3'' riser clip-ons I will be taking off my bike. If anyone is interested in buying, they'll be up for sale soon.

Looking forward to pics when they are posted!
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Top side pic.

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Bottom side.

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Ah, that looks amazing!  Excited to order/receive my set.  Thanks srinath!
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I however think the flat one would be a better option, this looks like its closer to a 12-15 degree down angle. On a bike with a lower rake like a Katana (which was what I originally it bought for) the handle tube angle will be much much lower if it was the flat kind.
Remember that angle is its angle to the rake.
For example - A 24 degree rake forks with the handle tube at 90 degree to the cross line between the forks - as in the handle is turned clear to the back of the bike (not a useable position) its downward angle is the same as the rake angle.
If its parallel to that line - again unuseable its basically 0 - or its horizontal.

On a Cspec stock bar set I detect a very small angle - but it has a huge forward offset. Someone with better eyeballs than me can look at theirs. I would guess its maybe 5 degrees or under. Offset plays a role is making you reach further forward and wider - so it has some effect too.

A good natural angle is anywhere from 25 to 40 to the fork C/C line (meaning each tube is 12.5-20 deg back) and 5-8 deg downward.
Experiment with that to see what you like, this setup may leave me with too much down and not enough to the fork C/C line in any position, but as always there's likely a slightly different set of parameters for everyone.

I'm going off the most comfortable sport position I have been able to measure off a GS500 to make clubman's without the drop for it ~15 yrs ago.

Either way a very fun way to kill a quarantine afternoon. Just put it in the oven for 1hr at 200 lets say - make sure the anodizing will not burn before that (I think it takes boiling point so 212 easily)

Oh you fitting it on a Rspec ? You're gonna have to figure out the 7/8th to 1" step up bar as well. Good luck with all that, mine is effectively all 7/8th being a SCR.

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Offline electrosloth

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I found a really good deal on off-sized RSD clip-ons that have the bars that are 7/8" clamp barrel and a chamfered transition to 1".  Planning on using those bars with the aforementioned Chinese clamps.
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Oooo Nice. Let me see what RSD's are now. LOL.
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Here you go.  The clamps are for 49mm tubes - that's all I could find as I'm pretty sure these bars are discontinued.
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Coming to think of it - you could have put a spacer in that 49mm to 41mm gap Its about perfect for a 1/8th wall pipe to be put in there, but then again those 41 clip on's were $15 when I bought them, and the install is much cleaner and likely safer.

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Srinath.