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Freshly unboxed from Spiegler 20 minutes ago! The top clamp looks like artwork. I've bought whole bikes for less than this kit cost but man this is gonna be cool!

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Someone school me on this. Is this a riser kit that requires new brake lines and such?

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Someone school me on this. Is this a riser kit that requires new brake lines and such?
New brake lines (Steel braided), Clutch cable, top clamp,bars and damper relocating hardware.....

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Cool 2 sets of bars is that some kind of squidman mod?


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I can just feel the comfort emanating from that new bars setup. Happy days indeed.

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I can just feel the comfort emanating from that new bars setup. Happy days indeed.
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i would have to do the same to any sport bike if i planed on riding it for any amount of time.... super low clipons BLOW.

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Cool 2 sets of bars is that some kind of squidman mod?
Well, you know, bars for the straights and clipons for the twisties. And you guys thought TharBars were cool. It's perfect. I'm doing it on my bike...

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Actually, I cannot wait to here your writeup on this mod. As a man who suffers chronic shoulder and elbow pain, this type of modification could go far in allowing me to continue enjoying the aggressive riding posture of my ZX10R.:001_smile:

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i do have a question tho.... why not just drill n tap or drill n bolt on some handel bar mounts to the stock upper triple?

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When I had my 05 ZX10R, I wanted Spieglers but didn't want to spend the coin.

After seeing those Apex bars that arctic posted a few days back, I could see those doing the biz.

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i do have a question tho.... why not just drill n tap or drill n bolt on some handel bar mounts to the stock upper triple?
Just would'nt end up right.....
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Just would'nt end up right.....
why not? a lil proper measuring and the right mounts and walla cheap normal bar setup. i doubt two holes in the top triple clamp will have any profound effects on structural rigidity.

regardless the new stuff is sexy!

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why not? a lil proper measuring and the right mounts and walla cheap normal bar setup. i doubt two holes in the top triple clamp will have any profound effects on structural rigidity.

regardless the new stuff is sexy!
I think the problem is that top triple is very thin in the area where you'd need to drill. I was thinking to go that route with my rc51 conversion but it just didn't look very trustworthy. One little fall, and your bike is totally unrideable

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I think the problem is that top triple is very thin in the area where you'd need to drill. I was thinking to go that route with my rc51 conversion but it just didn't look very trustworthy. One little fall, and your bike is totally unrideable
ah didnt realize they were thin up there stock. hmm... maybe mig weld on some mounts on the original :-)

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ah didnt realize they were thin up there stock. hmm... maybe mig weld on some mounts on the original :-)
Yea, the stock clamp is light but thats not the dilema..The problem is that is got all kind of funky shapes which would mean some serious modification to make it flat. If your're gonna go through that kind of trouble, Just get the kit with the new clamp and all the other hardware thats needed to it correctly.
Its not like this bike is a $250.00 dollar barn find that I'm trying to bring back from the dead for the least amount of money...Its my bike, I love the thing and just want it the best I can make it be. Theres a time for short cuts, cheap mods and "get er' dun"...This isnt one of them.

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Well its pretty much there now.I have to re mount the damper, run the clutch cable and do the front brake lines. Another hour or so in the morning and I'm blowing off the day. Its going be 70 degrees tomorrow and this thing is getting ridden. It feels like a completely different motorcycle. Ride report to come.

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Does it clear the front cowling at full lock?

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Well after riding the bike a little over 250 miles since the install, All I have to say is that I should'nt have put this off for as long as I did. It should have been the very first mod. The bike is now easily manueverable, super flickable and overall just an absolute joy to ride. An ultimate mega mile burner now. I'm just floored at the difference. Worth all the effort and every penny. I have now written off every other naked on the "want list". There just isnt a point in my book if you can have a liter sport bike that is this comfortable and easy to ride for such a long time. I Just dont know how it could be any better.

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post #23 of 23 Old 05-01-2011, 11:55 PM
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Bloody excellent.

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