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post #1 of 7 Old 10-24-2007, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this Mod Idea?

Wile I was @ work today I was kicking an Idea around in my head and I would like to see what you guys think.

I was thinking about sliding the triple clamps down the forks far enough to fit a set of clip on bars above the top clamp.

I think it would look cool, but how would it effect the handling and ride of the bike? Could it even be done or would there be clearance issues?

I think it would give the bike a more aggressive feel, lowering the bikes center of gravity but would it move the balance too far forward and cause a "push" situation when cornering?

What do you guys think? Has anyone tried this before?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-24-2007, 06:48 PM
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There's a thread on here about just that mod, someone's done it and posted pics.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-24-2007, 07:26 PM
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You'd still have the bottom bar clamp. It would look kinda ugly, but you could shave it off but then there's no going back. At least not cheaply.

If I were you, I'd try some SM bars.

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There's a thread on here about just that mod, someone's done it and posted pics.
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Looks cool but screws up the handling. LDH tested and explaned the drawbacks and dangers of dropping the clamps that far.
I won't be trying that mod after all.
What are these SM bars you speak of Steve?

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Looks cool but screws up the handling. LDH tested and explaned the drawbacks and dangers of dropping the clamps that far.
I won't be trying that mod after all.
What are these SM bars you speak of Steve?
SM = Suburban Machinery

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There must be a set of bars that will accomplish the same thing as clipons. I know a guy at work that has an SV650 with bars that sit as low as clipons. I will see if he knows what they are (he bought the bike used).

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There must be a set of bars that will accomplish the same thing as clipons. I know a guy at work that has an SV650 with bars that sit as low as clipons. I will see if he knows what they are (he bought the bike used).
I am curious what he is using. The only thing I can think of is clubman handlebars: http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...andlebars.html

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