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    Clipons and clearance

    Ive got really long arms so im finding the standard bars a bit high.
    Plus id like them further forwards but after just looking at my bike it would seem clearance could be an issue on the lock.
    Has anyone tried this with the headlight still fitted?
    Also i guess the heated grips could be a pain to change

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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukbmw View Post
    Ive got really long arms so im finding the standard bars a bit high.
    Plus id like them further forwards but after just looking at my bike it would seem clearance could be an issue on the lock.
    Has anyone tried this with the headlight still fitted?
    Also i guess the heated grips could be a pain to change
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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    After reading the review i think ive got some thinking to do. It seems like alot of agro and i need my steering lock to work.

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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    You won't lose your steering lock at all with clipons, especially the Renthals, I have them on mine and use the steering lock all the time, also no clearance issues at all, on road or track

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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolatier View Post
    You won't lose your steering lock at all with clipons, especially the Renthals, I have them on mine and use the steering lock all the time, also no clearance issues at all, on road or track
    Have you tried renthals with the headlight fitted? It looks like that would be the closest point

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    Clipons and clearance

    With regard to OEM bodywork, clearance issues arise when you reduce pull back, i.e. position the bars wider than stock.
    If you do this you will need to fit bump stops and modify the steering lock in order to continue using it.
    If you simply mimic a stock like placement than you’ll have no issues at all.

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    Last edited by Oli; 12th October 2018 at 09:07 PM.

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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukbmw View Post
    Have you tried renthals with the headlight fitted? It looks like that would be the closest point
    Yep, thats what I have fitted now, bike fully road legal and zero clearance issues. road or track

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    Clipons and clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Oli View Post
    With regard to OEM bodywork, clearance issues arise when you reduce pull back, i.e. position the bars wider than stock.
    If you do this you will need to fit bump stops and modify the steering lock in order to continue using it.
    If you simply mimic a stock-like placement than you’ll have no issues at all.

    - Oli
    Further to the above post and my full review of the process, the attached photos illustrate the clearance issue (that is avoided through the use of bump stops).



    Photo 1. Left hand bar.



    Photo 2. Right hand bar

    It is important to note that the way in which bars (like rearsets) are placed is largely dependent on height and skeletal structure, for example a slender framed 5 ft 8” gentleman will require a vastly different ergonomic setup than a > 6 ft large frame gentleman.

    It is essential to be aware of the desired bar placement when considering after market clip-ons so as to avoid undue headache down the line lol

    - Oli
    Last edited by Oli; 12th October 2018 at 09:40 PM.

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    Re: Clipons and clearance

    Guess you like your bars pushed forward then Oli

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