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I made them by my self. They are fully adjustible (4 ways) and mirror problem is gone. Now I don't see my elbows. Sport bike feeling is grate. On the pictures just the right side was done (left was still stock), so you can compare left and right.


 

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very cool, it may be the picture but it doesnt look like you are grabbing much fork there. I know my stock kaw clip ons bolted to the tripple and they had a larger cap bolt that held them down.

it looks like he used two axle/shaft clamps and welded them together. the one clamping the fork looks to have two tab extensions on it. the bar is just 7/8 tubing cut at a 45 and welded back together. Its a good setup but like i said make sure you have full contact on the fork or your asking for trouble. since you made these yourself you can make andother set that mounts below the tripple then moves the bar up closer to the stock position,

looks good
 

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I had to low my bike for more than 1/2" (I did 15mm-Canada use metric system). The picture was taken befor I did it. So add 5/8" more. Then I get a very good grip . I will explain how I did it later.
 

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I bought two 37mm, and two 7/8" collars (Princess Auto). The big ones I cut, so I can squeeze them. On the each side of cut I welded flat piece of steel and drilled a hole trough the flat part. On top of them I put the small ones. They have a hole with tread and an allen screw on the side. I use them to tight bars. It was too low and my brake hose was hitting dash board, so I put on each side one more 37mm collar under. Than I welded all of them together (see picture 2). The bars are 7/8” pipe and they were longer for 1” than stock bars, but I cut that 1” piece at 45 degrees angle and welded to make 90 degrees as you can see on picture 2. It made them in 4 directions adjustable. I had to low my bike as I said before. To lower your bike you need to lose 2 bolts on each side of fork. I did it to make a better grip. Forks are in the collars for 1 ¼. The bike is more agile and more responsive in turns, but because of direct connection to forks it increased fine vibration of engine you can feel in your hands between 4 and 6000rpm. I didn’t count on rear view improvement, but arm and body position is different now so I don’t se my elbows any more.
Sorry, my Engish isn't perfect. I didn' set a date on my camera, but in Canada this cannot be January :)
 

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I fixed pictures. This is how it looks all done:



Pay attention on first and second picture to see how clip-ons can make a better rear view, because handle bars are more narrow. I f you 500R still want me to sand you pictures, I can do it.
 

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Be sure to find a plug or bar end weight to put on the open bar ends. Otherwise you may end up with a huge core taken out of your skin in a wreck. Weighted bar ends will also take away some of the vibrations. Another option for removing vibrations is to fill a plastic tube with lead shot or BBs and seal the ends. Insert this into your bar and then plug the end. I just did it tonight and it helps considerably considering it didn't cost me a dime and only took 20 minutes.
 

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amcquinn86 said:
Be sure to find a plug or bar end weight to put on the open bar ends. Otherwise you may end up with a huge core taken out of your skin in a wreck. Weighted bar ends will also take away some of the vibrations. Another option for removing vibrations is to fill a plastic tube with lead shot or BBs and seal the ends. Insert this into your bar and then plug the end. I just did it tonight and it helps considerably considering it didn't cost me a dime and only took 20 minutes.
did you pack it or just leave it loose with BBs?
 

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I packed it. Here's the method I used:
1) plug one end of tube w/ wooden dowel
2) fill with lead shot until 1/4" from end
3) push wooden dowel in as far as possible
4) trim off extra dowel
5) insert in handlebars
6) test ride! :D
 
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