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Old 05-28-2009, 11:47 PM
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Default clip-on users wanting a stronger/better bar. . . .

long story short, my right side bar was tweaked to breaking point when my bike was knocked over while parked on the street.

so I decided to make my own bars, with a slight mod. to the originals.

I used a 7/8" solid bar of 6061 aluminum. cut an inch longer than the stock length, mine measured 11." I then rounded the ends with a 1/2" radius, both ends.

Yes I also drilled the 1/4" deep inset hole to hold the mechanisms by the grips.

Final outcome being what I now proudly display on my bike.

Note: I added the extra inch of solid 7/8" material to act as a one piece bar end.

I have been considering making a handful of set of these for fellow clip-on users. Your cost is just about the same as the stock hallow 7/8" aluminum bars. Only these are solid equaling stronger in case your bike is layed down.

IF you or anyone may be interested please feel free to email me [email protected]

enjoy the pics.

clutch side / left side:


front brake side / right side



p.s. I am also in the process of CNC Lathing the same bar with a larger outter diameter bar with a knurl on the radiused bar end. Again ONE PIECE, SOLID
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:44 AM
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Cool thing to make for yourself. I prefer the separate bar end look, that's my only complaint. Otherwise pretty cool! How does it handle vibration? Do you feel a difference?

For your next version, I'd definitely recommend against a larger one piece outer bar end. Reason being, the simple task of swapping a grip involves disassembling the entire clip on.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:29 AM
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vibration wise; I rode this morning to work in Canoga Park from Glendale wearing my gloves and with my gloves on I couldn't feel a difference. Yet without gloves a day or so ago I do believe there was a slight change in vibration; but in all honesty nothing to really notice unless you are paying attention to it.

I know I feel my front end is stronger and handles better, but maybe that is just my mind set.

and yes a friend at MotoDC in Burbank also advised me of the same factor in going bigger diameter for the bar-end

thanks for reply.

Also yesterday picking up my bike, I saw a universal license plate / turn signal bracket, very simply design... so simple in which I am writing the program to make my own, slightly modified though. lol
 
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