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anybody lower their clip-ons? i think maybe von did but didnt like it...the 10 is totally comfortable to me but i've been thinkin about this for a while(less wheelie prone out of corners is the desired result, more weight up front) , lowering maybe a half or 3/4 inch. looks like there wouldnt be clearance issues(i think), BUT, can i really trust this one clip-on bolt to keep it all together, since the ones on the bottomside that keep them attatched to the triple tree will be deleted???
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All the one on top does is center the clip on and make sure that they are not off to one side or the other. You could make a spacer to put in the place of the gap and then use a longer bolt on the bottom one and still accomplish what you are trying to do...
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I rotated mine outward 1/8" but not lower.

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I rotated mine outward 1/8" but not lower.

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I rotated mines outward about a good, 1/2" or more
and I lowered the clipons about one inch, and lowered the front about 16mm .

this is a lovely position. it is more racey now, but still feels good.
after I crashed i added woodcraft clipons and they feel good and had long poles so i only cut about one inch off the poles.

its nice... the front end stay down way more now....now 185mph don't feel so scary!

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anybody lower their clip-ons? i think maybe von did but didnt like it...the 10 is totally comfortable to me but i've been thinkin about this for a while(less wheelie prone out of corners is the desired result, more weight up front) , lowering maybe a half or 3/4 inch. looks like there wouldnt be clearance issues(i think), BUT, can i really trust this one clip-on bolt to keep it all together, since the ones on the bottomside that keep them attatched to the triple tree will be deleted???
Do you really expect to better control wheelies by lowering the clip-ons 3/4 inch? No matter where your clip-ons are, your weight should be supported by your torso, not your hands and the clip-ons. Basically if you're using proper riding technique all you'd be doing would be leaning down a bit more and probably lowering the center of gravity more than you'd be moving it forward. I'm not sure what effect that would have on wheelie control.

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Oh, and moved to performance & tech... Should be a good discussion.

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Do you really expect to better control wheelies by lowering the clip-ons 3/4 inch? No matter where your clip-ons are, your weight should be supported by your torso, not your hands and the clip-ons. Basically if you're using proper riding technique all you'd be doing would be leaning down a bit more and probably lowering the center of gravity more than you'd be moving it forward. I'm not sure what effect that would have on wheelie control.
good pt El D!...

no, i dont... not on this bike... and unwanted wheelies arent a big problem... i think i was just thinking about one or two wheelies out of corners when i wrote this in the first place...

basically, until i get to buying more hardware i'm gonna adjust, adjust, adjust...i remembered von lowering his and i was wondering how he liked it, then BD and he mentioned they moved them forward a bit as well...this may not be for me, i'm 5'9", but this bike is not uncomfortable at all to me so i was thinking i could get a bit of auto-tuck going by dropping them a bit...something along those lines...

i dont think its a long reach to the bars( at my height how could it be) so this was just another thought, but i'm gonna try it tonight i think...

in a couple months, after i change tires and get it close for what i think is good, i'm gonna take it to a pro for proper set-up...i come from the school of fiddling with stuff to see how it works and this falls into that category...thanks guys...
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I rotated mines outward about a good, 1/2" or more
and I lowered the clipons about one inch, and lowered the front about 16mm .

this is a lovely position. it is more racey now, but still feels good.
after I crashed i added woodcraft clipons and they feel good and had long poles so i only cut about one inch off the poles.

its nice... the front end stay down way more now....now 185mph don't feel so scary!
I've never seen anyone type like they talk before. LOL :)
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I've never seen anyone type like they talk before. LOL :)
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