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I've done that as well, waaay more comfortable with the additional rise. :ayyy:
 

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Not trying to be stupid, but what did you do. oem configuration is perfect for me so also want to know what is stressed to even want a change.
 

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I am wondering the same, I can't spot the difference right away in comparing the pics.
He flipped the clip ons, right on left/left on right. Raises the bars slightly to improve the riding position for street riding. You will notice the hole on the left handlebar clip on mount, that is for the bolt to lock the clip on to the triple tree when they were mounted factory.
 

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Not trying to be stupid, but what did you do. oem configuration is perfect for me so also want to know what is stressed to even want a change.
Old joints typically. It's pushes your body upright slightly by flipping the clip on's.
 

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Not trying to be stupid, but what did you do. oem configuration is perfect for me so also want to know what is stressed to even want a change.
I understood what the OP did but wonder about the locating holes for switchgear, throttle, etcetera. Are they in the same place? Or redrill?

Bar position perfect for me but I see how some would like a little more room. Tried the Helibars on GSX-R 750, hated them and went back to stock clip-ons.
 

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I understood what the OP did but wonder about the locating holes for switchgear, throttle, etcetera. Are they in the same place? Or redrill?

Bar position perfect for me but I see how some would like a little more room. Tried the Helibars on GSX-R 750, hated them and went back to stock clip-ons.
I re-drilled. The problem I had was the bars hitting the upper fairing after the switch. I had to lower the clip ons down the fork tube a bit to keep it from hitting which negated the flip somewhat. Didnt like that the collar wasnt touching the triple clamp either so I added a spacer. But overall it felt better than the stock position even after all of that.
 

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I re-drilled. The problem I had was the bars hitting the upper fairing after the switch. I had to lower the clip ons down the fork tube a bit to keep it from hitting which negated the flip somewhat. Didnt like that the collar wasnt touching the triple clamp either so I added a spacer. But overall it felt better than the stock position even after all of that.
Even a few millimeters makes a difference. Long as it's all secure.

I did a handlebar swap on my CB1100, had to drill new holes for everything but I know it'll stay where it's supposed to.

Fitting the bike to you is important.
 

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This pic shows the near level final position of the bars a bit better

nothing snags and everything works as before

The backward angle of the bars is exactly the same and easily lined up by using a long bolt thro the locating hole and removing after.

bars are secure and no different to helibar or other after market fixing

the stock position of the gen4 bars isnt too bad and better than previous gens, but this is more comfortable again for everyday riding

If I was 21 I wouldn't bother :lol:
 

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