Oh,ya when you install the bars use a hot nail to melt the nubs except for the throttle that one you'll want to locate and drill a shallow hole in the R.H. bar also 1-5/8 inch socket is .013 over but I wrapped foil tape around the nut and torqued it to 103 ft/lbs....These are toatally adjustable sweetass bars but you will need counterweights the threaded end is one size bigger than stock also before you tighten everything down check your fairing clearence TWICE ! these do scratch easily take your time.Personally I wish I coud weld on some MX bars now that would be comfort !!!
If you want to have a kick ass bike like the RC but also want comfort check out this site... http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/sbk.cfm
You won't find more comfort than this.
Don't bother with Heli-Bars. They barely make a difference. The problem is the fuel tank and the fairing. You either go low with the bars or you go high, over the tank. The problem with the Spiegler kit is that you have to trim the fairing and you have those big mirrors to deal with. So get the bars, get a seat, custom lower the pegs and you'll have the fastest, coolest sounding, most comfortable street racer in your area.
The ultimate option would be to develop custom clip-ons which will raise or lower within minutes. I don't know why the factories haven't come up with this option already.
I hear ya on the wrists but so far mine have been ok I've done a 175mi ride and it was only my a** that really hurt so I tossed the stock seat in favor of a sargent. I actually tossed around the idea of getting bars but the helis seem to have issues with the tank and I don't think they'll make that much difference. When it starts to get annoying I just twist the throttle and forget all about them.
who is dan kyle? and what bars does he have? i seen the helis and i like them. but the cycle cat facility is 5 minutes from my house. so i can get the cycle cats tomorow, or go with the helis which are 1/2 inch higher than the cycle cats?
Re: which clip ons or bars to get? just bought bike very uncomfotabl ... (TDS-RC51)
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If you want comfort why are you going "UP and Back" which is even more of a jockey position?
Normally this position is setup for track for more clearance. You want comfort, then get a Corbin saddle, raise the bar with aforementioned after market bar raiser and...ahhhh! never mind!...
...The thought of “All Around Comfort” while riding your RC51 is a SIN! Gau-dam-et!!!
Re: which clip ons or bars to get? just bought bike very uncomfotabl ... (aces anugal)
How my butt feels doesn't have anything to do with my steering input, and besides don't safe cracker's file down their fingertips, that's all the rc51 stock seat is doing. You know, so you can "feel the road better". Make no mistake, i am loyal.
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