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clip=ons or not ???????? pro's & con's

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try them out. i've had good and bad experiences. It really depends on the bike and the angle of the clip ons. On my BMW i swapped from stock to Driven clip ons. I liked stock way better. My triumph i like Stock as well. On my RC i had Helibars which was comfortable but i wanted something a bit more aggresive while staying comfortable, so i bought 5 degree Sansei Clip ons. It depends on how and where you use the bike as well.

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yeah, lining them up is a pain. I know there are ways to do it, i've always just used string or sat on the bike and marked points off. I'm not the best at it though.

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I used a plumb bob to get the vertical...front to back I used a reference point and a ruler.



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need the mm size for the stem nut the book has 39mm-41mm anyone can tell me the right size , i have a 2003 SP-2 ,,, need to take off the triple tree
41mm for the SP2.
The SP1 stem was smaller diameter.
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Just remember that you have to retorque that nut to something crazy like 120 ft-lbs.

Oh, and this is a perfect time to check the torque on your steering stem.

Oh, and clip ons are nice on this bike. Depending on the brand, most will actually raise up the mounting position of the bars by about an inch.




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