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Aftermarket Clip-ons?

Okay guys, looking for some help/advice. I got some Woodcraft 1.5 in rise clip-ons for my 05 SP2. I've had reconstructive surgery on my wrists from a crash in the past, and the stock bars were just too aggressive.
I knew it would be an issue w/the stock brake/clutch reservoirs rubbing/hitting the fairing when turning the handlebars. So, my question to all of you out there that have done this mod.....what were some of the things you did for the clearance?
is there a low profile aftermarket reservoirs out there I can buy that will clear? I've also read where some people have even had to carve out portions of the fairing w/a dremel? I'd appreciate any help you guys can give.
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I tried Driven risers...I think with a half or three quarter inch rise. Brembo masters and reservoirs and still had clearance issues. The throttle cables were too short and issues with clutch and brake lines.

So I went to an adjustable angle clipon (Apex) and slightly longer brake lines and no issues with interference.

You can try but I think you will be pulling out your hair as I did to try to make those work.

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I tried Driven risers...I think with a half or three quarter inch rise. Brembo masters and reservoirs and still had clearance issues. The throttle cables were too short and issues with clutch and brake lines.

So I went to an adjustable angle clipon (Apex) and slightly longer brake lines and no issues with interference.

You can try but I think you will be pulling out your hair as I did to try to make those work.

Good luck...

Can you post a picture of what it looks like on yours?

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Can you post a picture of what it looks like on yours?
Pics of the Driven risers sorry I don't have any. I do have pics of the Apex bars but as of right now the nose is off.

But honestly an adjustable angle clipon like Apex, Kyle Racing, Cycle Cat and Harris Performance there's more I just can't think of the other brands right now is the only way to go.

The Apex bar I think are the least expensive but only give you 5 positions...9, 4.5, 0, -4.5 and -9

I'm running mine at 0 and that is where my wrists are very happy.




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I have the same clip ons as Nobody.
If you dig through my build thread I have pictures posted.

I'm also using the 0* position. My wrists are in a much more natural position over the OEM bars.

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I have the same clip ons as Nobody.
I'm also using the 0* position. My wrists are in a much more natural position over the OEM bars.

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I concur. Apex bars set at 0 with Spiegler brake lines 1.5" longer. No issues with cables or clearances.

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Arrghh.....please read the topic description before posting. Moved to "Motorcycle Modifications".
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Got Apex on mine, very happy with them

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