Do not let comments stop you from modifying your bike. I have club man bars on my Honda CB750F ( you can see it in my homepage) and those are fine. See it for yourself. I bought a few mos ago clip on bars that I will install soon, because clip on bars are preferable to club man bars, but club man bars do the job fine. Someone said clubman bars are gay, I do not see any gay nothing at all, club man bars are an easier solution to the desired finish, because club man bars are easily installed, clip on bars are a little more demanding, requiring to take off the top fork clamp ( no respectable cafe racer would have clip ons installed on top of the triple clamp) and some guys are just lazy or not that inclined to do that work.
A buddy of mone made an idiot light plate for the top clamp on his bike using LEDs for radio shack and some square aluminum plate. You'd never know the bar clamps were there (espically since he ran mini gauges).quote:
i prefer having the bosses for the bars taken up with something.
I do not agree with your statements, but we can agree to disagree without falling in wonted retorting.quote:
Clubman bars are not an easier solution to anything - furthermore they are the new hipster fashon accessory, which makes them gay. When you own a bike as large as a railroad switch engine, such as the DOHC cb750f clubmans are easy to install, but when you have a smaller bike like a SOHC honda where the brake M/C and lines are jammed up against the gauge housing then it is a down right pain in the arse. It is even more complicated when you have internal wiring to deal with. Plus the bikes are so wide that it is very hard to have them not hit the tank. On a SOHC cb750 it is more work to install clubmans than clipons, and rarely do you have a good angle for your wrists.
As for the clipons on top of the clamp:
1) that is how 100% of the factory race replicas come out. Go to your new bike dealer and look at a cbr, gsxr, or zx1000r and you'll see what I mean.
2) when setting up old bike suspensions for handeling, usually you rake them forward. This is usually accomplished by 1" taller shocks in the rear, and sliding the forks through the trees by an inch. since they are sticking up anyway you might as well cover them up with the clip ons. cb750s, kawasaki h1's, kz's, GS's all benefit from this setup.
3) Unlike the DOHC cb750F, most old bikes have headlight ears around the forks so running the clipons underneath means you need to find another way to hang you headlight.
4) it shortens your reach and makes it easier to lean over the bike.
Telefix are a fucking fortune. Unfortunatly for the DOHC cb750, they seem to be the only ones that work with that bike because the thing is such a pig (heavy front end) with weird egronomics. All clip on bars are adjustable as to the pull back and height as long as you are willing to move them up and down the fork, the only real adjustability is in the angle of the bar.