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Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anyone here had a US source for 27mm clipons for my CB125S.

Thanks in advance,

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no, just 27mm is an oddball size. Contact champ on the board here, if he doesn't know where to get them then I don't know.....
 

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no, just 27mm is an oddball size. Contact champ on the board here, if he doesn't know where to get them then I don't know.....
Geeto,

Thanks for the response.

I have come to some conclusions since posting and having exercised my right to use the “Search” button. The first is apparently clubmans suck… really bad. Generally I don’t give a flying hoot what other people think about my projects or how I build them, but since clubmans were my last option as I feel they’re generally a cop out, and it seems most on this forum feel the same way, I decided to rule them out.

So, since I ruled out cubmans I have been diligently looking for clip-ons for my bike. My work has revealed that Yamaha YSR 50’s also have 27mm forks and there are a few people who do make bars for this bike.

So these are most likely what I am getting from Team Calamari for $99.95:


I also found these that might work for someone on a budget (not terrible for $59.00), but I want to know what you guys think about them regarding safety: http://www.angelfire.com/mb/MiniMoto/YSRclipon.html

I will keep you updated on whether or not these actually work for me. Also, I found a somewhat useful resource for front end info if anyone is interested: http://p196.ezboard.com/JAP-bikes-F...ondachopperfrm16.showMessage?topicID=99.topic


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Hi everyone.

I was wondering if anyone here had a US source for 27mm clipons for my CB125S.
What do you plan to do about control cables with clip-ons? Aren't the stock ones going to be too short?

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dreamqueen,
The stock cables will actually turn out to be a little bit long as you are bringing the controls down quite a bit. Shouldn't be an issue unless your bike is one that has the high bars on it.

speed2xs,
Of the two clip-ons you show I would go for the first (more expensive) set. The reason being that the cheaper ones are welded aluminum. Alu is very stiff and transfers a lot of vibration. First it will be uncomfortable and second I would worry about the weld itself. Alu tends to crack at the weld, no good.

The best option is to e-mail CHAMP, look him up in the members list. He has welded steel clip-ons in most sizes. Cheap and well made.

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get clubmans just to needle geets. especially since it's a honda.
btw, had some clip ons like those calimary deals slide out of its hole (not my bike/not me mechanic) so i'd be leary of them unless a fail-safe program gets implimented (like a flare at the end closest to the head tube...). if clubmans fit, accomodate the controls, and satisfy your aesthitic, use em. they've been super on a couple of my street bikes.
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Of the two clip-ons you show I would go for the first (more expensive) set. The reason being that the cheaper ones are welded aluminum. Alu is very stiff and transfers a lot of vibration. First it will be uncomfortable and second I would worry about the weld itself. Alu tends to crack at the weld, no good.
Yeah, theres that plus I don't trust the single pinch screw that holds the bars on the tube.

quote:The best option is to e-mail CHAMP, look him up in the members list. He has welded steel clip-ons in most sizes. Cheap and well made.
I'll give him a holler soon. I would love a less expensive option really. This, along with every other project I have, is on the budget.

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team calamari is straight up. they don't sell junk. if it is on their website for sale, then it is good quality stuff. 100bucks for clipons isn't a bad price. my 2cents.

texy
This is encouraging to hear. Thanks for the input.



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quote:btw, had some clip ons like those calimary deals slide out of its hole (not my bike/not me mechanic) so i'd be leary of them unless a fail-safe program gets implimented (like a flare at the end closest to the head tube...).
I have a 2-peice like this on my SV, and have had them since '02, never a problem, and ive been down twice with them (stupid mistakes of course). I think if a person properly torques the screws down and uses a chemical like Loc-tite the bars should stay secure.

quote:if clubmans fit, accomodate the controls, and satisfy your aesthitic, use em. -parks
I hear that, and they're cheap... I'm just stubborn.<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>


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Well guys.. turns out the 2-peice bars are made for the portion of the ysr fork that is only 25mm in dia. i was told people had purchased these bars and bored them out to 27mm, but it looks to me like there isnt enough material for this. What are your opinions.

One thing is for sure, these arent the bolt on answer for my 125 I was hoping for. I'll keep looking.


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dreamqueen,
The stock cables will actually turn out to be a little bit long as you are bringing the controls down quite a bit. Shouldn't be an issue unless your bike is one that has the high bars on it.
that's what I meant; stock cables would be too LONG. They are almost too long on my CB200 with the flat bars and are definitely too long on the other one with clubmans on it. I haven't adressed the cable issue yet; other stuff takes priority. Guess I will be having some made...?

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The stock cables will actually turn out to be a little bit long as you are bringing the controls down quite a bit. Shouldn't be an issue unless your bike is one that has the high bars on it.
that's what I meant; stock cables would be too LONG. They are almost too long on my CB200 with the flat bars and are definitely too long on the other one with clubmans on it. I haven't adressed the cable issue yet; other stuff takes priority. Guess I will be having some made...?

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Shortening your cables is a relatively simple process that most shops would do for a reasonable fee.


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Let me know what you end up with for the clip ons- I'm going to need a set that size as well.
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Let me know what you end up with for the clip ons- I'm going to need a set that size as well.
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I will be happy to. I will find something, mostly because Im stubborn as hell.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Heres an update!

Jim Hinshaw, from Fast from the Past, Inc has Tarozzi Clip Ons available in the following sizes:


Contact him here: [email protected]

Please save me a set of the low-rise 27's guys <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Heres an update!

Jim Hinshaw, from Fast from the Past, Inc has Tarozzi Clip Ons available in the following sizes:


Contact him here: [email protected]

Please save me a set of the low-rise 27's guys <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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