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Clip-ons for the Griso.

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by FreshEgg, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. FreshEgg

    FreshEgg Just got it firing!

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    Hello All:

    I was just at the "Backfire" event tonight in Seattle and saw a Griso fitted with hi-rise clip-ons pass by. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to speak to the owner. Was wondering if anyone in this forum can direct me to a supplier. Also any experience with clearance issues, etc would be much appreciated.

    I find the width of the stock bars fatiguing (and a little silly) and find the ergonomics of my LeMans V much more comfortable in comparison.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    These are Woodcraft 3" rise bars shipped to me from the USA, the reservoirs foul on the tube clamps so I had to grind a bit off and repaint the clamps, I have since gone back to the stock bars because I suddenly realised I am 55 years old and need the comfort, you need to order 53mm fork clamps, also the Woodcraft fork clamps are is two pieces so you don't need to dismantle the forks.
     

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  3. kmac33

    kmac33 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    If you don't want to get quite as "aggressive" as a set of high rise clip ons, it is very easy to replace the stock bars with an aftermarket bar that is narrower and has less rise. I had thought about going with the Woodcraft clip-ons after reading Steve's thread and one other that did the same, but decided that would be a bit too aggressive - and likely uncomfortable - riding position for the Griso.
    I went the route of a few others here and changed over to the Rizoma Conical bar. This bar is extremely high quality, reasonably priced and gives me close to the perfect riding position. These bars are about 2 inches narrower than the stock bar.
    motovationusa.com/mvstore/sc ... roduct=562
    You can get the Conical bar in 3 different "heights", so you can tailor the amount of rise you want.
     
  4. FreshEgg

    FreshEgg Just got it firing!

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    Great info! Thanks very much.
     
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    Avon Flyer II Just got it firing!

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    Hi, sorry to revisit an old thread, but I've just bought a 2006 Griso and I'm considering the Woodcraft clip ons or similar, but would like to go lower than the 3" rise that Steve S has here, if possible. Does anyone have any idea what are the lowest clip ons I could get away with using, before the bars/controls risk fouling the tank at full lock? Thanks
     
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    MarkyMark Just got it firing!

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    Hi Steve, did you ever end up putting a clipon’s? If so how high was the riser? Any pictures?

    Has anyone else done this?
     
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    Trout GT Reference

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    DanMoto clip ons without using the riser. Fully adjustable. Does not hit tank. 20190629_081837.jpg 20190629_081849.jpg 20190629_081751.jpg 20190629_081800.jpg 20190629_081813.jpg
     
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    You can run no-rise clip ons. You have two choices, above the top triple clamp or below the top triple clamp. For mounting above the top triple clamp you need to make sure you have enough fork tube extending above the top triple clamp. It also may help to use a clip on with a lower profile.
    If you mount them below the top triple clamp and they have no rise you may find the bars or your hands hit at full lock. You can either reduce the amount the steering can turn to reduce full lock, adjust the bars by further rotating forwards, or live with it. I would not live with it.
     
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    MarkyMark Just got it firing!

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    Hi Trout and GuzziMoto, thanks for the info and the pictures Trout.

    A couple of questions:
    1) dropping the triple clamp to run the clipons up top - what does it do to the handling of the bike? (I think having them below with no riser would be way too aggressive a ride for me)

    2) how is the ride / comfort of the bike with the clipons setup like you have them Trout? Are you super raked over the bike?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Stock the fork tubes should be sticking out above the top triple clamp a fair bit. There are lines on the top of the fork tubes to gauge how much they are sticking out. It was supposed to be delivered with the tubes sticking partway out, from there you can go up or down. Having more tube sticking up above the triple clamp will speed up steering. But if you back off preload to the rear the same amount it will not change steering. Steering is a balance between front and back. If you lower the front (as in making the fork tubes stick out above the top triple clamp more) and lower the rear the same amount, balance is maintained. If you lower the front and don't change the rear the steering will speed up. If you lower the front and raise the rear steering will really speed up.
    Clip-ons with a little rise to them are common and easy to do. They allow the clip-ons to attach under the top triple clamp and still maintain a reasonable reach to the bars. But clip-ons without a ride look cool in my opinion. I would rather have clip-ons without a rise attached above the top triple clamp (because I am old and can't do the below the top triple thing any more).
    That said, my Daytona based Cafe bike has flat bars (with a handle bar conversion to go with it). But the forks are too short and don't stick up above the top triple clamp (GSXR front forks).
     

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