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So would you put Clip ons on this Bike? I think the whole purpose is the upright seating position... But the 2010 would look awesome with a little more aggressive stance.

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I wouldn't do clip-ons, but that's all rider preference. I'd say there is plenty of room for them, as a full lock, I'm not banging against the tank. What do you think the benefits would be, just a more preferable riding posture for you?
 

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I think it would look awesome but take away from the feel of the bike. I like the standard bars, I also like the control they provide while smoking though the twisties. Im not sure it would be the same bike with the different bars.
 

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I'm not positive on the 2010, but I can tell you from personal, frustrating experience that you can't put clipons on a 1st or 2nd gen without chopping up/off the "ears" of your headlight surround/fairing. I tried 5 different one-piece bars plus a pair of cheapo ebay clipons, and it's really hard to get anything to fit this bike. The tank is much wider in front than most/many sportbikes (ie ZX6 or ZX 10 or ZX14) so going lower puts your grips into the tank at full lock, UNLESS you go much straighter (straighter out, not sexually), in which case you're lever mounts/ clutch cable adjuster are well into the "ears" of the fairing. So then you have to straight AND low, which I finally had success with, but still had to notch out the underside of fairing to clear cable adjuster. That said, the necessarily wide low bars felt AMAZING in tight hilly twisties, maybe better than my buddy's CBRR600 (we swap sometimes) but felt HORRIBLE on the highway and in traffic. I rode it for one week and then put it all back to stock. Bottom line? This bike is good with motocross style bars like stock or wide and straight Renthals or Rizomas. If you want clipons get another bike. Sorry, I spent ALOT of money and time on this, and that's my experience.
 

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I'm not positive on the 2010, but I can tell you from personal, frustrating experience that you can't put clipons on a 1st or 2nd gen without chopping up/off the "ears" of your headlight surround/fairing. I tried 5 different one-piece bars plus a pair of cheapo ebay clipons, and it's really hard to get anything to fit this bike. The tank is much wider in front than most/many sportbikes (ie ZX6 or ZX 10 or ZX14) so going lower puts your grips into the tank at full lock, UNLESS you go much straighter (straighter out, not sexually), in which case you're lever mounts/ clutch cable adjuster are well into the "ears" of the fairing. So then you have to straight AND low, which I finally had success with, but still had to notch out the underside of fairing to clear cable adjuster. That said, the necessarily wide low bars felt AMAZING in tight hilly twisties, maybe better than my buddy's CBRR600 (we swap sometimes) but felt HORRIBLE on the highway and in traffic. I rode it for one week and then put it all back to stock. Bottom line? This bike is good with motocross style bars like stock or wide and straight Renthals or Rizomas. If you want clipons get another bike. Sorry, I spent ALOT of money and time on this, and that's my experience.

Now, if that isnt speaking from experience, I dont know what is!! Great advice man...

Personally, I would never put clip-ons on this bike, as it defeats the purpose! But to each their own!
 

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ya that is great advice!!! Great pics of your bike too!

I personally like the feel of the wider bars... Dont know what it is but it makes me feel A LOT more comfortable in the corners... maybe its more forgiving I guess.
 

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ya that is great advice!!! Great pics of your bike too!

I personally like the feel of the wider bars... Dont know what it is but it makes me feel A LOT more comfortable in the corners... maybe its more forgiving I guess.
I too like the feel of the wider bars as well - but they arent more forgiving! What Ive read from the pros that test these things is that at real deep lean angles, there is a slight wobble in the front end, and they think it is caused by rider input, since the bars are so wide, as they couldnt find another reason for it...
 

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I've heard of Renthal Lows fitting alright. Max, those bars looked SUPER uncomfortable!!
 

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I too like the feel of the wider bars as well - but they arent more forgiving! What Ive read from the pros that test these things is that at real deep lean angles, there is a slight wobble in the front end, and they think it is caused by rider input, since the bars are so wide, as they couldnt find another reason for it...
Are we talking about dragging a knee low? I guess if you have wider bars and you are hanging off the tank I could see how you might feel the urge to pull.

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