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    clip on's or high bars?

    Hi, I am new to Aprilia owership but not to clip on's, my two bikes that are road worthy are a 400 Katana and now an RSV1000R, but now find it may be better to sit up a bit more. My question is which way should I go to improve my riding position, riser clip on's or top yoke converion? I have seen a few done on the web but no has said the pros and cons of them. I would think the clip on's would need less mods to fairing. Lastly, best place to buy them.

    Tony

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    Tony - I'm sure you're going to get some good advice from this forum. I installed the Woodcraft bars and they did the trick. Originally we tried to use the Driven product and it didn't really work. The Woodcrafts did not require any modifications and I'm really happy with them. I also have a Tuono - those handlebars are mounted on the yoke and they are much higher than what you could ever achieve with clipons.

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    I too have been looking at bar risers, that will keep the clip-ons.
    I really don't like normal handlebars like the Tuono uses.
    So I too would be interested in any info.
    About an inch higher would do nicely.

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    I used the Woodcraft 51mm Riser Clipon (med 1-1/2" rise). The part number on the box is 12-2551. You can find them if you do a web search. There are also a number of forum threads that will come up so you can do some more research.

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    Did you have to modify anything for the Woodcraft risers?
    Longer hoses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bol D'or View Post
    Did you have to modify anything for the Woodcraft risers?
    Longer hoses?
    No modifications. Woodcraft included new mount brackets for the reservoirs. It's now a tight fit between the brake reservoir and the windscreen but it works. The reservoirs are not completely horizontal now. I had to angle them a bit so they would not interfere with the shield. If you want them to be perfectly upright you will have to get longer hoses and do so customization of the mounts

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    I recently installed the Apex bar risers on my bike. I did have to install longer brake hoses to make it work. I rerouted the throttle cables behind the ignition but I have Tuono throttle cables that I'll probably fit on. Basically, it lifted the bars about one inch up and one inch closer to me. I could easily get a lot more out of the bar but I had to keep it around this area or I would have had to modify the front fairing.

    I had a shop make me those custom reservoir brackets because I have no cutting tools.






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    Hi SJTrance, these look good and like having not to cut the fairing. Did you put any spacers between the fairing and mirror brackets? I think it gives you a bit more room and how much longer are your brake and cluch lines?
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonykat View Post
    Hi SJTrance, these look good and like having not to cut the fairing. Did you put any spacers between the fairing and mirror brackets? I think it gives you a bit more room and how much longer are your brake and cluch lines?
    Tony
    I didn't put down any spacers because I couldn't source any. I know of a guy who fabricated them himself but I don't have the expertise to do that myself. Do you know of any that are in production? I've even thought to get an aftermarket fairing and to cut that one up. But I really want to preserve the look of the bike. Another thing to point out is that that the bike still handles great. I wonder if raising it too much will alter the feel.

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