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post #21 of 78 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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How are the new clip ons, comfort wise? I commute 100 miles a day and need some level of comfort, but the stock bars on my R seem a bit high and cramped to me.
Yesterday I took a two hour ride from work around the city. Spent 45 minutes in stop and go highway traffic and the rest was just cruising in town. I didn't notice a lot more arm fatigue but proper riding posture (arms bent, back straight, etc.) is very important or you will wear out quickly. I have noticed that after an hour or so my neck will start to hurt though.

If you scoot all the way forward on the seat it puts you in a similiar riding position to sitting all the way back with the stock clip ons.

Also, these clip ons are about the lowest you could go as they have no rise and tilt down at a 7 degree angle.


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Appreciate the feedback, I may need to pick up a set of these
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Just installed a seat cowl and gave the bike a good wash.




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A slightly better pic. I changed the rear stripes to something a bit more similar to the panigale r.
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Here's a couple quick pics of my new clip-ons.




I'll have better pictures of these and some mirror blanking plates I made tomorrow.
Cool! Thanks for sharing. Who makes your clipons?

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The brand is Vortex. They are available on eBay and are pretty good quality.
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post #27 of 78 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 04:33 AM
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Hey tcory, nice ride!

How did you find the seat cowl? I've heard a lot about it scratching the paint.

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It definitely scratches the paint but the corners can be filed down easily with a hand file
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How did the Pastidipp work out have you had any issues with scratching or blistering, I have the 500f all black and the heat shield and peg brackets are driving me nuts want to black them out, was there much prep involved or did you get it done professionally

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The plasti dip looks great and is a close match for the factory plastics, but it started to peel quickly. I removed all the plasti dip, sanded all the pieces (rear sets, passenger peg brackets, and heat shield) with 400 grit sandpaper. I painted the passenger peg brackets and rear sets with Rustoleum Professional primer and then 3 coats of Rustoleum Pro flat black. I gave the heat shield 3 coats of Rustoleum flat black engine enamel. Since painting I've put on about 1500 miles in rain, light snow, road salt and dirt roads with absolutely no peeling or chipping, but I have a few scuff marks on the right rear set. The whole painting process (removal, sanding, primer, paint, dry times, reinstallation) takes about 3 hours with about 1-1.5 hours of actual work time.
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