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If anyone is considering changing to higher clip ons you might want to look at these: www.discovolantemoto.co.uk or www.fastfromthepast.com
I had looked at Helibars and Convertibars etc. but these are well over priced.
I have fitted a set of the Tarozzi high rise (70mm) bars for a third of the cost of these other bars and they are sweet. All cables etc. remain as existing....the only thing I had to do was to remove the brake hose clip mounted at the lower fork clamp (to free up the hose) and zip tie it loosely to the fork. I also made a little bracket for the brake reservoir to be bolted to the new clip on. The new comfortable riding position is amazing with the downside being you get a lot more wind in the face but this is only noticable over 90mph.
 

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All cables and lines have remained. You will notice however that I had to keep the bars fairly straight (no downward angle) and the bars have been pushed thru their holders about 20mm. I did have to spend a bit of time trying different variations to ensure I could get full lock without too much tension on the throttle cables. The other option is to slide the brackets down the fork leg which should free up some more cable if required and the bar angle can be adjusted to suit your own riding style. Please note....I am by no means a mechanic (in fact the thought of doing this changeover terrified me) but if I can do it ...... anyone can! Hope this helps.
 

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You can see from the photos that the Tarozzi bars do end up set back a bit further than the original bars which definately adds to a more upright riding position. There are a number of different ways (Tarozzi say 4no.) these bars can be mounted but I found this way best suited the bike....you may well find a better option. I would be interested in seeing photos if someone else decides to try them. I did spend a hell of a long time searching for these bars. I had tried to buy a set of WRP bars from MandP (£120) but there was a 30+ day wait on delivery as they had none in stock. I also tried to buy a couple of sets of Helibars on Ebay but they ended up going for funny money. I just think these bars are good value for the money.
 

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You will have no problems with missing the tank but levers may need adjusted downward to miss fairing. if you dont like levers angled simply drop the bars 10mm below top yoke and this will allow levers to stay almost in original position. The beauty about these bars is they allow you to make adjustments in all planes so that you get a position that best suits you.
 

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I ordered bar ends at the same time from the supplier.....he recommended the 300grammes to counter any vibration....I chose a set which are almost same as stock ...only in chrome which I think look class....but I suppose any type will do according to personal taste.
 

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I too drilled bars to suit controls. Have experienced no problems with bars moving. Regarding cables is it possible that there is a difference on a K3 and K4. I have seen some K3 bars on ebay which definately looked lower than my stock bars....I didnt have to reroute any cables. Would it help if you slide the bars down the forks...say 10mm? Setting the bars did take a while but i found the best way was to position the forks in full lock then position bars/levers against the fairing (also considering the angle of the levers). I have to say I am still very pleased with the Tarozzi bars for the money.
 

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I think people need to see Tarozzi bars as a cheaper alternative to Helibars. Tarozzi bars can easily at minimum be set at the same position as the Heli's or can be raised higher depending on the cable length available (it would seem that the total 70mm rise may not always be possible...so try 60mm). The costs will be the price of the bars + bar ends of your own choice.....the rest is your time. Before going for the change over remember: 1. You will need to drill the new bars for the controls. 2. You will need to do some mod for mounting the resevoir. 3. You will need to remove the brake hose clip mounted under the lower fork brace. You should not have to replace or reroute throttle cables (my advice is to mount the new bars to suit your cables....it will still be an improvement). It will also save you aprox £100! Now go for it .... it is definately worth the effort!
 
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