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Old 11-19-2002, 04:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Yamaha R1 Helibars

For street riding they are a very worthwhile addition. I have had them on my ZX11 and now on my ZX12R and I am satisfied with the improvement. If you decide to go to the track you can always switch back to your stock bars if you want to. It only take about 15 minutes. Get them.
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Old 11-19-2002, 05:54 PM   #12
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Hey! not all instructors

Gripping the tank was advised during the cone weaving test, to stabilize the bike

My instructor rode the 250 nighthawk during the course and rode his ducati monster home.
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Old 11-19-2002, 06:38 PM   #13
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Why not go to www.twobros.com for their risers? Measure how much room you have between your existing clip ons and hard parts and get the appropriate riser height.



Or, Gilles makes a slick set that are more adjustable than the 2Bros.



Heli who?
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Old 11-19-2002, 07:14 PM   #14
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Mine rode a Bimmer. That's about as far from HD as you can get.



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Old 11-19-2002, 08:00 PM   #15
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Default Gilles parts

Anyone have a good site to purchace Gilles stuff in America? I really want a pair of rearsets for my FZ-1. If the foot pegs wee just an inch or two back more I would be more comfy...



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Old 11-19-2002, 09:20 PM   #16
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Default Re: Yamaha R1 Helibars

I installed a set of Heli Bars on my 929 because the stock bars were way too uncomfortable. The Heli Bars are not only more comfortable, the bike handles better because of the increased leverage they have over the stock bars. The finish on the Heli Bars is a powdercoated gloss black and improves the looks of the bike.



A friend of mine bought a new R1 this year and installed a set of Heli Bars for the same reason I did on my 929 and is 100% satisfied like I am with the improvement in comfort and handling.











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Old 11-20-2002, 03:26 AM   #17
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Of the over two dozen instructors we have, about sixty percent ride sport bikes. The HD riders I try to recruit to teach (coach) don't have the time, because they are too busy riding. Kinda ironic, eh.
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Old 11-20-2002, 04:24 AM   #18
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Buy an FZ1...on the street or track you can ride the thing to the hilt and it's comfy too. Kick ass motor when a bit detuned.
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Old 11-20-2002, 04:33 AM   #19
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Default bimmer/beemer

Amen to your comment. However, FWIW, the cars are bimmers, and the bikes are beemers.

Silly, but true regardless.



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Old 11-20-2002, 05:33 AM   #20
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Default Re: Yamaha R1 Helibars

Heli-Bars were installed on my 2000 CBR-929. For the 929 they are 2 inches wider, 1.25 inches taller, and 1.5 inches further back than the stock bars. It took us 1 hour 20 minutes to install them. They helped make the bike more comfortable, but are not a drastic change in riding position. They were a worthwhile change for the 929.



I now have a 2002 CBR-954, in stock form it's as comfortable as the 929 was with Heli-Bars. There's no plan (or need) to add Heli-Bars to this bike.



If you're marginally uncomfortable on the R-1, Heli-Bars will help. If you're extremely uncomfortable on the R-1, get a different bike.
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