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Old 12-14-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

can you drill the sv650s top clamp and mount bar risers to it, or is it too flimsy to support the bar risers and handlebars etc?

Anyone attempted this? Pics? I'm thinking of getting some dirtbike bars, or something similar, for a little more rise and width. Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

I'm about to drill the top clamp on my TL front end thats cast pretty much the same as the SV on the back side.

Some people here would have you beleive the bars will simply rip off in your hands during normal use but stunters do it all the time and really thrash the crap out of their bikes with no problems.

I'd just reccomend cutting some washers or peices of some 1/4 thick aluminium or steel for the back side to spread the load across the back side of the triples and tighten the snot out of the bolts just in case you do go down it won't rip the bolts out of the triple.

DougZ put bars on one and he just used a stack of really heavy washers that were cut to fit down into the recesses on the back side.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

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I'm about to drill the top clamp on my TL front end thats cast pretty much the same as the SV on the back side.

Some people here would have you beleive the bars will simply rip off in your hands during normal use but stunters do it all the time and really thrash the crap out of their bikes with no problems.

I'd just reccomend cutting some washers or peices of some 1/4 thick aluminium or steel for the back side to spread the load across the back side of the triples and tighten the snot out of the bolts just in case you do go down it won't rip the bolts out of the triple.

DougZ put bars on one and he just used a stack of really heavy washers that were cut to fit down into the recesses on the back side.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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I was expecting to be the only one to say go for it lol.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

thanks guys. I'm still on the fence about using bars or not, but I appreciate the input.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #6
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

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Old 12-14-2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

i honestly can't see why that wouldn't work. just like RR said 1/4 aluminum and cut it to spred out the load. aluminum is so easy to work with this project doesnt seem to be that hard
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

Did exactly that.
See my photos of completed bike in Gallery/Members Galleries/ 'search' MoDaddy

Used Moose Racing alloy bar clamps with steel MX bars, bar-end mirrors.
I followed the instructions found in other threads here about changing from clipons to upright bars. Very very helpful information.

I replaced all of the cables with longer ones and I highly recommend doing that! Stock SVn throttle and clutch cables with Galfer SS lines.

You may also notice that I raised the fairing up about three inches and back one inch. That and the touring fairing was very helpful on the freeway.

The handlebar changeover took about four hours once I had everything I needed.

Aircraft locknuts should be used on the mounting bolts. Watch out for clearance issues with the ignition switch housing.

Recommend doing it while sober.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #9
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Did exactly that.
See my photos of completed bike in Gallery/Members Galleries/ 'search' MoDaddy

Used Moose Racing alloy bar clamps with steel MX bars, bar-end mirrors.
I followed the instructions found in other threads here about changing from clipons to upright bars. Very very helpful information.

I replaced all of the cables with longer ones and I highly recommend doing that! Stock SVn throttle and clutch cables with Galfer SS lines.

You may also notice that I raised the fairing up about three inches and back one inch. That and the touring fairing was very helpful on the freeway.

The handlebar changeover took about four hours once I had everything I needed.

Aircraft locknuts should be used on the mounting bolts. Watch out for clearance issues with the ignition switch housing.

Recommend doing it while sober.


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Old 12-15-2009, 08:14 AM   #10
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Re: anyone put handlebars on the sv650s top clamp?

thanks again for the input! Dunno if you guys noticed my signature link or not, but this isn't going on an sv exactly...it's going on this (which just happens to have an sv650s front end, wheels, etc):

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