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Okay, bike is a 05 SV650 I have the handle bars on it, I want to put clips on I have searched the site but to no avail have I found a useful thread so in laymen terms tell me what is the best clip on bars I can put on that I will not have to adjust much. changing the upper clamp is something is something I don't want to have to do so if that is the case should I just go with, Suburban Machinery Type 1 bars.

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I ended up buying the woodcraft clip-ons. As far as mounting goes you will have to remove the top triple and cut or find after market turn signal brackets.

I went ahead and cut mine and welded them, but if you dont have the right tools or just dont feel like messing with that stuff the SM-1 bars would be a good choice.
 

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The top triple doesn't have to be removed for Woodcraft clipons, but the headlight bracket will be a pita if you don't cut it. You just need to drop the forks thru the triples to do all this.
 

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if you don't want todo much go with the bars, otherwise any other option leaves you mucking with something. (though the look I find better with clipons over the clip on looking bars).

If you don't want bars and don't mind mucking where are a ton of different routes you could take. Need more information on what you are looking for.
 

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I used LSL Offset match riser clipons for mine. It puts the bars just above the triple. There is the option to mount the woodcrafts above the triple by either dropping the forks through a bunch or putting f3 forks into the SV fork legs. i believe the f3 forks are ~1" longer.
 

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Dropping the forks that far would seriously mess with the geometry. F3 forks would be crazy expensive unless (until) the old parts were sold. I think sv650s clipons are the best way to go for anything that'll be used on the street. Modifying them for a lower position is somewhat more practical too....shimming, a little machining, maybe some welding some extra aluminum on....
 

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I wouldn't drop them that far, but you could if you dropped the back too, for the shorter riders this is an option. And I priced f3 internals out here (australia) and they were around $400. Tho bonus here is you get a cartridge for out of the deal so some might see it as being worth it.

For the OP I would say the SM bars are the go. Anything else you have a bit of modifying todo. I believe the S clipons hit the pinch bolt, not 100% on that though.
 

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OK here are a couple of useful links:

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=46962&highlight=woodcraft+clipon+naked

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=99603

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=100637

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?p=1500048

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=92781

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=92967

From Vortex, to Swatt to Woodcraft, it's been done and discussed (pro and cons). No need to re-invent the wheel.

Good luck. I really like my setup and I think it's worth all the extra trouble:



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I would try a pair of SM1s first and see if you like. They're much easier to change out than clip-ons. If you want the bars lower after that then you can resell them for pretty much the same price you bought them for and get clip-ons.
 
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