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I've got the everything installed now, finally.

Did you cut or not?

Given that I'm using them on the "S" model, in the rearward position, they have to be at maximum extension or they'll hit or drag on my upper fairing surface. Those of you with the similar configuration, how did you deal with that and how much did you end up eliminating on the riser tube? At maximum extension, they're just way to high and look really dorky. I'm OK with some forward lean, afterall.

I was hoping to be able to make the cut while they are mounted so I don't have to disassemble the bars again though now that I have all new extended cables, that might be easier than before I got the cables. Input on that issue is welcomed, too!
 

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So do you "none cutters" run them at maximum height in when the cyclops is at the 8 and 4 o'clock position or do you exclusively operate them in the 11 and 1 o'clock position to clear the upper?
 

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I know exactly what you mean when you say hitting the fairing. I haven't trimmed mine yet but I think I will be removing around 1" from them. I don't need them at max rise while they are in the back position.
 

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So do you "none cutters" run them at maximum height in when the cyclops is at the 8 and 4 o'clock position or do you exclusively operate them in the 11 and 1 o'clock position to clear the upper?
I ran mine about half rise at 11 at 1. It didn't hit anything in regards to stock fairing stay and such... but I never had the plastics on when had them.
 

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I know exactly what you mean when you say hitting the fairing. I haven't trimmed mine yet but I think I will be removing around 1" from them. I don't need them at max rise while they are in the back position.
I did it.

I went for it and cut them. I took 2" off. This allows me 4.25" of rise to the center of the horizontal grip bar above the cyclops and the riser bar is flush with the bottom of the cyclops. More than enough rise in the 8 & 4 position. With the SWMotech rack and 2 sets of Givi Luggage that I just keyed alike, my project is nearly done. Time to ride.
 

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have any pics? I would like to see how it turned out.
 

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Just got her completed this evening so all I have is a night shot with the bike crammed in the garage.

Tomorrow I plan on taking some shots of the bars and the SWMotech racks and their attachment points, etc. I was a little confused on how it was all going to work when I was shopping for all these parts so I figured I'd post up some tech tips with some photos to help out the next guy.

In this photo, the cyclops are at their 8 & 4 position which takes them back as far as possible on the SV. The riser bar is as low as it can be and clears the upper fairing by about 3/16" as the triple hits the stops on each side.

I'll do some daytime photos that will be much easier to get a grip of what's going on.

 

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Just to publicly expose my ignorance, but those throttle cable extenders... Are those the kits that come with the Convertibars/Heli Bars, Naked kits?
 

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Just to publicly expose my ignorance, but those throttle cable extenders... Are those the kits that come with the Convertibars/Heli Bars, Naked kits?
They're not throttle cable "extenders" per se, but the throttle cables that you would buy from Convertibar are built 4" longer than OEM. The connections you are likely seeing in my Pic are actually there on OEM cables, too but they have a rubber boot on them. After installation, I saw that the new ones didn't have a boot and there's really no way to put one on since the ends are all fabricated with special fittings.

More pics to follow in a bit.
 

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I'm liking it a lot and so far and with the change in positon brought on by the new bars, it's still working quite well.
 

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They're not throttle cable "extenders" per se, but the throttle cables that you would buy from Convertibar are built 4" longer than OEM. The connections you are likely seeing in my Pic are actually there on OEM cables, too but they have a rubber boot on them. After installation, I saw that the new ones didn't have a boot and there's really no way to put one on since the ends are all fabricated with special fittings.

More pics to follow in a bit.
Thanks. I'm now duly schooled... :notworthy:
 

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I'm contemplating going to a stock screen for short day trips and a touring for long haul. I still get ample flow with the double bubble.
 

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WOW that looks like one comfortable touring bike!

I see you have the older set of Convertibars. I have the newer set with adjustable angles for the bars.. they are more of a PITA than a real benefit IMO.

Have you had any issues with your throttle not returning to closed after WOT? Mine returns fully... its just pretty slow about it. I might pull the cables and lube them up again.
 
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