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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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2020 S1000 RR clip ons

Not sure I understand the logic of the 2020 design. Are they adjustable?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 02:44 AM
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No. It simply makes it easier to remove the clip ons, forks and top triple because they can be separated easier than before. The weight has also been reduced by 80g using this design compared to the older design.
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No. It simply makes it easier to remove the clip ons, forks and top triple because they can be separated easier than before. The weight has also been reduced by 80g using this design compared to the older design.
The weight saving on this design is very clever , and the obvious advantage is a broken clip on will be very easy to replace without messing with the triples or forks.

As long as ... they dont break at the triple clamp attachments themselves....
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The weight saving on this design is very clever , and the obvious advantage is a broken clip on will be very easy to replace without messing with the triples or forks.

As long as ... they dont break at the triple clamp attachments themselves....
The gilles set that you can buy and break to your heart's delight isn't much...so if you plan to bin it (track it) I would invest the $350 into the aftermarket clip-ons, as it separates them from the triple tree so nothing but the clip ons should break.
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No. It simply makes it easier to remove the clip ons, forks and top triple because they can be separated easier than before. The weight has also been reduced by 80g using this design compared to the older design.
This is interesting, because there have been comments regarding the 2020's "vibration" in the bars. One of the advantages Heli Bars gives for its bars (other than ergonomic "relaxation") is that they weigh more than stock, and therefore REDUCE vibration. Same logic applies to weighted bar ends. Could be the new 2020's bars, weighing less, are part of the cause of vibration that's felt...
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The weight saving on this design is very clever , and the obvious advantage is a broken clip on will be very easy to replace without messing with the triples or forks.

As long as ... they dont break at the triple clamp attachments themselves....

That's the flaw in this type of design, most crashes twist the clipons on the fork tube. These wont twist and you will put more load into the top triple clamp, fork tubes, steering stem etc, causing more damge in a heavier crash.


For me, if i ever procure this model, I'd swap them out for traditional race clipons.
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I agree. More likely to cause more damage with this mount. I will convert to standard style
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 06:26 AM
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I donno I recon youd struggle to damage the yokes. Clip on will break way faster than yoke damage.

Only concern would be of it left some thread but I'd say youd want to be unlucky
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