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SC clip-on to GT triple/bar conversion

I've got a GT top triple and risers on the way and intend to use a Rizoma 22mm bar. I've read both the threads I could find on this topic but it wasn't clear whether the existing SC throttle cables and hydraulic lines for clutch and brake are long enough to use with the GT risers. It didn't look like any of the OPs had replaced any cables or lines. I've reached out to those who did this mod but haven't received a reply - the post is pretty old so they've probably moved on. I'm assuming that the throttle cables are not long enough and have a new set ordered and on the way - for $38 I can't go wrong. I'd like to know if the hydraulic lines need to be replaced because they seem expensive.

thanks guys...
 

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Check part #s between the GT and Sports hydraulic lines, if they're different it's probably for length. I know the GT switch controls have longer wires than a Sport 1000.
 

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I have that bar on my GT and like it. You have probably seen enuf pics, but a couple good shots of it on mine at picture thread page 389...
 

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I've got a GT top triple and risers on the way and intend to use a Rizoma 22mm bar. I've read both the threads I could find on this topic but it wasn't clear whether the existing SC throttle cables and hydraulic lines for clutch and brake are long enough to use with the GT risers. It didn't look like any of the OPs had replaced any cables or lines. I've reached out to those who did this mod but haven't received a reply - the post is pretty old so they've probably moved on. I'm assuming that the throttle cables are not long enough and have a new set ordered and on the way - for $38 I can't go wrong. I'd like to know if the hydraulic lines need to be replaced because they seem expensive.

thanks guys...
I am trying to get hold of a GT triple clamp, are in short supply. Nothing found on Ebay. Any suggestions?
 

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Robb,

Your stock hydraulic lines, cables, and wires will work when switching from clip-ons to a flat GT style bar.

Spend a bit of time optimizing the cable routing to free up enough slack for the higher bars. I ended up replacing my clutch line because I did not like the routing but most people have been able to use the stock cables.

Good luck,
Lee
 

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I am trying to get hold of a GT triple clamp, are in short supply. Nothing found on Ebay. Any suggestions?
The Sport top triples are the same as the GT's, the bosses for the risers bolts are on the underside waiting to be drilled and the top will need a little machining for the risers. I think there are some excellent machining diagrams in Lee C.'s handlebar thread.
 

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Lee,

Thank you - this was the input I was looking for and since I think you were one of the first to do this it's great to get your perspective.

rob

Robb,


Your stock hydraulic lines, cables, and wires will work when switching from clip-ons to a flat GT style bar.

Spend a bit of time optimizing the cable routing to free up enough slack for the higher bars. I ended up replacing my clutch line because I did not like the routing but most people have been able to use the stock cables.

Good luck,
Lee
 

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Would love to see the finished product, good luck!
 

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I have all of the parts now - hope to get them installed this weekend. Thank you for all of the helpful input - I'll make sure and take pics.

I got the bike from a seller in Canada about 3 weeks and haven't been able to navigate effectively through the bureaucratic maze of Colorado DMV. It will be at least another week before I can get it registered. Meanwhile it just sits - looking great and ready to ride - %#[email protected]&!

Good thing I have the Multistrada...


Would love to see the finished product, good luck!
 

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Finished clip on to clubman conversion

Here are some pics post the conversion. Many thanks to Flynbulldog - he made it look easy - otherwise it would have taken me all day.

It snowed here today so I couldn't ride it but the finish match between the Ducati triple clamp, risers and Rizoma bars looks really good and the over all appearance of the set up looks 'right' to me - not too high but high enough that it will be more comfortable for every day riding than the Speedymoto clips on that were on the bike.

Sorry the pics are dark - I've got to get some better lights in the garage.
 

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For many I think it's more about relief for their wrists - for me it was more a matter of the difference in visibility that a more upright clubman set up provides because I intend to use the bike for around town riding.

out of interest do you do this to give your back a rest ??
 
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Just a matter of semantics Rob but I think the bars that you installed are more often referred to as "Superbike bars".
Clubmans got their name from bars installed for the purpose of club racing. They are often built to go in a normal bar clamp on top of the triple but curved down to fit and feel like clip-ons.

Here's a clubman on a BSA:


anyway, no big deal, just thought I'd let you know.

BTW superbike bars got their name from the superbike racers of the late 70's early 80's:

 

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Thanks Mike - I wondered if I was using the right nomenclature - also good to know some of the history and background.

Just a matter of semantics Rob but I think the bars that you installed are more often referred to as "Superbike bars".
Clubmans got their name from bars installed for the purpose of club racing. They are often built to go in a normal bar clamp on top of the triple but curved down to fit and feel like clip-ons.

Here's a clubman on a BSA:


anyway, no big deal, just thought I'd let you know.

BTW superbike bars got their name from the superbike racers of the late 70's early 80's:

 
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