As a strictly road rider, it feels to me like the bike should be in the first place. Of course I realize it is a track purposed bike, but I think many of us ride street/road exclusively..Could anyone who has done this Helibar conversion on the 2017-2019 Gixxer-1000 comment on how the bike feels/reacts? Since they are now higher and also wider was wondering if the bike still felt the same?
I couldn't have said that better.As a strictly road rider, it feels to me like the bike should be in the first place.
Nice.. but if you want to take it to the next level, grab these. I finally got around to throwing mine on, and the confort it provides is amazing. Will post some pics later. Now I am just trying to find some bar ends that will fit these bars. I think I will end up with even higher bars, maybe some pro tapers or Renthal. No more stopping on my daily canyon loop runs up angeles crest/GMR/Mt. Baldy
ABM Riser Kit
Did a track day with my 2018 Gixxer1k-R back to back with the new Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono.I'd love to meet up with anyone who has raised the bars on their bike to check their setup out.
Any chance of meeting up with any of you at New Jersey Motorsports Park for their track day
6 / 1 / 21?
Some other location or day?
You DO realize you CAN simply put the OEM clip-ons ABOVE the top triple- raising the bars the thickness of the top triple clamp, right? FREE.I was thinking of mounting Helibars ABOVE my triple tree, or going with this kit below:
Thanks for the responseYou DO realize you CAN simply put the OEM clip-ons ABOVE the top triple- raising the bars the thickness of the top triple clamp, right? FREE.
It works great, no other modifications needed.
I rode mine this way for a few years, then put them back to OEM position no though for the TECh at a track day. they probably wouldn't have even noticed however.
I saw it done (clip ons above the triple tree) at a bike night in town years ago. A few weeks later, I did it myself on my K6 1000. I kept it thaty way for at least 2 years- with NO problems at all. Then, preparing for a Track day- while I doubt 'tech' may have even noticed, I didn't want it to fail b/c of this. So, I put them back to the OEM position.Thanks for the response
Your the first person to say they've mounted their clip ons ABOVE the triple tree.
Everyone Ive talked to have said theyve never even seen it done before.
Can you confirm the year and model of the bike you did this on?
Any parts or modifications required?
How long did it take and how much do you think I should pay a buddy or a dealer to do it for me?
What was your impressions of the mod?
You think I should mount the stock clip ons above, buy helibars and mount them above, or just go with that dirt bike handle bar kit?
(The front of my 2018 GSXR 1k-R is already lowered 15mm, so I already have 15mm of additional shock sticking out above the triple tree, which I believe leaves me with a total of 40mm of shock protruding above my triple tree)
I'd really love to meet up with someone who's already tried some of the above options and see the result for myself.
THIS is exactly what I'm thinking of trying outAs a side note. Comparing the stock bars above the triple clamp versus the helibars below, the stock bars on top of the triple clamp would only be marginally higher than the helibars below the triple clamp.
For true touring comfort the Helibars on top would be quite relaxing. Something to consider.
Greatly appreciatedBmws1K19: you are more than welcome to stop by my home to see helibars, however I think I am about 3,000 miles away in Long Beach, CA