Clip on question for Interstate.....again

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Hi there again guys.....does anyone have a clip on set up on their Interstate? If so, can you email me some pictures for working out any problems I might encounter. Obviously there are master cylinder/fuel tank/head stock clearance issues with the Interstate.
thanks in advance,
Eric
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Never could understand the purpose of clip-ons with an ocean-going fuel tank. (I know it's a personal preference) At my age, an hour ride is all I can do with the weight on my wrists. A smaller slimmer tank will hold all the fuel I need. Have you tried the low-rise, narrow European bars? I use them on my Interstate and with the rearsets make a nice comfortable ride you can still flick in the twisties. (Tho' a recent low-side reminded me that it's still '70's handling).

I am currently changing my 850 cafe racer from fastback tank/tail and PR fairing with clipons to full PR tank and seat with slightly higher clubman bars to allow me more seat time before I break. If I could get flat Vincent-style bars under the fairing, I would use them.

Sadly my 900SS Ducati bevel is so extreme with long reach over the tank and low placed clip-ons that it gets very few miles each year (owned it for 15 years and have put only 5000 miles on it). The more modern 900SS SP is much more ergonomic.

Most Interstate/clip on combinations I have seen have dimples in the side of the tank for clearance. Either intentional or accidental.
 
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clip on question

I certainly do understand your point, it is alot of work riding an I'state in that configuration. I just did 1600km (1000 miles) in Northern France and Southwest Germany and specifically switched the bars to a higher set. I usually ride shorter distances and I had ace bars on that just are not adjustable enough. I just like the Big Tank, short seat, low bars look, but haven't found the ideal set up.
I joined a group of friends for the recent ride and it was quite nice. 6 BMW GS's, a Ducati 1000 DS, a Cagiva E900 and two 850 Nortons. Granted they could blow us away in the straights, but we could definitely hold the corners with them.
Anyway, was good fun and the weather was immaculate! (see link below)
Eric

http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=6/16604251350.jpg&s=f5
 
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Clip on question for Interstate.....again


not sure if this works......wanted to post a picture into the posting...if it works, cool...if not, what am I doing wrong?
Eric
 
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i think i posted about this before,

but even though i have a roadster, the tommaselli adjustable clip-ons i have, would work with an interstate. the way i have them mounted they actually go slightly in front of the fork legs, which would swing them out of the way of an interstate tank enough so as not to hit the tank.

heres a pic. i really like them, and the adjustability is a great factor. plus with them up high on the fork legs, they arent too low or too high for me.

the only thing with them is they are slightly thinner in diam then the stock bars. must be a metric bar of sorts. but all it took was one thin layer of black electrical tape under the switch and levers and im all sorted out.

Clip on question for Interstate.....again

Clip on question for Interstate.....again
 
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