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Flat bars

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by David Hales, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. David Hales

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    ok thinking of putting fatbars on my norton dominator naked, need to get a new top yoke, opinions please, I know I will prefer the riding position, but love the look of the clip ons
     
  2. TonyA

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    Are you getting the 961 Sport Fat Bars ? You said flat bars . Will you need brake hoses ? Lets ask Fast Eddie he is doing this . And this a Domi a bit different hey ?
    Richard -7 also did this but I dont know if he needed longer brake/clutch lines . Oh I remember now , he went from SE to CR so he started with Sport bars I think.
     
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  3. Fast Eddie

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    Yes, I’m going from clip ons to Sport bars on my 961CR. Needs new hoses and wiring IIRC.

    Being an ABS bike, I elected to ask the factory to do the work for me (bleeding can be frustrating at the best of times I find, never mind bleeding an ABS system).

    A new top yoke is really surprisingly expensive, so the factory offered to machine my CR top yoke to take bar mounts.

    On my ‘74 Cdo I used to swap between bars and clip ons and it could be done in minutes. There are a surprising amount of parts involved on the 961 and it’s not exactly what you’d call a quick or cheap job.
     
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  4. TonyA

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    Thanks for the feedback. And you will be more comfortable !
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

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    I collected my ape hanger Cafe Racer from the factory today (read: Sport bars equipped Cafe Racer).

    The boys did a great job (thanks Dave and Andy) and sorted a couple of niggles whilst it was there that I didn’t even know I had.

    It’s certainly MUCH more comfortable !

    The Harley idea can go to the bottom of the list now, for the time being at least!
     
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  6. TonyA

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    Good , you should really be able to pile on the miles now.
     
  7. Craig

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    Nigel .... with a MityVac or other brand bleeder ...brake/clutch bleeding/flushing becomes no more difficult than putting air in tires , ABS adds no complications ... easier than 10 minutes in Dentist chair would love to see photo of your bike with the “apes” , thanks
    Craig
     
  8. David Hales

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    Fitted a set of raised adjustable clip ons, only raised slightly but still needed to spin the brake and clutch cables to behind the forks to make it work
     
  9. Fast Eddie

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    Yer camera broke David?

    Here’s some pics of my ape hanger cafe racer.

    The riding position is SO much better! It’s like a different bike.

    Of course, it no longer has the lovely lithe appearance it did however.

    I’m not sure about the sticky-up-in-the-wind remote reservoirs though. Perhaps they’ll grow on me.

    Your turn now David...



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  10. David Hales

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    I may do the complete change sometime latter this year but will be a much bigger job, new billet top yoke as I don’t want to drill the original, risers, bars, new clutch and brake lines, new Throtle cables, wiring?
     
  11. Fast Eddie

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    Wiring didn’t need changing on mine, don’t know about a Dommie tho.

    Top yoke adds a chunk to the bill David... a £500 kinda chunk...
     
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  12. TonyA

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    OUCH thats quite a bit . I say drill the originals if it will save many hundreds .
    Also , The drilled holes can be plugged when not in use. This could be called the "convertible option" .
     
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  13. BritTwit

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    On the glass have full side, the wind stream should keep the fluid cool.
     
  14. David Hales

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    How do i add a picture?
     
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  17. Fast Eddie

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    Sweet!

    They look like the same ones I fitted to my R9T.

    They look nicer on your Domi tho !!
     
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  18. David Hales

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    I think they are the same
     
  19. BritTwit

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    Are they swan neck clip-ons for the R9T, or another brand?
    If they fit the Norton Olins I may try them on my CR.
    Just enough lift over the stock clip-ons to be comfortable, but not high enough to require longer wires for switches.
     
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