1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Flat bars

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

  1. David Hales

    David Hales

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2018
    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

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
    David Hales likes this.
  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
    David Hales likes this.
  4. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Thanks for the feedback. And you will be more comfortable !
     
    David Hales likes this.
  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    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!
     
    Raphi likes this.
  6. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Good , you should really be able to pile on the miles now.