Flat bars

Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
115
Country flag
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
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
3,151
Country flag
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:

Fast Eddie

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
12,149
Country flag
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:

Fast Eddie

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
12,149
Country flag
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!
 

Craig

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Dec 20, 2005
Messages
2,256
Country flag
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
 
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
115
Country flag
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
 

Fast Eddie

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
12,149
Country flag
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...



6C728328-2199-43C7-85DD-D2E780B704D9.jpeg
41BA6F44-DA90-430C-8BE7-001E94F43474.jpeg
72B6FA92-20B8-41E6-B03D-654591D1AD5F.jpeg
 
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
115
Country flag
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?
 

Fast Eddie

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
12,149
Country flag
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...
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
3,151
Country flag
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" .
 
Last edited:

BritTwit

VIP MEMBER
Joined
Aug 25, 2009
Messages
2,348
Country flag
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.
 
Top