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I scored these aluminum clip ons for about 80 bucks on e bay. They mounted right up, and work just fine. They don't have a name brand but they get the job done, and get it done about as well as any others. Just thought I would share. This kind of stuff works for my college budget! ??? Oh yeah, picked up some specialized grips ($13) and a third eye mirror ($13) to replace the broken stuff. Its amazing the stuff you can find cheap at bicycle places. The grips are super cushy and nice. And the mirror is just functional.
 

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I have them too and like them a lot. When I got them they were called Redline, now I see them being sold under Rizoma. Not sure why.

The only problem with them is that in time they get loosen up and start sliding. Very slowly, it won't affect you mid ride, but you'll notice the angle change gradually. I'd use some blue loctite on the bolts to save yourself tedious adjustments. If your bike gets dropped, you'll also find that the ding is not anywhere as bad as with handlebars, and because they swivel, they'll likely remain straight.
 

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I bought the same ones on e-bay for $51. They are made by BMI (who supposedly no longer makes them). Motowheels and Spareshack sell the same bars, they are available with or without risers.

I've had them on my bike for the last 3 months and they are great. Quality is nice, although anodizing is slightly different in color between the clamp and the bar itself - hardly noticeable
 

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Yup, those are made by a company called Barhorst Ind. a machine shop in OH. Really nice stuff and they just made a new set that is anodized black I wish I'd seen them sooner those black ones would have looked sweet on my Dark.
 

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Yeah really, I'd love to have some black ones too. But i'm still happy:)
 

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Got those same ones for my Monster. Purchased them from MotoWheels. The anodizing is a perfect match between the bars and the clamps. There were no instructions included but the installation is pretty straight forward. You'll have to do some re-routing of cables and lines but you won't have to add or take away anything. On the 98's and before, if you keep the stock turn signals, you will have to rotate the banjos on the brake and clutch lines in order to clear the turn signal mounts. I rotated mine 90 degrees forward. For me, the riding postition is a major improvement (plus they look cool and the price is very reasonable). Thanks for the Loc-Tite tip, I was so excited while installing mine that I didn't even think of it.
 

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They came with no instructions but installation is very straightforward. I just removed the controls off of the old bar and placed them back on the clip ons in the same order they were on the old bars. I did put a indentation in the left bar for the turn signal control to mount into. The turn signal control has a little nub that sticks into the bar. I easily drilled an indentation in the bar for that nub to fit into. Everything else was easy. They mount to the fork tubes with allen screws. Just make sure the bars are at the same angle and tighten them down. I didn't have to do any cable extensions or anything. Actually since the position is lower there is no problems with cable lenghts.

Basically you just move what is in the way out of the way and mount them.
 

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I guess anodizing depends on the batch...

Here's a pic of mine - you can see what I'm talking about. But as I said - hardly noticeable when on the bike, so no big deal. These bars are great for the price

 

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That really isn't bad. I like the gold ones like we have. Yay for those of us getting clip ons for under $100!!

-Patrick
 

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Sweet thanks you guys. I think these bars are machined by a private company in OH. They have a link to their website somewhere on the page. I have noticed no quality issues. They are just what I had in mind.
 
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