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Clips-ons are what your hands grab on a motorcycle that doesn't use a handlebar.

On a Monster, risers are mounted on top of the triple and the risers hold a handlebar that is one continuous piece from one end to the other.

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Clips-ons are two short handlebars (typically used on sport bikes) that "clip-on" to the top of each fork tube and DO NOT connect across the top of the triple.

Example:

 

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They can be mounted so that they wrap around the fork tubes below the triple clamp (the big clamp that the fork tubes come through) like in the picture below, from this month's Featured Monster



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Sometimes, they are mounted so that they wrap around the part of the fork tube that sticks out above the triple clamp, like below. Note that the clip-ons below have a 'riser'. The riser actually clamps onto the fork tube (and raises up the bars), and the bars then go through the riser.



Here's one example of actual clip-ons, without a riser:

 

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bobbgboote said:
Thanks for the answers!

So what exactly is the point of them? To lower the handles?
It gives the bike a more sportsbike feel and rider position.

Good; is that most Monster owners say it benefits handling and the way you can ride the bike.

Bad; its considered not as relaxed riding position as the factory set-up and as far as monsters go you need to buy clip-ons as an extra (ie more $$$ to spend). - Chris
 

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They also look very cool. Clean up and lower the front of the bike.
 
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