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What are the benefits of helibars?

Old 01-20-2009, 05:10 PM
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What are the benefits of helibars?

Sorry for the very newb question, but what are the benefits of helibars? I found Woodcraft 41mm clip-on handlebars for $140. I'm assuming that clip-on and helibars are the same thing.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:15 PM
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Well a helibar is a clip-on... The difference being that they are higher and closer to you, relaxing the position... Woodcraft clip-on's tend to be lower than stock or the same... Definetly not comfort items...
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
Well a helibar is a clip-on... The difference being that they are higher and closer to you, relaxing the position... Woodcraft clip-on's tend to be lower than stock or the same... Definetly not comfort items...
+1 and here's a link with an example:
http://www.mxsouth.com/street/heliba...r1000-9705.htm
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If you're getting numb or tingling wrists and hands because of the riding position of the stock bars, Helibars will help . . . a little. I've learned to grip the tank with my knees and use my abdominal muscles to bear most of my weight. That way my grip on the bars is featherlight and I'm putting almost no weight on them at all. That stops the tingling, and it lets the bike take its own line through the corners more naturally. It's a good ab workout, too!
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Heli-bars are higher and also allow a small degree of width adjustment ( pulled in closer to the tank or spread out towards the fairing),the stock bars do not because of the cast in lug that locates in the top triple clamp. This gives more options for comfort.
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There's also a difference in the metal used to make the bar. The Helis are made with a metal composite that doesn't "ring" like the stock bars.
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If you are looking for more comfort, also consider the convertibars. I found them a little fiddly to install, but definately makes a big difference. My riding position now is closer to maybe a Ducati Monster, still a little forward lean, but more streetfighter position.
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Originally Posted by nuhawk View Post
There's also a difference in the metal used to make the bar. The Helis are made with a metal composite that doesn't "ring" like the stock bars.
One other thing, if you trailer your bike you cant use Helibars as a tie-down point.
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"One other thing, if you trailer your bike you cant use Helibars as a tie-down point."

That may be the official company info, for liability reasons, but I've used canyon dancers on my convertibars, 1200 miles r/t with no movement. FWIW.
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