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 how do you set/measure clipons? 
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Post how do you set/measure clipons?
So, I've never had a clear way to set up clip ons to be close to what is needed for riding. Previously, I've pulled each side to the steering lock and measured to the tank. This bike has a broken steering lock tab, so that isn't very precise. I just read elsewhere to measure from the end of the bar to a known spot on the head stock. What are some other methods of setting up clip ons?

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Thu May 05, 2016 8:59 pm
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Post Re: how do you set/measure clipons?
Yardstick across the triple? Measure perpendicularly from that straightedge to the thumb ring on each grip.
Before you do that, tho', make sure the clip-ons extend an equal amount on both sides from the forks. Again, measuring from the thumb ring on the grip.
Finally, check for interference at full lock, both sides.

Measuring to the tank or the frame or whatever else allows errors in fit for those components to factor in, unbeknownst to you.
Straight off the triple is as close to precise as you're gonna get in the garage.

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Post Re: how do you set/measure clipons?
Whatever will clear the gauge cluster is usually my limit. I'm not willing to sacrifice lever positioning for the bar angle, so the angle is usually set based off that.

Getting them even though, I've never had a precise method... Fred's idea sounds good.

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Post Re: how do you set/measure clipons?
ok, I think I will set the right to clear the gauge cluster and then set the left to even with that using the yardstick method. I will then put some sharpee quick index marks on the triple and clip on for future work. Thanks fellas!

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