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Offline WillyP

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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2014, 06:35:01 pm »
They are all over the place around here, I live in NH.

Are you near Seldon, NY? Veterans Motorcycle Salvage
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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2014, 06:47:00 pm »
They are all over the place around here, I live in NH.

Are you near Seldon, NY? Veterans Motorcycle Salvage


Closer to Seldon than NH, will have to investigate and take a ride in that direction.

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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2014, 08:15:52 pm »
What am I trying to accomplish! I'd like to be able to ride the bike, long distance, without having my hands & back hurt for days. I couldn't afford the asking price for the Heli Bars, so I tried using the Storz Adapter with the Rox Risers. I purchased two different sets of 7/8" bars, which I heated and bent. Worked quite well actually, but kept having problems with my left hand. I could never get the two grip ends to match. So, I put the orginal clipons back on. I'll try these Chinese things, and if that doesn't work, I'll probably end up selling the bike...05 Connie...nicely farkled...at least I think so.

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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2014, 10:35:57 pm »
SK, you might try some type of throttle lock or a thing that goes on the grip and you press on it with your palm instead of having to grip the grip.

I have this one on mine: Throttlemeister - Home

Here's an example of the the grip thingy, this one is called a throttle boss:
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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2014, 02:09:07 am »
Sour Kraut,

Just as a comparison am something in the area of 3 1/2 inches between the bottom of the handlebar and the top triple surface. I am guessing with storz and rox risers you are about the same height.

I like the adjustable handle bars and can tell you it was required to change the clutch line to have enough length to put it together if that gives you an idea of how far back mine are.

I have an extended cee bailey windshield and with my Russell seat (maybe close to 2 inches higher) my chin is at the top of the windshield and back is straight with slight lean forward. I am still plenty high with stock seat and way more comfortable.

Removing the heavy lean on the hands helps, and the cramp buster suggested will help as well as you can then loosen your grip a bit like you do with left hand.

If I didn't have a full time job paying well I would make up some of the clamps like I made and sell them. They are the correct design concept. 70+ for over an hour without any fatigue or vibration numbness
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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2014, 12:41:29 pm »
I ordered the Moxi bars last week, and am just waiting for delivery. Probably be awhile.

When I had the Storz adapter & Rox risers on with the bars I had, I didn't have to change the clutch line. Although I'm sure I was at the limit. I've already lengthened the brake line...that was a learning experience. So we'll see how that works. If I do, then I'll probably make this a winter project, and change fluids at the same time.

The "buzz" has never been a real issue for me. It's always been the angle. So maybe this will solve "this" problem and I can move on to the next....seat.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2014, 10:17:52 pm »
If you want the place I bought my clutch cable from let me know. $15 is crazy cheap and it seems to be doing the job well.

It took about 15 minutes to pull out the old one and most of that was me staring and scratching my head. About another 15 to weave it in and bolt it up. I think the IO of the new line is smaller, it was really easy to get a refill, of course I have a vacuum tool that makes it pretty easy. If you don't have one they are pretty cheap at Harbor Freight if you have one nearby and use the coupon or sale deal. I think I paid $20 for mine and it really makes hydraulic swap easy.

I also use it for all other kinds of stuff.

Take your time on the bar adjustments with the Moxi bars, then when you have them to where it feels right sitting on top the bike give them a short ride down the street. I had to put more torque on them than I expected to get them to hold in place, I was worry I would strip something. After getting them set I used the clamp (storz in your case) to roll them up or down. I did have to drill one hole on mine where the grip portion has a numb to keep it from rolling.

I also bought some sweet new grips if you want a pair (blue and black duo rubber), I bought extras cheap if you need some.

On the seat how tall are you? What do you have now? I have some experience with that one as well, wanting taller seat to stop the slide into tank thing changes your relation to bars as well.
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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2014, 11:11:42 pm »

I have been reading through various posts on this subject and it looks like the Murph bar adapter and the MOXI adjustable bars is one of the best combinations.  I would really appreciate andy feedback on actual experience with similar setup.

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Re: Heli bar Horizon ST
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2014, 12:25:40 am »
I have a custom made adapter with anti-vibration style clamp. Yes you have to make it yourself, no one making it that I know of. Along with the Moxi bars it is a pretty large improvement.
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