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Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guzzibob » Thu May 18, 2017 11:50 pm

Good Day,

Would any body have a pair of handle bars, the drop type for my Cafe stylee le mans mk11.I have been informed the Jota bars are excellent as they can be adjusted in four different positions.The clip ons I have now are just so un comfortable it is almost taking the enjoyment out of riding..well,not quite,the exhaust note,handling,power and excellent upgraded brakes make it all worth while.20 miles hanging on and i can still feel the pain a week later in my right hand.

Any advice from the guzzi world appreciated ,no smartie pants telling me to sell it,just needs some refinement.
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Don-Spada » Fri May 19, 2017 12:17 am

First question must be, Does the top yoke have clamps for conventional handlebars? As you would need these for Jota bars.
Second question is ..... When are you gonna let me have a go on it!

Come along to the Rugby Bike fest this Sunday if you like and I'll take a look .
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Chris950s » Fri May 19, 2017 7:48 am

Jota bars are good as they adjust in two planes, I have Tommaselli clip ons that clamp the stanchions between the yokes. They can be adjusted for height and angle on plan by sliding up and down the stanchion and rotating around it respectively. They can also be adjusted for angle in elevation as the clamp and the bar are connected by two toothed interlocking circular castings with a central bolt. This gives them adjustment in all directions.

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I found that the way to set them up was to ensure that your hand sits square across the bar hand grip, if not more pressure will be one one side of your palm.

You can also get Tommasselli clip on bars that have a slight riser, the extra height will reduce the strain on your back and shoulders. In my experience the wind on your chest over 50mph lifts the weight off your hands and helps all round,

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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Chris950s » Fri May 19, 2017 7:49 am

P.S. not a very good photo of the clip ons, let me know if you want a better snap as they are off the bike at the moment.
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guzzibob » Sat May 20, 2017 12:06 am

Thankyou,Chris and Don.
750 s mmm I say,Tommaselli clip on sound and look half decent,off the bike you say,do not blame me if they go missing.Yes they keep the look nice and tidy.Ill check them out.Great if you could post another picture but I get the jist.

Don, in France 0700hrs sunday morning,a yawn, a stretch,check the old map and away I go.Ill make contact on my return,top yoke does not have clamps for bars,I see there is a 750 cafe racer guzzi on ebay with the laverda jota bars fitted,nice bike too..and cheap.

Appreciated.
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Crazey Grazie » Sat May 20, 2017 8:53 am

Mark,
 if you need to have a look at them I have both - the Jota style are new and going  on my Mk 1 & the others are fitted to  the mk3 at present. 

 Not sure where we are meeting up Sunday but Daveeed knows where I live. He was talking about dropping in here on the way down I think anyway. 

 
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby ranton_rambler » Sat May 20, 2017 10:36 am

I think NBS had a batch of top yokes with clamps made up, although not sure what width/diamter they are. Mr Padgman has just fitted a set to his S3 I think.
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Chris950s » Sat May 20, 2017 10:46 am

Some photos as requested, unfortunately they are still required, sorry.

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PS It is not a genuine 750S so stop dribbling, it is a replica that started like as a 1974 850T. I changed the artwork on the side panels to 950S to stop any confusion :D
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Chris950s » Sat May 20, 2017 10:47 am

I bought some original swan neck clip ons and had them machined to fit 38mm dia forks but didn't like them as they were too high for me. I sold them on
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guykate » Sat May 20, 2017 11:01 am

We had a set of the Tommasellis which We didnt like at all....am curious as to why if its a Mk2 it doesnt have clamp bottoms,.......most do....well ours has and is fitted with nornal bars....
MY Lav has jota bars...people always say to fit them so the bolts are out of the way of rainwater settling in them....dya know...I cant get them in the position I want and do this !.......
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Don-Spada » Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am

guykate wrote:We had a set of the Tommasellis which We didnt like at all....am curious as to why if its a Mk2 it doesnt have clamp bottoms,.......most do....well ours has and is fitted with nornal bars....
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It's not quite as it left the factory.
Standard le-Mans clip ons may be better as they do have a bit of a rise on them.

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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guykate » Sat May 20, 2017 11:46 am

Aah....
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guykate » Sun May 21, 2017 8:52 am

Alas...twould appear we no longer have the Tommis.....
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby guzzibob » Mon May 29, 2017 11:49 pm

Thanks guys,Looks a little like the one I am looking after Don ! ..Suprised no one mentioned the right lense missing from those cheap googles I bought on Brighton sea front,apparently they were rose tinted..
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Don-Spada » Tue May 30, 2017 12:00 am

Would a pair of leMans clip-ons be better? If you can find any at a half decent price. They are raised up a bit
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Re: Handle bars for my cafe thing.

Postby Don-Spada » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:02 am

Pair of standard Le-Mans bars for sale
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