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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2012, 06:21:10 PM »
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2012, 05:59:39 PM »
You have to use a them a few times to get your wrists used to them. Mine were a bit sore the first few times, but now I find them quite comfortable.
I have no desire to change them to anything else now.
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2012, 07:56:59 PM »
You have to use a them a few times to get your wrists used to them. Mine were a bit sore the first few times, but now I find them quite comfortable. I have no desire to change them to anything else now. Don't give up too soon.

This is a helpful thread.  I've recently been riding a bike with comparable bars and my left wrist/hand began to hurt to the point I considered getting an x-ray.  As much as I don't want to, I may take a break for a day or two and see if it eases up.  Give it time, as suggested.  I didn't consider that new bars might be the cause, as I've been loading and unloading bikes.
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2012, 06:55:12 AM »
How about these?



http://www.britcycle.com/Products/Handlebars/521_563.htm

I believe these are copies of the bars from a BSA A65 Lightning Clubman model, part # 521-563.  They are really mild for a clubman.  The pic above is a test fit on my 2010 C5.  With the center section set level they drop about 2 3/4" along the length of the grip area.  Without the switch gear mounted they also miss the tank on both sides by about a thumb width at full lock.  I think they felt more comfortable with the center section angled down about 12 degrees, and like that they do hit the tank.  Still, they are much wider and have much less drop than the BikeMaster bars you can get in every moto shop in town.  If you want clubmans but your back isn't what it used to be, these may be the bars for you.

They were about $60 CDN and about $82 US total delivered.

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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 08:55:58 AM »
Cool! Those resemble the ones Bare has  ::) or it is just me.

Might have some clearance issues?
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 09:09:25 AM »
With the center section level you might just make it.  It was more comfortable angled down, and then you're going to make contact.  Like Bare, you'll have to shim the stops a bit but not much.

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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2012, 05:04:49 PM »
Those look very close, if not the same as mine. I did get them from a vintage Meridan Triumph shop. Mine are mounted pretty much straight forward to keep the bars out of the tank as much as possible. I still needed about 3/16" or so shimming behind the fork stops, but it didn't cut the steering radius much. Still adequate to make a decent U-turn. I drilled and tapped a hole in the fork stop tabs for a 6mm bolt, then screwed it in until I had the clearance I wanted.
I have found the bars and the bike to be quite comfortable.
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012, 08:39:04 PM »
Might be the same if yours also came from a Brit bike shop.  There were also one or two other pairs that were similar, one that sat a little more forward.

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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012, 10:29:04 PM »
The biggest I can see between those and mine is the ferruling is a little wider on mine. Mine might be 1/2" deeper on the rise. Very close.
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2012, 10:50:15 PM »
Could be the "same" bar made by two different manufacturers.  Artistic license.

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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012, 05:28:59 PM »
I have to admit I could not find the 'fork stop'. Where is it ?

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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
the fork stop is a little about 1/2" wide tab sticking up on the lower triple clamp beside the lower fork bearing. It hits a boss on the frame off the lower fork bearing.
The bolt head in the picture is the one I put in as an adjuster.
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2012, 07:42:21 PM »
I am using the Bikemaster Superbike Bars on mine, they are very comfortable on longer rides & distribute the weight well-with the right amount of lean into the wind. When I was younger I was comfortable with Drag Bars. I had Clip ons on my 58 BSA Goldstar Clubman, & couldn't stand riding it for very long stretches. Like to point out that several "mature" Road Racers I've known have Used the Superbike Bars with excellent results Racing. Just in case you need the excuse. Riding is more fun if comfortable. Will try to include a picture of my bars.  Cheers, Craig McClure, Jasper Ga. USA
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Re: Clubman bars....ouch !
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 02:07:36 AM »
I had clubman bars on one of my bikes that were too angled for my taste.  I stuck with it for 2 years & 18k miles and got a little more used to them, but never felt comfortable.