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as for the convertibars, i think they are a great idea but on my '01 ZX-9R, i think the fairing support bars would limit the RAISE u cant get from them .. i dont think trimming the fairing if necessary or longer lines would be as much as an issue compared to the front fairing support bars limiting the raise/pullback ..

in stock mode, u have about a 2 inch clearance between the handlebar (inc. switch housing) and the fairing support bars .. i know the convertibars can allow upto 5 or even 6 inches raise but on the zx-9r, wouldlnt the fairing support crossmember design limit the max. raise ?? im not sure just a thought ..

if anyone gets the covertibars, please keep us posted how much maximum raise and pullback the convertibars will allow ... :D
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carey owl,

first dibs on ur heli bars if u like the speiglers and want to sell the heli bars .. :D
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as for the convertibars, i think they are a great idea but on my '01 ZX-9R, i think the fairing support bars would limit the RAISE u cant get from them .. i dont think trimming the fairing if necessary or longer lines would be as much as an issue compared to the front fairing support bars limiting the raise/pullback ..

in stock mode, u have about a 2 inch clearance between the handlebar (inc. switch housing) and the fairing support bars .. i know the convertibars can allow upto 5 or even 6 inches raise but on the zx-9r, wouldlnt the fairing support crossmember design limit the max. raise ?? im not sure just a thought ..

if anyone gets the covertibars, please keep us posted how much maximum raise and pullback the convertibars will allow ... :D
If the fairing support IS a limiting factor, then note that I've heard the '02 or '03 fairing support will bolt right up to the '01. I haven't seen it myself so do some more research before buying, but supposedly it will bolt right up.

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oh ..

i dint know that the '02 - '03 fairing support framework is different that the 00-01 .. :shock:

is the fairing support framework more of a Y design ( allowing more bar rise) compared to the H design on the 00-01 ? :?:
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i dint know that the '02 - '03 fairing support framework is different that the 00-01 .. :shock:

is the fairing support framework more of a Y design ( allowing more bar rise) compared to the H design on the 00-01 ? :?:
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oh ..

i dint know that the '02 - '03 fairing support framework is different that the 00-01 .. :shock:

is the fairing support framework more of a Y design ( allowing more bar rise) compared to the H design on the 00-01 ? :?:
02/03 has the fairing stay as part of the instrument bracket, whereas, the 00/01's have a seperate fairing stay located on the frame going up to the mirror brackets.
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oh ..

i dint know that the '02 - '03 fairing support framework is different that the 00-01 .. :shock:

is the fairing support framework more of a Y design ( allowing more bar rise) compared to the H design on the 00-01 ? :?:
02/03 has the fairing stay as part of the instrument bracket, whereas, the 00/01's have a seperate fairing stay located on the frame going up to the mirror brackets.

strika,

so that means there is nothing limiting the convertibars rise on the 02-03 fairing support design .. maybe u can get a rise of 3 inches and pull back about 2 inches for a decent riding position on 500-600 mile days ..

got pics of the 02-03 fairing support/dash area ? .. if the 02-03 fairing support can be used on the 00-01 then convertibars seem to be a good option .. :shock:



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Did u install your convertibars ..what the highest you could go without interference .. i know ur leaving on ur extended trip today so have fun and please dont forget for your review on the convertibars .. :D
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this is what i have i don't know who makes them but you can put them how ever you want and the H bar is not in the way

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do u know if your fork tubes are raised to adapt those clip on's ?

the stock tubes are flush with the triple clamp..
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Indianrider asked

"Did u install your convertibars ..what the highest you could go without interference .. i know ur leaving on ur extended trip today so have fun and please dont forget for your review on the convertibars" ..

I got the Spiegler superbiker bar kit. They came the day after I left for NC/TN, so I haven't had a chance to mount them. This was the reply I got from Spiegler last year when I asked about how high they go.

" I'm sorry to say that I don't really have any great pictures or templates available from LSL regarding the amount of modification required. (we're lucking to get the instructions in English half of the time!)

The kit does come with the LSL superbike bars, so you would be correct in using those dimensions to mock up fairing trimming.

The best way to tell how much cutting is going to be required is to assume 45 mm rise (approx. 1.75") on the handlebar clamps where the bars mount up, plus 70 mm ( 2.75 ") for handlebar rise, measured approximately 380 mm (~15") from the center of the triple clamp at either full left or full right lock (which will simulate the width of the bars), and measure back from that point 150 mm (~ 5.5") to simulate pull back. That will put you in approximately the location where your bar ends would hit the fairing, which should be the tallest part of the conversion kit."



I made a mock-up use a block of wood and a cut up handle from a hockey stick. I assembled it at the same height, angle and sweep as Speigler claimed. It doesn't look like it will take too much trimming. I probably won't be able to pick up the bars at the post office until this weekend, but after they're on, I'll post some pictures.
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i lowered my triple down my forks and put those on top its 2"or so ..my fork were flush with the triple
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i lowered my triple down my forks and put those on top its 2"or so ..my fork were flush with the triple

raised the fork tubes by 2" :shock: :shock: wow ..

even a 2mm change in front suspension height changes the geometry of the bike .. so dont u feel the front end being way toooo sensitive after a 2" drop in the height .. ?
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carey owl ..

hope it work out for you and please update us with ur project ..

me thinks it would be very hard to make the zx-9r into a long distance mile cruncher with comfort .. might be asking too much .. maybe its time for a zzr1200 or even the Concours which should get the job done ...
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i lowered the back a little (took out the spacer on top of the rear shock)it rides great my feet hit on hard corners where they would not have before but no biggie..also does not wheelie in 2nd very good or 3rd at all any more..
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see what this guy did can be done to any hight and angle with ease . http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT
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