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CBR1000RR Heli Bars

I've recently wrecked my '07 919 and I've been looking at replacing it with the '08 CBR1000RR if my bike is totaled. I got the 919 to have a comfortable sporty bike, but I would like to have the benefits of a 1000RR. Has anyone ridden a 1000RR with Heli Bars? How does it feel? How far can you ride comfortably? I'd like to go with a more comfortable seat, a double bubble screen, and bar risers. Any thoughts?
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

I put Heli bars, double bubble, and a local custom leather seat (Rich's) on my 06 1000RR. The most I have put on in one day is 475 miles. I frequently put on between 275 and 350 miles per day. Before the seat my rump hurt. Before the bars my neck hurt.

I also installed mirror extenders, so I could see around my shoulders.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

That sounds pretty good... I found a product called convertibars as well. I like the idea of adjustable bars, but I'm skeptical about safety issues involved. Anyone tried them?
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

Don't you have to extend the wires,lines and cables?
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

No. I believe they have the installation instructions on there website. They took me about 3 hours to install taking my time.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

Well I might have to try a pair if it's not to much of a hassel.
Did it make a big difference on longer rides ?
I'm planning a 2400 mile trip when I get back to the states.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

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Don't you have to extend the wires,lines and cables?
It depends on the distance you're extending, but I don't remember anyone mentioning needing to do that for Helibars (presumably they're well engineered). Since the cables run through fixed length housing, it's effectively the same length no matter where it's mounted. Just make sure you have enough slack to turn the bars from lock to lock without putting any stress on the cable.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

I've heard that you do need lines for Heli Bars or almost any bar riser. I plan to get stainless lines anyway, so its not a big deal to me.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

Yea, I forgot you do need to extend the front brake lines but they come in the kit. All said and done it's worth it!
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

how much does the conversion cost?

What does it change in the way the bike rides? Any difference performance wise? I'd assume that it reduces performance in some regard. I just don't know how. If it didn't they would put more comfortable bars on the bikes stock right?
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

You might also want to look at the Gilles bar risers as well.
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Re: CBR1000RR Heli Bars

Curt, I would have to say that they do make the bike more wheelie prone. You're not quite in the "tuck" position all the time. But most the time I spend traveling to get the mountains; and when I get to where I want to be (the twisties) it is a small compromise.
My neck sure likes the Heli Bars!
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