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So guys and gals I need your input. I am just getting ready to enter into a street fighter build off that starts Jan 1st 2007. I have been looking at a lot of designs and refining my ideas, but I have hit a snag. I am stuck on which is a better choice Clip-on Handle bars or dirt bike bars. I have always enjoyed the look of the café racer bikes like the old 60’s Tritons which always sported clip-on. However it appears that the norm has in fact become Dirt Bars…what do people think pros/cons/performance

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Clip-on VS Dirt Bars for a street fighter pole

Sorry i meant to attach this to the other thread but screwed up!!
 

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Your building a streetfighter.

Clip ons don't cut it. Go with the Dirtbike bars otherwise it's not a streetfighter. Build a new subframe , swap on parts from at least 3 other brands and then you have something which is starting to become a Streetfighter.
 

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Frapps, your link doesn't work. If I find it I'll merge the two threads.

If you want a fighter then dirt or similar bars. If you want a cafe racer then DO a cafe racer and go with flats, clubman or clipons. It won't be a fighter in that case so it may not qualify for whatever event you're doing this for.
 

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Thanks Bruce...yeah i think i am going to have to use dirt bars because i don't want to lose points with the judges...i just really didn't want to drill my tripple tree
 

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Let me explain it too you from a guy who has built alot of fighters and how the English look at.

Stop being such a fucking pussy. Drill the fuckin bars grow some bollocks cut the shit out of the frame and tail , weld the mother fucker too death and make it look badass , clips on are for wankers and are laughed at by real streetfighter builders. If they will take the time to look at it.

Cafe Racers are for old poofs who used to ride in the day.

Now go pound a 6 pack and think like an English cheap fucker who just crashed his mates bike was forced to buy it and has no money to get it back on the road !!!!!!!

START BUILDING
 

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Fine Bill you have convinced me, change my order from clip-ons to a low rise dirt bike bar, I still want the streamline effect...by the by Bill are you considering entering our little competition build off??
 

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Fine Bill you have convinced me, change my order from clip-ons to a low rise dirt bike bar, I still want the streamline effect...by the by Bill are you considering entering our little competition build off??
I'm all ready in the assemble the 1979 Ford 4x4 for 2 years contest.

I don't like how in the contest 20% is how much advertising you can put on the bike. Fuck that, that's like a biker build off where they can only use Alpo dog food bag colours and have a minimum 20 Alpo logos on the bike. Don't know why but that just rubs me the wrong way.

But I will help you with your bike so that you actually might win. I got shit not even England has seen.
 

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Just cause a bike is cheap and looks like crap doesn't make it a fighter Bill...

Clip ons are totally fine on a fighter from what I know and no one will judge the bike any worse because of them. Fighters were meant to be fast and nasty, modified from generally crashed bikes, clip ons dont take anything away from that.
 

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Let me explain it too you from a guy who has built alot of fighters and how the English look at.

Stop being such a fucking pussy. Drill the fuckin bars grow some bollocks cut the shit out of the frame and tail , weld the mother fucker too death and make it look badass , clips on are for wankers and are laughed at by real streetfighter builders. If they will take the time to look at it.

Cafe Racers are for old poofs who used to ride in the day.

Now go pound a 6 pack and think like an English cheap fucker who just crashed his mates bike was forced to buy it and has no money to get it back on the road !!!!!!!

START BUILDING
Well! ..... er... uh.... I guess that pretty much sums it up .... pretzels anyone?

Of course in the end you can do whatever you want. It's YOUR bike after all. I guess it comes down to how and what you want it to look.


But I think that you'll find that general opinion is that fighters have dirt bars and cafe racers or crashed sportibkes have clipons. Streetfighters as a general class of style just have dirt bars. If you leave the clipons on there then it's something else. What you make it into is up to the builder.

Frankly I'd love to have an updated cafe racer bike. A modern twin engine like the SV or Ninja 650 in a suitable frame, I'm thinking Ducati like trellis here, topped by a honkin' big breadloaf shaped polished aluminium beauty of a tank and a pukka saddle and tear drop hand formed alloy tail piece. Maybe an Imola style half fairing but that's IT! Hang all the metal out where God and the rabble can see and appreciate it. Good engineering is an artform all it's own and should be put on display and not hidden behind the false promises of Tupperware cladding!

Come on! JOIN IN! NA - KED NA - KED NA - KED NA - KED NA - KED NA - KED...

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