CBR 41mm fork conversion handle bars

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    Just finished mounting up my forks yesterday and when I mounted up the handle bars that came with the forks, Vortex, they are to low. Both master cylinders hit the gauges. :mad: So what is everyone doing for bars when running this conversion? Later VFR bars? Or different master cylinders, i.e. ones with romote reservoirs.
     
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    Bump. I can't believe that no one has put later model forks on their bike and can't help a brother out with suggestions on what works!!
     
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    if i am not mistakened people are using older VFR(93) handlebars. i personally am using Woodcraft clip ons on mines with F2 conversion. i dont mind the lowness cause i am changing fairings. u can check www.HONDAVFR.ORG. i think there is a write up about it. i wanna say there is no definitive answer..i guess its what best work for you.
     
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    Thanks Fatso1277, I don't mind the lownes either but the Vortex's I have let the master cylinders hit the gauges no matter how I try to adjust them. I have the ugly F2 car style gauges which I believe are bigger so the is less room.

    I would like to know if anyone has this gauge setup and is running stock CBR F2 bars as they are lower than VFR bars and they clear everthing.
     
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    I had to search for bars that would allow clearance. Ended up with some older cbr 1000 bars if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    You can use bars from a '90 through '97; raising the fork legs to fit them gives the bike a nice profile as well. You can also use a top steering clamp from a late model Nighthawk 750 and use Superbike handlebars. Let me know if you need parts, I have some '93 bars and a Nighthawk clamp for the conversion.
     
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    Waldrm, The Night Hawk upper clamp and Super Bike style bars sounds pretty cool but I think for now I would like to find some stock Honda clip-ons. What are the 93 bars you mentioned? Are they clip-ons?
     
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    The '93 bars are 41mm clip-ons designed to go on top the the upper steering clamp like the original 37mm bars on your bike
     
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    I have CBR600F2 clipons on a vf1000f with cbr1000rr '07 masters (mirrors now mounted on the fairing). I dropped the forks 15mm mainly for handling but kept the clipons at the top of the forks. Still not enough clearance to place the master where I want (radial master lever touches the clocks). I dropped the fairing bracket (there is some play) but the line from the tank to the fairing is broken. Still not satisfied.
     

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