Helibars

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  1. jambman

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    I have been considering adding these to my 5th gen VFR. Would be great to sit on a bike with these already installed. Any chance there may be a central Ohio (Columbus) member with these that I could meet up with and look?
     
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    Hey, Jam. The 01 that I bought several weeks ago, has bars on it from an NT(?)650, which is similar to Heli Bars, I am told.

    I've had Heli Bars on a CBR929RR, and a CBR600RR. I liked them a lot.

    If in doubt, do the Heli Bars. I don't know of anyone who didn't like them. If you ever get to southern Indiana, you can ride mine.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised there's no one around you. I tried Gen Mar bar risers, bah, sold them. I bought my Heli Bars and Sargeant seat on group buys here years ago. IMO they should have been OEM. I couldn't ride but 50 or so miles with the stock set up. I can ride all day with the bars and seat upgrade.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. My previous VFR was OK with the stock bars but in my advanced age I need a little more upright position. The Helibars do seem to get almost universal praise. I will go with them.
     
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    You won't regret them. For even more rise, install them without the factory lock wire so they are flush with the top of the forks...

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    Did you do the install yourself? Any tips to avoid foul language and the indiscriminate tossing of tools?
     
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    Yes I did. The worst part was removing the dampers from the old bars. One side was a BITCH, the other popped right out. If I did it again I would remove the bars, set them upright, and spray in the end with WD40 or similar and let it work for a bit. Your results may vary LOL. Also, unhook the cables at the top and move them to the inside of the fork tube. There won't be a lot of slack left, but there is enough.
     
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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I agree with Y2K. The Heli's for me are much more comfortable. The stockers hurt my elbows (?), with these I can ride for hours. I bought Vibranators to avoid the removal of the dampners. Made the job super easy. You could also get OEM from Honda too, not sure how much. There is a good step by step on here somewhere for 6Gen that I used, look for it if you are going to diy, its helpful. And the Sargeant seat is fantastic too. These two changes make the VFR a much more enjoyable Sport Tourer, IMO.
     
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    Do it...you will not regret it.....
    And as Y2K suggested raise them up....
     
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