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    Gilles Variobars?

    I have LSL tour match clip-ons on my Blackbird, and I was thinking about swapping them to even a bit higher ones. I´ve also tried LSL Superbike bar, but for some reason I do prefer clip-ons, so I was thinking about Gilles Variobars. With 70mm rise I guess I need atleast new clutch and brake lines, but that´s no problem, they are old enough to need replacement anyway. Is there anything else about installing these I should be aware of? And also, with a quick Google search, I didn´t see them anywhere not being "out of stock" or "temporarily unwailable" in EU area. Anyone know a good place to order them from in EU?

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    Re: Gilles Variobars?

    I run vario bars on Daily Bird and the 70mm rise is about right for me. You will need to grind off a bit/all of the tang on the M/C to get the lines to run in a sensible manner.
    I bought my bars from Ebay, they come up periodically. Don't forget to look under later VFR800s that ran the 43mm forks, both sets that I bought were listed for the VFR.
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    Re: Gilles Variobars?

    Ok, I thought so too, that 70mm would be just right. VFR800s sets is a good idea, that I didn´t thought of. I remember reading sometime, that you had Andreani forks too in your Blackbird, I was thinking of those too. I have Hyperpro front springs now, I was thinking of upgrading them to Andreani. Omniaracing.com has those for sale, there´s option for weight and use of bikes, Track/Street/Mix Street&Track/Tourism, but I don´t know what that actually changes. My use for bike is mostly on the street, though I might try it on trackday´s sometimes. I´ve thought since new, that those Hyperpro´s are a bit too soft, what option would you suggest I order those Andreanis with?

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    Re: Gilles Variobars?

    When I ordered my Andreani I used street and gave my all up mass. They have been perfect for my needs after a little playing with the 'standard' settings. Can't see that you would need more for an occasional track day, even when I have had to carry out an emergency stop I have been some distance from bottoming the fork out.
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    Re: Gilles Variobars?

    I´ll make my order with those options too then, thanks.
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    Re: Gilles Variobars?

    Cbr4ever, the Andreannis are a great upgrade. I had them before my Busa upgrade front end. You'll be well pleased with them.
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