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Old May 31st 2018, 12:52 PM   #11
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I've got a Tuono, Multistrada and 1299S, probably wouldn't need the Tuono if the 1299 was a bit more palatable for my aging bones.

So this is of interest to me as well...

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Old May 31st 2018, 01:26 PM   #12
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I've always known that Helibars were a way to raise the bar height; I just checked their website and they don't list the Panigale however.

I will admit that I have given this some thought very recently. The stock bars are plenty comfortable for me. However, if you've ever ridden with the Ducati Performance tankbag for the Panigale and do not have gorilla-length arms...it's awkward. The tankbag is huge, so I basically lean on it and by stretching my arms out I can reach the bars lol. This makes cornering rather interesting as well!
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Old May 31st 2018, 01:43 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by c6vette View Post
Thanks for the info! I checked out their site and they have 2 different types of clip ons...which do you have? Also how do you figure 15-20 hours of work? I've swapped clip ons on several other bikes in the past and it didn't take more than 2 hours or so being careful. Having never done it on a 1299 what is so different that it takes that long?
I am not going to tell you the long story as I said my set had faults. My set did not come with the right tube predrilled for the pins on the throttle etc. The front brake line extension was not crimped on one end.
Just disregard my post and work it out yourself.

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I just had a quick look at the website. Their website has completely changed in appearance but the key thing is I can see they have modified the variobars. Mine from 2013 do not look like what they are offering now. Previously they had pics of the bars on the bike. I am sure they have improved the product. Changeover probably only takes 30 minutes nowadays. Buy some and let me know how long it takes you to fit and adjust.

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Old May 31st 2018, 05:03 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by bradp51 View Post
I am not going to tell you the long story as I said my set had faults. My set did not come with the right tube predrilled for the pins on the throttle etc. The front brake line extension was not crimped on one end.
Just disregard my post and work it out yourself.

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I just had a quick look at the website. Their website has completely changed in appearance but the key thing is I can see they have modified the variobars. Mine from 2013 do not look like what they are offering now. Previously they had pics of the bars on the bike. I am sure they have improved the product. Changeover probably only takes 30 minutes nowadays. Buy some and let me know how long it takes you to fit and adjust.
Pictures?
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Old May 31st 2018, 06:22 PM   #15
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Pictures?
sorry chris photos are a bit of a pain on the site. perhaps search my posts back in 13 I put up a few posts with pics back then, at work and flat out here
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Old Jun 3rd 2018, 12:39 AM   #16
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I’m selling a used Motacc kit originally purchased from Detroit Ducati who have done several of these conversions from clip ons to handlebars. It really did turn my 1299 into Supersport like comfort, but worked best on the street only (I’m 6-3”). Although the kit allows for multiple heights and configurations, I didn’t like them on the track because The more upright position was awkward on the track. I just recently decided to convert the bike to a dedicated track bike and stopped riding roads. PM me if interested. I have plenty of pics on the multiple ways you can mount them. New braided brake clutch lines are included in the kit. Most configurations will require slight fairing trim and definitely remounting Brake and clutch reservoirs. All electrical worked as is, just needed rerouted.

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Hi, I researched and found the Gilles Variobars2... for about $579. Works amazing, with different degrees of angle adjustment as well. Check them out at gillestooling.com, cheers! P.s - I have them fitted on my Anniversario ( needed the extra height because of a bad accident to my neck)
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Originally Posted by kengray View Post
New owner here. I just picked up a 2016 1299S. Is there a way to raise the handle bars/clip-ons? I know there are aftermarket clip-on risers, but it looks like there will be clearance issues with the fairing at full steering lock. I was just hoping that maybe someone found a way around this. Thanks
Hi, I researched and found the Gilles Variobars2... for about $579. Works amazing, with different degrees of angle adjustment as well. Check them out at gillestooling.com, cheers! P.s - I have them fitted on my Anniversario ( needed the extra height because of a bad accident to my neck)
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Old Jun 5th 2018, 06:48 PM   #19
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Hi, I researched and found the Gilles Variobars2... for about $579. Works amazing, with different degrees of angle adjustment as well. Check them out at gillestooling.com, cheers! P.s - I have them fitted on my Anniversario ( needed the extra height because of a bad accident to my neck)
Can you post pictures?
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Old Jun 6th 2018, 01:49 PM   #20
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Honestly, I’ve tried, no luck at all...need a tutorial on how to post pics here. Check the Gilles website, all the pics of the variobars are there...
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