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The bars on the Ninja 400 appear to be on the high side so I'm picking a few rider who like to tuck will swap them out for some aftermarket ones.

Add any info you have onto this thread please.
 

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Question: Can one of you guys who has a bike tell me if the OEM bars are made from aluminium or steel? A magnet will be useful if you cant tell by looking. Thanks.

The OEM bars on my CBR300 were steel and weighed a ton. I saved 1.5kg of weight that sat high on the bike by swapping them out for aluminium clip ons.
 

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Question: Can one of you guys who has a bike tell me if the OEM bars are made from aluminium or steel? A magnet will be useful if you cant tell by looking. Thanks.

The OEM bars on my CBR300 were steel and weighed a ton. I saved 1.5kg of weight that sat high on the bike by swapping them out for aluminium clip ons.
They are steel. As for mounting under the triple tree plate, the raised portion won't clear the plate. Pic attached to see the way the stock pars are mounted.
 

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They are steel. As for mounting under the triple tree plate, the raised portion won't clear the plate. Pic attached to see the way the stock pars are mounted.
Thanks Bro, I see what you mean. As soon as you said the word STEEL they were gone anyways. :smile_big:
 

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Remember that when you install clip-ons your going to lose over 50% of your turning radius. If you dont install the bump stops you will be hitting your fairings and gas tank.
Depends on the bike, I got away with it on both my CBR's but it was snug. I had to use Woodcrafts with a 1" riser on the 250 to clear the top of the fairing just below the bar whereas with the 300 I could use the lower hanging Vortex clip ons due to a change in the fairing design between models.

The Woodcrafts were very well made but I dont like the height of the clamp esp as these clip ons will be sitting on top of the yoke and fully visible. Ditto the ebay cheapies, same issue for me.
The Vortex have a lower clamp height and the Gilles tooling ones that @Rm1sner mentioned look good too but they dont seem to do the clamp in black which would match the Ninja 400. Also they want $48 USD for postage to NZ!

So... At this stage I'm erring towards the Vortex with the 7 degree drop in black.
 

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Depends on the bike, I got away with it on both my CBR's but it was snug. I had to use Woodcrafts with a 1" riser on the 250 to clear the top of the fairing just below the bar whereas with the 300 I could use the lower hanging Vortex clip ons due to a change in the fairing design between models.

The Woodcrafts were very well made but I dont like the height of the clamp esp as these clip ons will be sitting on top of the yoke and fully visible. Ditto the ebay cheapies, same issue for me.
The Vortex have a lower clamp height and the Gilles tooling ones that @Rm1sner mentioned look good too but they dont seem to do the clamp in black which would match the Ninja 400. Also they want $48 USD for postage to NZ!

So... At this stage I'm erring towards the Vortex with the 7 degree drop in black.
On both of my Kawi's I lost turn radius, the N300 lost almost 70% really sucked in traffic when I would have to ride it in town (which was rarely) but they are track bikes and you dont really need a lot of turning.
@Kiwi Rider, thanks for sharing and your knowledge.
 

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On both of my Kawi's I lost turn radius, the N300 lost almost 70% really sucked in traffic when I would have to ride it in town (which was rarely) but they are track bikes and you dont really need a lot of turning.

@Kiwi Rider, thanks for sharing and your knowledge.
My eBay cheapies will be in today to try out and my Gilles will be in tomorrow or the next day. I don’t think I’ll lose much as I’ll be mounting above the triple tree. I’ll confirm what happens later on today when I get home.
 

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Ebay Clip ons

So I installed the eBay clip ons to check them out before my Gilles get here. They actually aren’t that bad, they get very close to the riding position I want and retain the full turning radius if you mount them on top of the triple tree. The only issue is that the clamp is too tall for the forks, they would be perfect if they had the short clamp that comes with the Gilles. 4E2D29BB-8335-4681-B660-C816F7E72A70.jpg
 

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So I installed the eBay clip ons to check them out before my Gilles get here. They actually aren’t that bad, they get very close to the riding position I want and retain the full turning radius if you mount them on top of the triple tree. The only issue is that the clamp is too tall for the forks, they would be perfect if they had the short clamp that comes with the Gilles. View attachment 337
Yeah it's a pity someone isn't doing a cheapie with a short clamp height. By time I pay freight I will be looking at $200 USD for the Gillies and the colour is not black.

I found these ones today made by Italian company Bonamici that look well made and go under the top yoke, hence the short riser. The only kicker is the $199 price tag!

https://www.motodracing.com/bonamici-kawasaki-ninja-400-clip-ons-41mm
 

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Yeah it's a pity someone isn't doing a cheapie with a short clamp height. By time I pay freight I will be looking at $200 USD for the Gillies and the colour is not black.
Take them somewhere to get powder coated? I've done that with some aluminum parts I machined and they look great and the coating is fairly durable. Or better yet, get them type 3 anodized. Powder coating is probably cheapest, cost me about $30 for some smallish parts.
 

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Yeah it's a pity someone isn't doing a cheapie with a short clamp height. By time I pay freight I will be looking at $200 USD for the Gillies and the colour is not black.

I found these ones today made by Italian company Bonamici that look well made and go under the top yoke, hence the short riser. The only kicker is the $199 price tag!

https://www.motodracing.com/bonamici-kawasaki-ninja-400-clip-ons-41mm
I don’t have any experience with them but DanMoto makes some really adjustable clip ons. The are priced at 107 UsD.
 

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Yeah it's a pity someone isn't doing a cheapie with a short clamp height. By time I pay freight I will be looking at $200 USD for the Gillies and the colour is not black.

I found these ones today made by Italian company Bonamici that look well made and go under the top yoke, hence the short riser. The only kicker is the $199 price tag!

https://www.motodracing.com/bonamici-kawasaki-ninja-400-clip-ons-41mm
Not to hijack this thread, but thats one thing I like about forums. When people post links to websites I have never seen and find something new when I go to them.
 

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Does anyone have a measurement of how much clamping surface is available on top of the triple tree once the stock bars are removed?
 

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Does anyone have a measurement of how much clamping surface is available on top of the triple tree once the stock bars are removed?
You probably know this but you can slide the forks in the triple tree to suit a different clamp height if need be.
 

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Okay so anyone find some good clip ons that dont need require me to mess with the 2 fork nuts "dont wanna scratch them" and also that allow bar ends to be installed
 

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Okay so anyone find some good clip ons that dont need require me to mess with the 2 fork nuts "dont wanna scratch them" and also that allow bar ends to be installed
I'm currently running the Danmoto ones. The fit perfectly on top of the triple tree but sadly, they are solid bars so no bar ends and I can't use my bar end mirrors. I like them enough that I'll just run without mirrors. Lol
 

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I'm currently running the Danmoto ones. The fit perfectly on top of the triple tree but sadly, they are solid bars so no bar ends and I can't use my bar end mirrors. I like them enough that I'll just run without mirrors. Lol
and chance you can post a photo? i wanna see how they look ontop of the tripple tree and if the forks extrude ect
 
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