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Old 04-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Twalcom or HDB Upper Clamp

Hey guys,

I am sure others have experienced the 'twisting' handlebars caused by Rox handlebar risers. I need to fix this very soon. Considering a solid top clamp. I really like the HDB setup, but there are so many options and no photos or descriptions. Unless I can get good info on the right top clamp from HDB, I am just going to fall back on the twalcom. I like how the HDB has all the attachments for the switches, but I am just not sure what to pick. Feedback? Pics? Thank you.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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HDB all the way. Call Paul from HDB, or even email him as I do due to timezones. he is knowledgable, and whats more a good bloke.

Think it will fit and it doesnt?....I had no problems exchanging a part with Paul due to my mistake.

....and think iof the switch holes as potential for future accessories...and for now as "making it "lighter"

Just tell him the bike, and what risers you have. Worst case, you might need to pleace your risers...but i doubt it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:12 AM   #3
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Well good then I have made my decision. I will always support companies like that. Plus it looks way cooler!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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Love my Hdb one, got a GPS mounted to it but its a great blank template for whatever you want to mount.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #5
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HDB! Buy from a fellow rider not a huge corporation. Support the community, and HDB is quality stuff!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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I just installed a set of Rox risers with my HDB guards. At first glance it looks like the two aren't compatible because the risers change the side-to-side spacing between the top clamp bolts. (Side to side meaning the space between the h/b holders.) However, if you flip one of the risers and install it to the inside of the h/b holder, leaving the other one to the outside, the spacing works. I can post a pic if my description isn't clear.

So here's another vote for HDB.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #7
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A picture would be great! I have already made my decision, just haven't ordered yet.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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The 106mm should work with ROX Risers.

Unfortunately shipment cost to Europe makes it impossible for me to get a HDB clamp ...

Update: Shipment have been sorted, and I will receive a top clamp shortly :-D


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Old 04-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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Pic

I tried posting a picture but I can't get it to work. Sorry.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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I am looking strongly at the HDB top clamp. It looks really cool. Does anyone know what risers work best with it or if HDB makes a riser for the F800GS.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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I am looking strongly at the HDB top clamp. It looks really cool. Does anyone know what risers work best with it or if HDB makes a riser for the F800GS.
um....clicky clicky....wow!

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...placementparts
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Finally got it to work!

Here's the Rox risers installed with the HDB clamp. I didn't have to do anything with my brake line but I did reroute the clutch cable to the back side of the triple tree. I removed the stupid metal clip bolted to the tree that the cables are routed through, and then re-routed the clutch cable.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
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^^^^^^Just my 2 cents worth but I wouldn't ride with the way you have the bars set up. Any vibration and suddenly you are holding a handlebar not attached to anything. Others may chime in that I'm wrong but I would error on the safe side.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #14
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I agree, turn that riser around!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:54 AM   #15
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