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I am looking into changing my handlebars to clubmans. How do I tell what size I need? It seems that I can only find them on-line. So I don't want to buy the wrong ones and find out that they do not fit. Any suggestions? all I know is that my bars are 7/8".
 

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I´ve put "Clubman" bars on three of my CX-es. They give a riding position that I like far better than the rather flat and wide original bars did.



They have to be fitted so they don´t touch the tank at full amplitude. It´s my understanding that the picture is showing them upside-down, which also is the way I´ve fitted them. I have no idea if and how they would clear the tank when fitted the other way and how that would affect the riding position.



Some CX owners have tried my bikes. Not everyone liked how they felt. To me there´s no alternative. Semi-crouched, narrower between hands. Wide bars give you better control (leverage) but even M´lady has managed to ride with Clubmans without problem.



I´m rather short - 174 cm (5' 8.5"), as is M´lady too.



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Yea, that pic shows them upside down. I had a set on my bike at one time (replaced with clip-ons). I didn't have an issue with tank clearance with my standard tank. You will however have a clearance issue with forks if you lower them in the triple tree. You might want to think about getting new shorter cables to replace the stock ones which will be too long after you install the clubmans (or just be creative when routing).



These are adjustable: http://omarsdtr.com/bars4.html



Not my bike, but you get the idea:

 

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does any body know the dimensions that work with the cx500? I see all kinds of different dimensions and I am concerned about tank and fork clearance.
 

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Rather than start a new thread I found this old one..Can anyone give a link to the clubman bars that would fit on the cx standard? I remember reading a write up by moto mucci where he gave a link to the seller ( HERE ) on ebay but there's different size clubmans on there. He said he only paid $37 shipped so that's about what id like to pay too
 

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I have clubmans on my 79 custom. I got mine from amazon. They measure 4.5" at the mounting with an 11.25" opening. In the picture above it looks like they are rotated forward rather than hanging straight down which is what I did as well to clear the tank.



Link to bars

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004P...9-8753395-2480429?ref_=cm_sw_em_r_am_ip_am_us



Link to pic if how I mounted...not great but hopefully you get can see

http://m1066.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/jdsun6780/1366553150_zps777b4856.jpg.html?o=3&newest=1
 
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