Review date - 4/10/14
I've been very impressed with the quality of woodcraft, and the clip-ons are no different. For Honda people, aftermarket clip-ons are hard to find due to the stock bars having a 1.5" rise built in to clear the fairings (most clip-ons are straight without the rise). The Woodcraft clip-ons come in three parts; the clamp for the fork tube (two parts), a mount for the handle bar, and the handle bar itself. The two parts for the fork tube is a great part of the design. It allows the clip-on to be removed or installed without having to take off the top clamp (or steering dampener, etc.). The mount for the handle bar mounts to the fork clamp with three bolts and uses a single bolt to clamp down on the handle bar. The handle bar itself is adjustable in and out to get it to the perfect spot. That, combined with the fact you can rotate the clamp on the fork, gives the Woodcraft clip-ons the ability to be very adjustable. The handle bar on the throttle side needs to be drilled for the brake and throttle stop pins, but is a very quick and easy job. Here are a few things I have learned after taking them off and putting them on a few times;
- Position the throttle as far out on the handle bar as possible. That way that position can be moved in using the clamp on the fork (would't work the other way around).
- Mark their position with a pen or index mark. That way you can put them back in the exact same spot. Do the same with the handle bar location in the clamp.
- The bolts seem to be easily stripped, so be cautious and make sure the allen wrench is all the way into the hole.
- Use a thread lock such as "Locktite" on all bolts. The last thing you want is a clip-on coming loose.