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01-06-2003, 08:51 AM
I've been thinking about getting the Giles clip-ons, then I noticed on the Cyclecat site that they have a very nice set for the Mille. Does anyone know if they'd interchange with a Falco?
01-06-2003, 04:04 PM
I currently have a set of Gilles risers, having replaced a set of Two Bros with them. I took a look at the Cycle Cat site, and it appears that the CycleCat risers may suffer from the same problem I had with the TwoBros ones: Namely the risers attache to the FRONT of the collar, forcing you to trade the comfort gains from the increased height away because of increased reach. In the case of the 2Bros, it cost me steering lock and was no more comfortable than the OEM setup. So I sold them and bought the Gilles jobbies.
Here's a pic from CycleCat:
And a pic from my bike:
Notice that the Gilles risers mount so they actually come CLOSER to you. That's MUCH more comfortable, and doesn't cost you any steering lock. The Gilles risers also convert from risers to straight clip-ons with a couple allen bolts (NO SCREWING WITH YOUR SWITCHGEAR!!!) if you are interested in track days and the like.
If your heart is set on the Cycle Cat ones, the Falco uses the same forks as the standard Mille (53mm at the top), so anything that fits Mille will bolt on to Falco.
FYI - the bar end weights are a bit of a PITA (use a strap wrench to hold the bar end from spinning), and there is a second bolt underneath that attaches the clip-ons to the bottom of the triple clamp.
The Gilles risers are also cheaper than the CycleCat ones: $370, instead of $515.
01-06-2003, 04:30 PM
You bring up a good point about reach (probably the most important thing to address). I think that I recall you saying you went with 80mm risers and did not have to fit longer brake lines or throttle cables? It looks from your picture like this took some creative cable routing. Is that true and are there any other issues to be aware of? TIA
01-07-2003, 12:32 PM
Yah - Creative cable routing...
Gilles actually recommend 60mm rise, and not 80. At the time they had no 'approved kit' for a Falco, so I stuck a ruler in there and eyeballed it. 80mm works, but it's REAL tight on the throttle cables, so I re-routed them to run above/behind the triple in stead of in front/below. I'm sending off a set of Futura cables to Motion Pro to have 90 degree bends installed on the throttle body side. The clutch line was pretty marginal as well, though I deemed to fine after popping it out of it's plastic guide near the headstock. I later installed an Evoluzione clutch slave and used that as an excuse for a custom-length steel line. Works GREAT.
01-27-2003, 06:24 PM
If anyone is interested in selling their Falco Clip On's I am in need of a set. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a price.
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