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Hi all. I will be purchasing a SV950 racer ( I wanted an SV950 but this is the only one available for the price in my area) next week and I want to know if it is possible to do something about the riding position. I like the bike and it suits my needs apart from the cafe racer style clip on bars. I need a set of bars that are one or two inches higher so does anyone know if this is possible without too much expense. Either raised clip ons or some way of mounting bars across the top of the yoke or even a replacement yoke that mounts standard bars. I have done a search but come up blank.
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Hi MC, are we talking XVS950 here? If so you can probable find a lot more info on the Bolt forum , as it is bigger , and , like the SCR, your XVS was derived from the Bolt.
I would also recommend the Bolt riders UK XV950 Owners group on Facebook as a source of info.
Happy riding!
MC your more then welcome to stay we are desperately short of numbers, our last meet was held in a small shed, we have bolstered numbers by registering our pets!
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MC your more then welcome to stay we are desperately short of numbers, our last meet was held in a small shed, we have bolstered numbers by registering our pets!
Oh you are so sad! where is your pride man?🤣🤣🤣 I was just giving him the best advice I could...
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Hi MC, are we talking XVS950 here? If so you can probable find a lot more info on the Bolt forum , as it is bigger , and , like the SCR, your XVS was derived from the Bolt.
I would also recommend the Bolt riders UK XV950 Owners group on Facebook as a source of info.
Happy riding!

Hi all. I will be purchasing a SV950 racer ( I wanted an SV950 but this is the only one available for the price in my area) next week and I want to know if it is possible to do something about the riding position. I like the bike and it suits my needs apart from the cafe racer style clip on bars. I need a set of bars that are one or two inches higher so does anyone know if this is possible without too much expense. Either raised clip ons or some way of mounting bars across the top of the yoke or even a replacement yoke that mounts standard bars. I have done a search but come up blank.
I would think he does means XV950 (Bolt) in the US.

I really can’t see the point of getting the Racer variant though, and then wanting to change the bars’, when the Bolt/XV950 is available. Take a look at these pictures of each, currently on eBay (U.K.)……the only difference is the bars!!! :ROFLMAO:

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Each to their own like, but seems a lot of unnecessary trouble…..

Looking at the Racer, I also don’t know how easy it would be to make the bars more ‘conventional’. I’m sure it is possible, but again, what’s the point……? :rolleyes:

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I think its pretty easy to put bars on the cafe racer.
There's a cover over the holes in the top triple clamp where normal bars mount.
You need the mounts and 7/8 bars, most dirt bike parts will fit right on it. This will be very cheap to do if you use used dirt bike parts.
If you go more than a few inches higher than the stock clip ons, you'll need the cables off a SCR.
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On the Bolt C-Spec the bars are attached to the frame tubes. I was looking at one before I bought my SCR950. After talking to the head mechanic at the Yamaha dealer, I didn't buy it. You are literally going to have to change the triple clamp to install new bars. Or find one on a wreck regular Bolt to use. I have known the mechanic for over 30 years and we used to race together, so I trust him.

Don't forget the cables are shorter on the C-Spec. So you will be replacing a lot of cables
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