Test Rider: Josh Borne
Photography: Josh Borne
Company: Sick Innovations
Product: 50mm Sick Innovations Multi (fully) Adjustable Clip-ons, 7 Degree Sweep
Retail Price: $249.99
Test Bike: 2003 Kawasaki ZX6rr (636); Modified Full Fairing set up
- Front Forks: 2005 Kawasaki ZX6r (636)
- Upper Triple: Stock, flipped and cut down
- Handbrake: Magura 16mm
- Clutch Perch: RSC EZ-pull clutch
- Front Brake Master: 2003 stock Kawasaki ZX6rr master cylinder
- Extra: HEL steel braided brake lines, stock clutch and throttle cables
It has been about a month since I was able to add the fully adjustable SI Clip-ons to the Borne Freestyle ZX6rr. The first chance of riding with the new clip-ons was a weekend of shows at the Houston World of Wheels Car Show. I previously had SI Front and Side Mount clip-ons as well as stock Kawasaki clip-ons, and I feel I can give good comparative information between all the above.
In the past I have transferred from stock “flipped” Kawasaki clip-ons, to Front Mount SI clip-ons, to Side Mount SI clip-ons and now recently to the new Multi-Adjustable SI clip-ons. To see information about the Side and Front Mount SI clip-ons, please check here. The concept of the Multi Adjustable clip-on is by far the greatest ideas any company has ever came up with. Multi “fully” adjustable really means FULLY adjustable. From width, to height, to angle, to clip-on placement…these clip-ons can fit any motorcycle and any rider comfortably. They are available in 0-degree and 7-degree clip-on sweep applications. I prefer the higher rise and went with the 7-degree option.
The HEL stainless steel lines used with the Side Mount SI clip-ons still worked as well as the stock clutch cable and stock throttle cables. Depending upon placement and adjustment, certain applications may need extra long brake lines and/or clutch and throttle cables. The one thing I had to change is how the throttle cables were routed. Rather than out of the housing toward the front of the motorcycle and down to the left under the upper stay and lower triple tree, I change the path to have the cables come out of the housing toward the ground and behind the right fork tube. I ran my HEL stainless brake line through the inside of the forks, underneath the lower triple. The stock Kawasaki clutch cable is fairly long, and I routed it all the way around the forks and back to the clutch cover. Already having the upper modified for the previous Side Mount SI clip-ons, I did not have to make any body adjustments to allow the Multi Adjustable clip-ons to fit.
During the first day of riding, it did not take much to get used to at all. I did, however, make a few small adjustments throughout the day to find “my” perfect setting. That is one of the greatest attributes of the Multi Adjustable clip-ons…they can fit pretty much any rider and any application. The rider just needs to figure out what setting is best for them. Whether you prefer a wide or narrow setting, a high or low setting, a pushed out or pulled in setting, these clip-ons can deliver. My personal setting with the clip-ons has highly increased my stoppie control and extremely excelled my tank circle pull through capability. They are the greatest mixture of dirtbike bars and clip-ons available. The Multi Adjustable clip-ons give the best attributes of both worlds without the limitations of either.
The only downfall I noticed with the Multi Adjustable clip-ons is with the installation. It is difficult to get the settings on the right side to match up with the left side. There is limited markings on the individual pieces to show exactly where they are placed at with respect to other pieces. The clip-ons greatest attribute can be its greatest downfall. There is so much adjustment, it is difficult to keep track of what needs adjusted to equilize both sides. I talked to Ian about my installation issues and he said he would take care of the problem by adding setting marks to each piece for a small additional fee. With this issue resolved, these clip-ons are as close to perfection as one can get.
My overall opinion, the Sick Innovations Multi Adjustable Clip-ons are one of the best upgrades I’ve put on my Kawasaki. I truly believe they are a great upgrade for any freestyle rider, racer, or everyday commuter. The benefits of the Multi Adjustable clip-ons are endless. They can give a performance edge to any freestyle rider or racer and can also give comfort to any daily or long distance rider. Whether you are tall or short, prefer high dirt bike position or the low superbike feel, Sick Innovations has you covered.
-Durable mounts made of CNC machined 6061 Aircraft Aluminum
-Available in zero degree and seven degree sweep angles
-Quickly adjustable from an upward sweep angle, to a downward sweep angle
-Adjustable height, clip-on placement, clip-on angle, and bar width
-Great for comfort and performance
-Compatible for just about any size rider
-Compatible for streetfighter and full fairing applications
-Beneficial for stoppie positioning and tank trick pull throughs
-Variety of bar ends available
-Can be difficult to perfect and match side to side placement during installation
-May possibly need to replace cables or brake lines depending on adjustment
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