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The first thing to go on my bike was the huge Mickey Mouse mirrors.
Some may want to shame me, but for the price and the size, I am happy with these
https://www.amazon.com/HTT-Motorcycle-Adjustable-Mirrors-Kawasaki/dp/B01F86R7NI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=HTT+Motorcycle+Black+Adjustable+Heavy+Duty+Round+Street+Bike+Bar+End+Mirrors+7/8"+For+BMW+Suzuki+Yamaha+Honda+Kawasaki+Buell+Ducati&qid=1573905852&s=automotive&sr=1-1
I was able to loosen the screw in the arm and mount them directly onto the ends of the bars on the bobber, then lock them down with that scew.
There's no blur from vibration and the blue tint of the mirror works well at all times of day
 

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Has anyone fitted Halcyon 820 bar end mirrors to their Bobber?
Here you go, have had it on since last year. Fitted though to Thruxton handlebars that I swapped from OEM.

I also have the same on on my thruxton with clip ons, best made bike mirror in the world, me thinks.
Triumphrider!
Beautiful!!!!
That’s exactly what I wanted to see.
Thank you!

I have a TFC on order that uses the Thruxton R clip ons. I have a machine shop so making them fit won’t be a issue, but I wanted to see how they looked. To me the Halcyon mirrors are the most fitting mirrors for these bikes.

Also, can you tell me more about your tank strap and seat. Beautiful!

Thanks!
Scott.
 

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Yes Scott, some machining will be required as the “step out” on the Triumph clip ons prevent the design of the Halcyon from fitting. Easily able to adapt though with simple aftermarket clip ons.

The belt is simply the leftover shoulder strap piece from a man bag that I fitted for much needed storage.

The seat is a LaRosa seat designed for the bobber

You’ll notice this pic shows bobber specific clip ons as that’s what I had, but because I could not fit the Halycon mirror, for this and another reason, I elected to go a different route and use left over Thruxton bars with short risers..
 

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Yes Scott, some machining will be required as the “step out” on the Triumph clip ons prevent the design of the Halcyon from fitting. Easily able to adapt though with simple aftermarket clip ons.

The belt is simply the leftover shoulder strap piece from a man bag that I fitted for much needed storage.

The seat is a LaRosa seat designed for the bobber

You’ll notice this pic shows bobber specific clip ons as that’s what I had, but because I could not fit the Halycon mirror, for this and another reason, I elected to go a different route and use left over Thruxton bars with short risers..
Since you are about the only one I see with clip on type bars on a Bobber, how is the riding position and comfort?
I have a TFC on order and since I can’t sit on one I’m curious how she feels?

Thank you for the pics and response back.
Your bike is beautiful
 

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Since you are about the only one I see with clip on type bars on a Bobber, how is the riding position and comfort?
I have a TFC on order and since I can’t sit on one I’m curious how she feels?

Thank you for the pics and response back.
Your bike is beautiful
Ok, here’s my honest take. I’m not a big guy 5’8”, athletic, slim and used to do some amateur racing and always until recently had sport bikes so my endurance on seat time is(was) pretty good. I loved the thought and look of clip ons on a bobber, so after installing them last winter, ready for the riding season this year, I ended up in the hospital with a hip replacement that was long overdue, at 62 it’s the last thing I wanted.

I rode with clip ons for about a month and couldn’t find comfort however not in my back but my hip due to the mid controls. If I had rearsets somehow installed I would have been fine, so I knew I didn’t like the OEM bars as it’s too upright and wide and found a happy medium with the semi clubman Thruxton bars.

I do plan however on Re installing the clip ons this winter and figure the foot controls issue.

Personally I think the bobber with clip ons looks aces, great look.

Your case may be different and the clip on set up would work right out of the gate for you. Looking forward to seeing what you do. If you have a set of clubmans hanging around, put them on and see how it feels, it’s a pretty close set up.
 

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Since you are about the only one I see with clip on type bars on a Bobber, how is the riding position and comfort?
I have a TFC on order and since I can’t sit on one I’m curious how she feels?

Thank you for the pics and response back.
Your bike is beautiful
Ok, here’s my honest take. I’m not a big guy 5’8”, athletic, slim and used to do some amateur racing and always until recently had sport bikes so my endurance on seat time is(was) pretty good. I loved the thought and look of clip ons on a bobber, so after installing them last winter, ready for the riding season this year, I ended up in the hospital with a hip replacement that was long overdue, at 62 it’s the last thing I wanted.

I rode with clip ons for about a month and couldn’t find comfort however not in my back but my hip due to the mid controls. If I had rearsets somehow installed I would have been fine, so I knew I didn’t like the OEM bars as it’s too upright and wide and found a happy medium with the semi clubman Thruxton bars.

I do plan however on Re installing the clip ons this winter and figure the foot controls issue.

Personally I think the bobber with clip ons looks aces, great look.

Your case may be different and the clip on set up would work right out of the gate for you. Looking forward to seeing what you do. If you have a set of clubmans hanging around, put them on and see how it feels, it’s a pretty close set up.
Thank you.
First off, I’m glad your hip replacement was a success.
My current bikes are a 2016 Norton Commando SF. (Pictured below black with polished aluminum tank.) This has up right bar and mid controls. It’s comfortable for longer rides.

My other bike is a 2017 Norton Dominator Naked. (Pictured below with brushed aluminum tank and matte carbon fiber) This has factory clip ons and more rearward controls.
It only has 1/2” thick foam for a seat, long stretch and a more aggressive seating position. I can generally ride about 30-40 miles until I need to shake my wrist due to numbing.

I’m 6’ 175 pounds with a long reach and long inseam.

With the TFC Bobber, I wouldn’t have the option to swap to other bars as easily due to the yolks being different along with the Öhlins on the TFC.
 

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With the TFC Bobber, I wouldn’t have the option to swap to other bars as easily due to the yolks being different along with the Öhlins on the TFC.
From the pictures I've seen the TFC's clip-ons are on risers, which puts them above the yoke, so I would think they'll be pretty similar to stock in terms of comfort.
 

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With the TFC Bobber, I wouldn’t have the option to swap to other bars as easily due to the yolks being different along with the Öhlins on the TFC.
From the pictures I've seen the TFC's clip-ons are on risers, which puts them above the yoke, so I would think they'll be pretty similar to stock in terms of comfort.
The TFC clip ons are below the top yolk.
 

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The TFC clip ons are below the top yolk.
No, you misunderstand what I'm saying. :surprise:

While the TFC clip-ons are mounted below the yoke, they don't come straight out like traditional clips-ons. Triumph have put them on mini-risers lifting the TFCs virtual bar above the yoke, I believe they did the same on Thruxton?

This makes sense as most of their buyers are 50+, to them comfort is often more important than style. Were when you're in your 20s most bikers take the view - does it look good, is it fast, everything else is secondary! Which is why back in the day the Cafe Racer trend in England and Bobber trend in the States was driven by the young. The older generation loved their big fenders, screens, comfy seats, high bars and low pegs too much to start messing.
 

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The TFC clip ons are below the top yolk.
No, you misunderstand what I'm saying.


While the TFC clip-ons are mounted below the yoke, they don't come straight out like traditional clips-ons. Triumph have put them on mini-risers lifting the TFCs virtual bar above the yoke, I believe they did the same on Thruxton?

This makes sense as most of their buyers are 50+, to them comfort is often more important than style. Were when you're in your 20s most bikers take the view - does it look good, is it fast, everything else is secondary! Which is why back in the day the Cafe Racer trend in England and Bobber trend in the States was driven by the young. The older generation loved their big fenders, screens, comfy seats, high bars and low pegs too much to start messing.
What I’m trying to say is on the tfc you can’t fit any other bars without swapping the top yolk.
 
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