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Old 08-27-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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For you guys that run aftermarket clipons for your bike whatís the easiest way to but them on? Especially for a 07 GSXR-1000. Iím thinking either to remove the top tree and slide the new ones on or lower the fork tubes low enough to slide the old ones out and the new ones in below the top tree. Either way better then the other or anything to look out for? Looks pretty straight forward just figured Iíd ask first.
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No need to remove the triple if it's a two peice clamp. If it's the one peice clamp, obviously, you'll have to remove the top triple clamp.
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yeah it's the vortex ones so it's a one piece. Plus the stock is one piece so that's another reason I got the vortex over like Woodscrafts 2 piece setup. Would have to do the work anyway
So removing the triple is probably the better way to go over lowering the fork tubes? There's no bearings to mess with that far up?
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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I usually measure the distance from the top of the forks to the top of the triple them slide the tubes down far enough to remove the stockers and install the Votex ones. Then slide the forks back up to the previously measured height.

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It depends on what type of stand you may or may not have for your front end and also how the cables and controls are routed on your bike.

I prefer the method of removing the top triple myself. If you have a pin stand that lifts from the botton triple this may be a better option for your bike depending on how things are arranged.
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I have both stands actually, but yeah I can use the pin stand I got for this. I was thinking lowering the fork tubes down like Kawi JM says would be the easier way to do it I just got to remove my fairing though to get to the bolts on the lower fork because my ram air tubes are in the way. Not to big a deal with race skins though. Good idea on remembering to get my measuring first before unstalling them.
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I don't like removing the top clamp, because you can mess up the tension on the steering head. Overtightening or undertightening it in the process. Sliding the forks out is just pinch bolts on the forks, 20# tourqe I think.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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yeah and something like that was what I was afraid of messing up. Thanks for the advice again.
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