Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

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Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby WnRn » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:34 am

Anyone know of any other top triple clamp that will fit the 650 without major surgery?

I want to be able to fit different bar risers. The clamp that is on my 650Z is molded into the top clamp.

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby Spyug53 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:02 am

Just a suggestion but how about cutting them off and filling things flush. Then drill for the new risers.

I don't know if that is possible as I haven't had the clamp off to look at the underside, but I have seen this done on other bikes.

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby WnRn » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:01 pm

I don't believe you can shave them down. Reason being because of what they are like underneath....

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby jcasey007 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:55 am

you can take the standard top tree and shave off the cast handlebar lugs. I did mine so I could fit 1 inch drag bars with 2 inch risers, here's a picture

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby WnRn » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:07 am

These are the bars I want to fit.. From Zombie Performance.

I would still need to drill holes in the clamp for the rider bolts to go through. The riser are turned due to the curve of the bars. A feature i love the look of. So shaving down the clamps might work.

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby jcasey007 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:34 am

Yes they should fit, because you will end up with two holes (from the original clamp), you will need to tidy it up with a blanking plate (I used 3mm copper as it suited the style) and under I used large, thick washers as it is not flat.

you could build up the dips underneath (and holes) with aluminium weld, Next time I take it off I will do this

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby WnRn » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:28 pm

That is perfect. I really like the brass you have used.

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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby Volker_P » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:30 am

I hope this is only a surface finish.
I would not like to have brass bolts and nuts at the steering (and hardly anywhere else at a motorcycle, too).
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Re: Top triple clamp that will fit the 650.

Postby jcasey007 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:52 am

No these bolts are high grade stainless steel that I copper plated the heads (like every bolt on the bike)


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