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JGIG73


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posted May 26, 2015 08:52 AM        
Triple Tree/Upper Clamp Install Questions

Hi all, wanted to see if anyone installed a top clamp/triple tree before that could answer some questions. I got an 08 ZX14 with a new billet triple clamp I want to install.

Does the front end have to be lifted to do this? What is the best way? I heard of using a jack under the oil pan, or somewhere under the bike. I could get access to a cherry picker at a shop, but where is the best place to strap it?

Is the ignition part of the old triple, and what is involved to swap them?

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posted May 28, 2015 11:49 AM        
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Hi all, wanted to see if anyone installed a top clamp/triple tree before that could answer some questions. I got an 08 ZX14 with a new billet triple clamp I want to install.

Does the front end have to be lifted to do this? What is the best way? I heard of using a jack under the oil pan, or somewhere under the bike. I could get access to a cherry picker at a shop, but where is the best place to strap it?

Is the ignition part of the old triple, and what is involved to swap them?


Yes all the weight needs to come off the front end.
Easiest and best way imho way is a block of wood under the exhaust and a floor jack.
Yes the ignition needs to be swapped. There are a couple ways to do it depending on what tools you have at your disposal.
Though they look like rivets they are really 2 screws with no tool removal heads on them.

Method one: cut large slots in the heads with a dremel equipped with a cut off wheel and cut large slots in them to use a large flat head screwdriver to unscrew them.

Method two : use a drill and large drill bit to drill the heads off . The ignition switch will come off and two little threaded studs will remain.

Method three: drill holes in the screws and use an easyout to un thread the screws.
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JGIG73


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posted May 28, 2015 08:25 PM        
I have a 2 Bros full system and heard some say that since the headers are such thin steel, it could crush under the weight, but seems to be fine with the stock headers. What about under the oil pan?
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INTIMIDA2OR


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posted May 29, 2015 06:41 AM        
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I have a 2 Bros full system and heard some say that since the headers are such thin steel, it could crush under the weight, but seems to be fine with the stock headers. What about under the oil pan?

Yeah they could crush , haven't had one crush in my shop yet but there's always a chance for a 1st .
The oil pan is fine just make sure all the weight of the bike isn't on the drain plug.
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JGIG73


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posted May 30, 2015 06:22 AM        Edited By: JGIG73 on 30 May 2015 13:24
Thanks for all the help and advice. Took quite a bit of work, but got it all done without problems.
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INTIMIDA2OR


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posted May 30, 2015 12:37 PM        
You're welcome!
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