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Old 11-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Woodcraft Clipons question.

I got my Clipons in the mail yesterday. They are very nice may I add. Anyhow, I go to mock them up and......what is this, they don't fit!

So let me guess, I need to take off that metal sleeve around the fork right. And I take it, I am suppose to remove the top triple to do so?

Thank you for your help.
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If you remove the sleeve you'll have to run after market headlight ears as the stock one's bolt to the studs on that sleeve.

Just cut them down the height of the clip ons. Then you can keep the stock ears and have room to mount the clip ons up top.


...and yeah you have to pull the top triple.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't have to pull the top clamp

I've done this and love the result.
Take the headlight off, drop the fork legs out, tubes out and cut away.
It's a bit of a drag aligning the tube/top rubber/bar clamp when putting the fork legs back ...but easy enough.

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Funny, before I bought the bike I was wondering how the got those bolts to work on the fork. Now I know.

Thank you very much!
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I know you're asking everyone else a question ... but im new to this and i was wondering if you bought the 41mm clip ons for your 2013 Thruxton? and did you have to buy the 1" harley bars to fit the electronics? i plan on buying my stuff soon as well...

please post how hard the install was and how you like it after youre finished!
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I know you're asking everyone else a question ... but im new to this and i was wondering if you bought the 41mm clip ons for your 2013 Thruxton? and did you have to buy the 1" harley bars to fit the electronics? i plan on buying my stuff soon as well...

please post how hard the install was and how you like it after youre finished!
Hello, I bought the 41mm clipons. I got them on ebay. They were listed as 41mm, 1in. for Thrux. They have a 7 degree angle. These are made for our bike. The bars come with the kit. I paid $167.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2012-TR...7f1c3d&vxp=mtr

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sprso, pulling the fork legs is a much bigger pain then just supporting the bike and pulling the top triple.

It's one nut and two bolts to pull the top triple. Easy as pie and you don't have to remove all the front suspension. No idea why you would think pulling the front suspension off the bike would seem like a better idea than just removing the top triple. It's 10x the work, and you have to realign the suspension when done. Pulling the top triple will take 10 minutes and nothing comes out of alignment since the fork legs are still held by the bottom triple.


redsosohorrid1- Woodcraft make a 1" clip on for the Thruxton. Which is what 700 bought.
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sprso, pulling the fork legs is a much bigger pain then just supporting the bike and pulling the top triple.

It's one nut and two bolts to pull the top triple. Easy as pie and you don't have to remove all the front suspension. No idea why you would think pulling the front suspension off the bike would seem like a better idea than just removing the top triple. It's 10x the work, and you have to realign the suspension when done. Pulling the top triple will take 10 minutes and nothing comes out of alignment since the fork legs are still held by the bottom triple.
Geez, since you put it that way. I was going to go the other route until you mentioned this. You woudn't happen to have the torque specs on the center nut? Thanks for sharing.

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Geez, since you put it that way. I was going to go the other route until you mentioned this. You woudn't happen to have the torque specs on the center nut? Thanks for sharing.
Yeah, idk why people always want to pull the fork legs. There's a preload nut that holds the stem into the steering head anyway so it shouldn't fall out.

While not the Thrux, I've had the top triple on my 748's off several times to get to stuff and never once had a problem.

Torque spec I do not have. Probably not much I would imagine, maybe 15ft/lb or so.
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Yes, just pull the top triple clamp, I put the woodcrafts on mine this way, no need to pull the forks out.

Here are the torque specs you'll need:
Top Yoke Nut : 65Nm
Top Yoke Pinch Bolts : 27Nm
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