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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 6:11 am   #1 (permalink)
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Steering angle aduster

Hi Guys
Do you have to remove the top yoke to adjust the steering angle collar ?
It seems very tight to adjust with the yoke in place ?, unless there is a special tool you have to use .
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Just tried to move the collar with a c spanner but its really tight , is this right and does anyone know what way to turn it , clock or anti -clock if it matters ???

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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 6:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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I removed mine but was told it could be done using a shock spring collar spanner wrench and leaving the top clamp in place.
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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 7:13 am   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that , was it easy getting the yoke off ? , do you need a special tool to remove the yoke nut ?

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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 8:08 am   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what you mean by yoke, but you definitely have to take off the top triple, that, the dampner, and the lock bolt in the side of the neck was all I had to remove.
I will probably get some flack from someone here, but I very carefully used a large pair of channel lock pliers to turn the spanner eccentric to change the steering head angle.
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I'm not sure what you mean by yoke, but you definitely have to take off the top triple, that, the dampner, and the lock bolt in the side of the neck was all I had to remove.
I will probably get some flack from someone here, but I very carefully used a large pair of channel lock pliers to turn the spanner eccentric to change the steering head angle.
pSSH. I used a hammer and a screwdriver and tapped it around into place. Channel locks seem like the way to go!

And to OP, you dont have to take off the top nut to take off the top triple clamp. IIRC its 3 hex screws that clamp it onto each fork tube and the top nut, and then the steering damper if you have one. Itll slide right off. Takes a little massaging to get it back on, but its a slide on-slide off type of piece. No big deal.

OH! and if its so hard to turn... Did you losen up the two hex bolts on the steering stem collar? and take out the lock pin (also a hex bolt).. (Also in the collar) ????
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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 10:03 am   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for your advice , sorry over here we call the triple a yoke ! , but you knew what I meant ..
I`ll take of the triple and hopefully will be able to make the adjustment !!

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Hi Robbie,

Just curious, but why? What are you project planning to change to the steeper angle?
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Old Oct 26th, 2011, 2:27 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Fast750...

I don`t ride the road anymore after a big accident I had last year , so I bought the 999 just fro track days and endurance club racing .
I used it for the first time at Snetterton ( a track near me) and the bike was good but a little slow to turn in, I did drop the forks to 4 lines but it is still too slow for me so hopefully now the bike will tip in much quicker ..

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Gotcha Robbie. Good luck and ride safe.
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Depending on how far you are planning on going with setting up the bike's suspension.. IIRC Section8 posted long ago that setting the steering to the 23.5 angle, then installing a 27 degree set of triple clamps made for the best, fastest, and most stable setup for the front end of the XX9 bikes. They also warned that if your front end was dropped too much,(4 lines?) with stock triples, in the 23.5 setting, your front tire could contact the front of the engine under hard braking. Just another $.02 to add.. good luck and have fun!
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