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Hey fellas!
I'm in the middle of taking off the clip ons on my SFS and I could use some wisdom from whomever has done it, I like to slip the top triple off the forks from the top but I'm seeing nothing but trouble unless there's a easy way that I can't see. The first time I took it off when I painted the frame everything came off so that doesn't count, the time I mounted the clip ons not too long ago I slid the forks down by hanging the bike from a rafter.
This time if possible, I would like to take the darn thing off from the top, the way I think should be possible without dismantling the whole bike. The problem is that the steering lock neck is tapered so when I lift the triple it stops against the other tapered side of the lock. Of course I took the 2 posts that hold the ignition off but the whole unit I believe is held by a bolt from down under where I can't get to, is there any other way that I'm not seeing or that's the only way?
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I think the best way is to slide the forks down. If you could manage to get the top triple off I think it would be a huge hassle getting it back on.

You may be able to loosen the clamps and slide the whole fork and tire assembly down enough to get the clip ons off. I recently did something similar on a Honda, but I had 2 extra sets of hands around.
 

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Thanks bud, yes, that's how I ended up doing it by sliding the forks down just like I did when I installed them, now I'm waiting for a new bar.
thanks for your imput! :)
 

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are you keeping the SF LaRossa?
Yup! I'm just going to try and make it ridable enough so my shoulder will last longer than half an hour worth of riding.
 

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Hey fellas!
I'm in the middle of taking off the clip ons on my SFS and I could use some wisdom from whomever has done it, I like to slip the top triple off the forks from the top but I'm seeing nothing but trouble unless there's a easy way that I can't see. The first time I took it off when I painted the frame everything came off so that doesn't count, the time I mounted the clip ons not too long ago I slid the forks down by hanging the bike from a rafter.
This time if possible, I would like to take the darn thing off from the top, the way I think should be possible without dismantling the whole bike. The problem is that the steering lock neck is tapered so when I lift the triple it stops against the other tapered side of the lock. Of course I took the 2 posts that hold the ignition off but the whole unit I believe is held by a bolt from down under where I can't get to, is there any other way that I'm not seeing or that's the only way?
Thanks for any imput.
I'm sort of confused by what you wrote. Why can't the top triple be lifted up after you unbolt the steering head nut (weird thing with lots of holes in it) with the special socket/tool? What part shown in the picture prevents the triple from being lifted up?

I'm just learning and I don't need to remove triple right now, but I may later when I re-pack the grease from the steering head bushings.

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-Ray
 

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I'm sort of confused by what you wrote. Why can't the top triple be lifted up after you unbolt the steering head nut (weird thing with lots of holes in it) with the special socket/tool? What part shown in the picture prevents the triple from being lifted up?


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The steering head nut doesn't need to be unbolted to take the top triple off, the part that interferes with the top from coming off is the part of the ignition block that also had the pin lock in it. If you look at the picture you should see the two parts are not even but tapered so when you try to lift the triple, the tapered part of it will contact with the opposite tapered part of the key block and since the 2 bolts are not the only ones that hold the unit to the frame, there isn't a way around it unless the fork get taken down and honestly it's a much easier solution even though I think the unit should come off from the top like the 10-1198 bikes and pretty much all the others.
 

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