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Does anyone know if the steering lock will still work? Any known issues with just using the top clamp? Is it a straight swap with the stock (I'd rather not change the geometry of the bike)?

Found a used one 100 off of the new price considering it..
 

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Yes the steering lock will work. I have it installed on my 1198, a direct swap from stock. The tab that lock the steering lock came off cause I did not screw it tight enough, I lost it on a ride. I got a replacement from Speedymoto. I don't feel the change of the bike geometry (that was what I am afraid of). At first I moved the handlebars up, but could not get used to the ridding position so I put them back to their original position. Also when I swap out the to triple clamp I put the steering damper screws in reverse. It got corrected after a couple days. I think it is better to put the bike on a rear stand, if you do it yourself. I think it was a great purchase, definitely improve on the look.
 

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Thanks Black Horse, first real feedback I've gotten I even forgot to ask about the dampener. It's suppose to arrive next Monday can't wait to get started on it.


What are your thoughts about getting the full triple? It was in my plans down the line.
 

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Yes it will, the steering stop is on the bottom, not the top clamp. I'm sure you already know this, but replace the top triple is mostly a "bling" factor, just for looks only, which is fine if that's all you're going for.

You sure you don't want a geometry change? You could always buy my Ducshop 30 mm triples ;)
 
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Yes it will, the steering stop is on the bottom, not the top clamp. I'm sure you already know this, but replace the top triple is mostly a "bling" factor, just for looks only, which is fine if that's all you're going for.

You sure you don't want a geometry change? You could always buy my Ducshop 30 mm triples ;)
If I were to believe speed's sight there is some adjustment (change) in the ergo of the top trip vs the stock.

Yes I eventually want to go with the full boat, (lower) but I don't want to change too much too fast. The next change will be the forks and rear spring/shock but that will be next winter. I'm still not good enough to have a ton of money dumped into the suspension but I know that's my biggest bang for buck.

I also pick up an adjustable ride height and I doubt I will tinker much at first.
 

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My understanding of the Speedymoto top triple was that the parts that clamp around the forks are higher up. Meaning you could potentially more your clip-ons higher if you want. However, depending how much space you have left, that may or may not work for you. Before I took mine apart, the way it was setup, I only had about 6 mm distance from the top of the triple clamp to the top edge of the fork. I don't know how much higher the SM triple clamp is, but I'm guessing it's more than that, so for me that wouldn't have worked at all.
 

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I just ride on the street so never thought about the full triple. I am sure it would increase on the handling of the bike. I think if you do a lot of track days, and have the budget for it, it would be a great investment.

Thanks Black Horse, first real feedback I've gotten I even forgot to ask about the dampener. It's suppose to arrive next Monday can't wait to get started on it.


What are your thoughts about getting the full triple? It was in my plans down the line.
 
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