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Old 02-12-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Trick! New Triple Clamp

G'day
Just would like to show off my new Ralle-Moto triple clamp that has now finally been finished. For whole story go here in Vendors at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853064
This is the first one to be finished off properly. I think it's awesome!
Raises the fender 15mm or so which is real good for my Woody's 21" front wheel setup.
I reckon that the bike feels better with more feed back available with less deflection and flexing.
So when the rest of you start receiving your orders, I'd like to know what ya's think.







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Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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It really does look nice ;)

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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Added to the "100 threads"...

84. HOW ABOUT A 21" FRONT WHEEL? ANYBODY DONE IT? CLEARANCE ISSUES?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495376
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663107
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853064 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Vendors)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862561 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Oilhead Boxers - discussion/feedback)
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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My Project 21" wheel finished

So I've had my Woodys 21" wheel for a while now (Dec last year). But it's taken some time to get this triple clamp installed. No thanks to Southbank BMW who refused to install it while I was on a trip through to Tassie.

Anyhow it arrived with my original triple clamp and the ball joint re-installed in the new clamp.

Some photos with the new wheel.





Very happy with the setup. While the clearance is not huge with the 21" fitted. As I've found that even with my Dr650 and its high front guard it can still get so clogged with mud that it will stop turning. Just means that I have to pull the guard off a bit earlier.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Good on ya!
Tip- put 2 x 2, 6mm s/s flat washers on top of fender at the rear bolts.
It jacks the front of fender up a touch. Makes less of a wedge shape for shite to get stuck.
(tiny bit closer gap at rear, could be the better option)

How does it feel to ride?
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Good Tip , Taa.

Good tip Quriky, I have some new ss screws on order to fit the mud guard (only had 10mm hex bolts ss tho) install now.

Mostly I don't end up in sticky mud. Just bull dust and sand! in a few weeks I will plan a 2 day trip out and about with a few night camping out. Will cross Ernest Giles rd to King Canon, and back via the Marrine loop rd. Both good dirt roads, so don't expect any issues. But close enough to home incase I do find some problems.



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Good on ya!
Tip- put 2 x 2, 6mm s/s flat washers on top of fender at the rear bolts.
It jacks the front of fender up a touch. Makes less of a wedge shape for shite to get stuck.
(tiny bit closer gap at rear, could be the better option)

How does it feel to ride?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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Ride Feeling, day 1.

Sorry did not answer the 'feeling' part of your post.

SO i already have a few 21" adventure style bikes in my possession, a Suzuki Dr650SE, a Honda XRV750 (in europe). The 21" GSA1200 feels completely normal to me. Yes the steering is a bit slower or not so sharp compared to the 19" (the GSA is no racer anyhow). But in no way werid or strange. it is of course a bit higher off the ground, and I will need to readjust headlight level etc.

As I mentioned in another post here, I will take it for a 2 night bush trip to get some more feed back on it dirt manners (in a few week time). I expect this to be fine too.

One think I did notice when re-assembling the front end was now easy it was to align the forks with the top fork yokes/brace. This was much easier than with the standard lower triple clamp. Suspect this is because there is more surface area clamping on the forks. And this forces/ get the forks aligned. I've had a few times (Once when the bike was transported in the back of a ute, but strapped in to one corner diagonal across the ute bed). That the forks became slightly twisted, resulted in the bars being at a slight angle. I don't think this new clamp will let this happen any more.




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Good on ya!
Tip- put 2 x 2, 6mm s/s flat washers on top of fender at the rear bolts.
It jacks the front of fender up a touch. Makes less of a wedge shape for shite to get stuck.
(tiny bit closer gap at rear, could be the better option)

How does it feel to ride?
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