Triple clamp help.

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  1. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    I'm in need of a set of triple clamps. I've searched for a used set in good shape without much luck. So now I've began looking at all the aftermarket companies. What do you guys prefer for a complete swap?

    I've been looking at the Emig racing setup and a few others out there but can't makeup my mind. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  2. alongat

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    A few questions so I can try to help direct you:
    1- is this an adventure or an SE (they're different)?
    2- what's wrong with yours?
    3- are you planning to use a steering damper and if yes, do you already have or know which you want?
    4- do you want really beautiful fancy orange blingy ones?
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    Guess I left out a good bit of info. The bike is a 2006 Adventure S. The factory bottom clamp is bent ever so slightly to where is causes the wheel to point slightly left when bars are centered. I removed the forks and spun them on V blocks to be sure they were straight (they are) and found the lower clamp to be the culprit. It's barely noticeble but I can't get it out of my head.

    I don't really care about a steering damper. After installing the proper springs and getting the calving dialed the bike handles like it's on rails but if I go with the Emig setup I'd go ahead and get the damper. As far as looks I am totally happy with the bare aluminum look.
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  4. Parx400

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    Just a warning , the emig clamps move the bars wayyy forward. If you run a straighter bar you may find there is a lot of reach. We’re talking 2 inches further forward. I was not of fan of them based on that alone.
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    That's the stuff I need to know. I like the bars positioned as the are now and don't want them any further forward. I'm really comfortable on the bike as it sets so maybe I'll just order a factory lower clamp and save the extra cash. Thanks for the info
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    Ya i was trying to make it work. It’s a shame cause the risers are off set wayyyy forward. I asked Gary emig if he would make me a set of risers in reverse so the off set would be all the way tword the rider. He would not do it even though he advertises custom stuff. Besides that so long as you run a 1 Piece top clamp on them they are fine. The 20mm off set is awesome in the sand.
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    image.jpeg Wow, I've never actually heard of a bent triple clamp before. Have you checked the usual bike salvage places like AZ Cycle and evil-bay?

    As for aftermarket clamps, I see someone has already commented on the EMIG above but there are other choices as well such as these from Italy (at €599). You'd use a Scott damper with them and they're available in adv or SE offset.
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    Think its quite common bending the triples on these bikes. Weak suspension from factory and people hit lots of things the suspension could not handle.

    Was tweaked on my US turd of a bike. Could be felt that there was a minimal bind in the forks cause of that.

    Ended up putting it in a big vise and using the fork leg as leverage and was able to get it good enough for now.

    But would jump on it if i find a reasonably priced replacement.

    Have been keen to buy some fancier setup for one of my other bikes so i would get an extra but not gotten around to it, and have a few other things i want to have sorted out before spending any money on anything right now.

    /Johan
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    I can admit that if I didn’t have so many other things to spend money on first, that blingy orange piece of alloy sculpture I posted above would be on my bike in a nanosecond :)
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    @DistortedAxis - he might have a pair or at least the lower clamp available...
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    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    Who makes that orange beauty from Italy?
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    Nik Racing: nikracingcomponents@gmail.com and speak with Nicola

    He’s got two models: one for 590€ wihcthe standard flit topped clamp and the lower top clamp in my photo above for 690€

    Sexy and worth at least twenty bling horsepower :)
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    I thought these were discontinued. I would love a set in 20mm
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    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    The Emig clamps are definitely still available. I called yesterday and he had an orange pair on the shelf with more being built in the next few weeks.
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    so is that 690 euros for top and bottom?
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    No I meant the ones from Italy.
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    Yes - €690 for top, bottom and steering tube and then €590 if you want the standard height top clamp

    Standard

    image.jpeg

    Lowered top clamp for raised front end - I believe the drop / rise is about 20mm

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    I've contacted Nick to find out availability of both models in both offsets (SE and ADV)...
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    I've just confirmed with Nick - these are 18mm (adv) offset only, not the SE 20mm and they are available in black or orange.
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    If you have good connections with him maybe you could ask for me if the lower part is compatible with the OEM upper?

    And if so if the lower part could be bought separately and price.

    Want to keep the scotts upper but might beef up the lower on my bike at home and get a replacement for my tweaked on the the US turd.

    /Johan
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