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Modrummer
Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looking to buy the upper triple clamp and clip ons from a firebolt . Thinking about trying to do a clipon swap on my Lightning.

(Message edited by modrummer on January 09, 2018)
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Rtlll
Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good evening Modrummer,

PM sent on parts I have for sale from my 2007 XB12R

Thanks,

Rick
rtlll@yahoo.com
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Modrummer
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Still looking...
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Phelan
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not gonna work without significant mods. The keyswitch is different between models and mounts differently, and there are no headlight module mounting provisions on the Firebolt upper triple clamp the way the Lightning/Uly top clamp has. Better option is to remove the security clips on the forks to push them up in the trees an inch or so and mount some Vortex, Woodcraft, or other brand 54mm clip ons to try the position.
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Screamer
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sliding the fork tubes up an inch will change the geometry/handling (how severe - I don't know). I've swapped triple clamps the other direction (putting an S clamp on my R). In my case it required a new switch and a little fabricating.
Dropped bars shaped like an 1125cr or similar handlebar solutions may be an easier path.
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Phelan
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes it will, but there's not headlight mounting provisions with an R top triple, and the clipons and ignition switch would interfere with the native location of the headlight modules and dash panel. Some significant fabrication would be required. The other option would be clip ons under the Lightning triple, but the modules are still in the way for typical clip on mounts, not to mention any handlebars dropped that low would require drilling holes in the modules for routing clutch and throttle cables anyway.
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Screamer
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Phelan, I don't disagree.
There were a few S models in the Milwaukee area that were running R bars. One owner had traded triple clamps with me. I saw his results and I understand the amount of fabrication required, I just wanted to raise awareness of the risks (which may be low) of sliding the tubes up in the triple clamp.
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Modrummer
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the input, but MOST of that doesn't apply to me. I'm not running the stock headlight or gauge setup (7" LED round lamp, custom bucket, RFID ignition).

I have considered aftermarket clip ons, and if I don't find a cheap Firebolt upper triple clamp soon than I will go that route. Was just hoping someone had one laying around cheap so I could save some money since I'm on a budget.

Still looking for Firebolt Upper triple clamp if anyone has one!
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Phelan
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have a Firebolt top clamp but no bars. $40 shipped.
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Modrummer
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Phelon: Sent you a PM, thanks!
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Modrummer
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 09:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure if you got my PM phelon, shoot me a message when you get a minute.
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