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    Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 08:19
Need to replace a clip on but never had the top yoke off before. Seems straight forward enough ( famous last words!) Anything to look out for. Do i need the weight off the front end?

Gen2 factory if it makes a difference 
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You could always drop the front wheel out and slide the fork leg down.
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Gen2 factory top yoke nut is very difficult to remove,if you dont have the right tool.
I nearly stripped mine.
The best way is to slide the forks down,one by one,and install the clipons.
This the way i installed mine,without any problems
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 17:04
Make sure you re torque the top yoke pinch bolts correctly.
Over do it and the top yoke will crack.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 18:24
I think im going to leave the yoke as is and go for the fork removal option thanks for the advice fellas. I only need to replace the right side so i can leave the clutch side alone. Anything to watch out for dropping a fork out never had to do tgat either.  I have an abba stand with the front arm lift.
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At reassembly I'd slacken all the bolts and re torque in the proper order from the wheel up after a bounce just in case something is twisted
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You only need to slide it down a few inches, really simple job to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 20:48
Nothing's ever simple in my garage mate hahaha I always seem to run into some issues but I appreciate the tip didn't think of dropping the fork. 

So to be clear its :  

Front wheel out 

Loosen bottom yoke bolts

Loosen clip on bolts

Loosen top yoke bolts

Slide fork down enough to get the clip on out

Slide fork back in

Nip up all the bolts

Wheel back in

Bounce front to settle 

Torque all the bolts up from the wheel up

Sound about right??? Is the little brass bit screwed into the top yoke from the clip on or just there to get the angle right? I gave a strong suspicion that its sheered off from the impact. The whole clip on was pushed forward and i re set it after the tumble didn't realise until now it was even there Embarrassed
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It's been a few years since I took mine off and can't remember if it's bolted underneath, but the rest is as you've described, might be worth if you have a couple of small wedges tapping them into the yokes to open them slightly as if it's to tight on the fork legs can mark the anodising. I find it easier to rotate the fork slightly as you pull it through the yoke.
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Don't forget to undo your mudguard.
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Top yoke just unscrew the yoke nut and the two blots tap it off the bottom yoke will hold it do it on its stand if you want?
Take clip on off buddy it's simple 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 21:27
great tips i love this forum thanks I'll order the clip on ive found and get on with it next week once its arrived . Ill check the manual it must be in there. 
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bottom yoke it's wheel out forks mud guard top yoke is simple take about 10 mins with a new clip on if that if your fast 
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Do you want my number al talk you though it av done loads of clip on removal takes about 20 mins for both buddy 
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Originally posted by markrsvr15 markrsvr15 wrote:

Top yoke just unscrew the yoke nut and the two blots tap it off the bottom yoke will hold it do it on its stand if you want?
Take clip on off buddy it's simple 

Apparently the nuts a bastard on the factory where as the showa forked model has a hex bolt that comes off much easier . I think either way SHOULD BE  simple but nothing is ever simple when im on the spanners .
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av had both mate all bikes are same for top yoke if it a motocroos bike to a classic 
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factory gen 2 are Alan keys 
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av sent a pm mate honest no need for all that work 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2018 at 21:52
Got your pm Mark thanks.  Top yoke is 100% a 26mm socket Allen bolts to secure the yoke to the forks and the same for the clip ons. Id take a picture but im at work. I'll give you a shout if needs be thanks again 
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No worries mate you can do it on its side stand the bottom yoke will hold it. Give us a ring when you are doing it don't mind been on phone 10mins to help you out mate 
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Yeah it's the same thing I got it pictured in my head now the yoke nut 
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Cool thanks 
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