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REPLACING HANDLEBARS - gsx-r600 04'

I need to replace my right handlebar on an 04' gsxr. The manual says you need to take the wheel, front fender and both fairing side panels off. It says you need to lower the fork leg down below the handlebar mounting bracket or completely remove the fork leg. Is it possible to replace the handlebar without removing all these components. Does the upper fork bridge come off without lowering the the fork leg. Any suggestions?
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1. Why are you asking this in the singapore forum?
2. If you are talking about clip ons, which is what most sportbikes have (Seperate left and right pieces, look like a ring with a bar stuck on it) and your clip ons are mounted below the upper tripple, then your best bet is to lower the fork leg. Just tie the bike to the cieling by the frame, or tripple tree, remove the front wheel, loosen the fork pinch bolts, and turn it. We're talking about 30 minutes to an hours worth of work here.
I never tried to remove the upper triple, but something tells me its more trouble than its worth.




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1. Why are you asking this in the singapore forum?
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:-) .... it would seem the contributions of the likes of Tug, BP and GD have bolstered the opinions of the SBR Forum on the internet, and this has spread far and wide.

We now have a reputation of being able to answer even the most difficult and challenging technical questions .....

I reakon you should get a gas torch and burn the baby off .... or hit it with moderate force with a 40 pound hammer ...
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My suggestion

Id just buy a new bike and be done with it

I agree with the smart guy, jack it up, take the mudguard and wheel off, loosen the top yoke, clip on and bottom yoke then pull the fork leg down till the clip on is free. If you don¡¯t have a suitable jack and block of wood or a beam to hang it from you can put an old mattress or tyre down on the floor and lye the bike on top of it. Remove the mudguard and loosen the wheel before you lye it down. If the axle comes out from the opposite side from the clip on you will have to flip the bike over once you remove the axle.
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If he needs to replace just the right one, it's prob. laying on its side already

Hang it up, undo two bolts, slide tube down and stick in the new jobby - even legend could manage it

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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Agree with TUG by a new bike ......Yamaha.

Avoid taking the top yoke plate off ( fork bridge you call it) at all costs. It'll put too much stress on the bottom one and you'll have the joy of adjusting the headstock bearing again. Go by the book.

If at first you dont suceed !....get a bigger hammer

Had to use my step ladder to change a light bulb cos i don't get on with my real ladder.
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:-) I reakon you should get a gas torch and burn the baby off .... or hit it with moderate force with a 40 pound hammer ...

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