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Old 03-07-2013, 05:15 AM   #1
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Rallemoto Triple Clamp & Woodys 21 Inch Install

Okay a bit premature but I have been blamed of that before.

Shipped yesterday and should be here early next week.

The order goes into Woodys tomorrow for 21x 1.85 black + black hub, x 17 x 3.5 black + black hub - wheel set, complete with Woody's hubs. Should all be ready to go for my WV ride in April.

I will keep everyone posted on the build and progress.

The bike is ready to go with the fork tubes out, some replacement parts coming to tighten it all up.... and of course it is a good time for a front end brake bleed now that the triple clamp is coming off... as I have to bleed them anyway.

Waiting, waiting, waiting for some 21 inch loving.

Oh and by the way props to Mark Cummings at Rallemoto - went out of his way to get it shipped when the first orders came in and responded immediately to all requests. As well as Zach from Woody's who put up with my 10 emails and multitude of questions.

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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Okay a bit premature but I have been blamed of that before.

Shipped yesterday and should be here early next week.

The order goes into Woodys tomorrow for 21x 1.85 black + black hub, x 17 x 3.5 black + black hub - wheel set, complete with Woody's hubs. Should all be ready to go for my WV ride in April.

I will keep everyone posted on the build and progress.

The bike is ready to go with the fork tubes out, some replacement parts coming to tighten it all up.... and of course it is a good time for a front end brake bleed now that the triple clamp is coming off... as I have to bleed them anyway.

Waiting, waiting, waiting for some 21 inch loving.

Oh and by the way props to Mark Cummings at Rallemoto - went out of his way to get it shipped when the first orders came in and responded immediately to all requests. As well as Zach from Woody's who put up with my 10 emails and multitude of questions.

Very similar to my situation. My Adventure is out in the shop without it's forks. Got notification of shipping yesterday too.

Order for the front wheel has been in for a while at Woodys, but probably still a week or more out. Zack was great to deal with and answered lots of my questions. Sure was glad Woodys has a toll free phone number

Any luck getting the ball joint out of the original clamp?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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Any luck getting the ball joint out of the original clamp?
Doing it this weekend. Have all the tools so it shouldn't be too tough. Heat is your friend - funny the beast gets pretty light once you remove all the tank and wheels and such... gotta clamp it down properly and give it a good tug!

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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Removed the triple clamp and waiting to get the proper socket for the ball joint. Will have to turn it down so it gets a good "purchase" on the narrow nut.

The socket and adapter is about $65 - a new ball joint is about $120... might just get a new ball joint and have two complete sets of triple clamps ready to go.

Pics will come as soon as I have the new clamp... shipping says Monday!!!

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Had the same thought as you and priced a new ball joint at the local dealer. $180 I was quoted and it's back ordered to Germany.

No way I'm waiting or paying that much so I will press on with using reusing the old one.

At least the Rallemoto clamp is almost here. I can't wait to get it back together and get riding. She looks weird without her forks.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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Funny I am in the same boat!!! Bike looks exactly the same... heheh.... Waiting and now have to find and turn down the socket this week. Clamp should be here for Monday or tuesday. And, it is getting warmer out too. Can't wait.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 AM   #7
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Had the same thought as you and priced a new ball joint at the local dealer. $180 I was quoted and it's back ordered to Germany.

No way I'm waiting or paying that much so I will press on with using reusing the old one.

At least the Rallemoto clamp is almost here. I can't wait to get it back together and get riding. She looks weird without her forks.
Have you asked the guys at Bentley if they will lend you their socket, or do the switch for you? What size socket fits that ball joint? I've got a couple of large thin walled sockets that I'm not even sure where they came from or what they are for, but if one of them is the right size its all yours.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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Yay!!!! The colour is extraordinary. Charcoal titanium gray. Perfect guys at rallemotto!!!! I have to say also - when I put on my decidedly non-engineer hat (of which I am most surely not) And, I know that the BMW engineers made the OEM Clamp to manage the expected loads and demands of the bike just fine... blah blah blah... but with the OEM unit I can easily with two fingers pinch the clamp to touch - it is that soft - and thought - wow that is pretty flexible when I removed it. I can upload a photo of it.... This unit is so super solid it is crazy.

I am also replacing my top rubber fork mounting bushings the bike has 100k on it so thought for the $100 bucks I would tighten up the complete front end.

I will need a few days to get the socket sorted for the ball joint removal and will keep everyone posted...





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Old 03-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #9
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #10
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Did it today first heat and it came right off.

The the forks in. Careful to line them up. Put the axle in loose then adjust. Then tighten and make sure the axle spins freely.



Then put the baby on!!!



Dab of red paint for safety.



Then bleed the brakes.



Tomorrow I wire an aux plug up front. Then wheels. Woodys will be coming this week. I'll post tomorrow the fender and clearance for the 21incher. Wish we didn't have much snow but no bother I'm riding tomorrow!!!
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Done. All good. But check the fender screws. The oem ones I had are smaller than the Rallymoto's. All cool unless you have to search for some short M6's on Sunday!!! Had to dig a trench through the snow to get out but made it and now for a wonderful early spring sunny day ride. Next week I slide the wheels on.



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Done. All good. But check the fender screws. The oem ones I had are smaller than the Rallymoto's. All cool unless you have to search for some short M6's on Sunday!!!
Was surprised to find that too. I had plenty of bolts the right size, but seeing as clearance is the whole point of the replacement clamp, I will try to find some with very thin screw type heads to retain the maximum clearance.

I wonder if Quirky's bike which was used for the development of the clamp has larger fender screws than ours does. I think his bike is newer.
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I checked the fiche and the 2010 has the M5 like ours - so they must have put in the M6... I don't mind either as I think those are the only M5's on the bike. And, M6 is alright - but I too will have to find some nice low profile bolts.

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Old 03-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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Was surprised to find that too. I had plenty of bolts the right size, but seeing as clearance is the whole point of the replacement clamp, I will try to find some with very thin screw type heads to retain the maximum clearance.

I wonder if Quirky's bike which was used for the development of the clamp has larger fender screws than ours does. I think his bike is newer.
I now have had my memory jolted and do remember Mark telling me they went up a size on them 4 bolts. Why? nope, I don't remember.
Think he likes the beefier bolts.

Could also have something to do with a few less tool changes on the mill and or longevity of the tools.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
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Bolt Size

Hi guys, Im really sorry about the no bolts in the package..... It was my bad I simply forgot to put them in with the first 4 clamps that went out

We made the bolts bigger because they are simply stronger and the M6 screws are what almost every bike uses for the front mudguard.

We us a M6 x 20mm button head cap screw stainless steel.

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