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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Front brake reservoir is touching top of front fairing?

Hey guys, I'm having this issue that is really starting to get annoying with handling. Every time I turn left, my front brake reservoir touches and scrapes the top of the front fairing, up by where the windscreen is held. I can feel it when I'm turning so bad. And now it's to the point where the reservoir is all scratched up because of it. Now my bike is lowered heavily, I'm pretty short (5'3"), I bought the bike already lowered. I'm guessing this has to do with it. I just cannot figure out how they lowered the front. The forks don't seem to be out lift out of the triple tree, there's only like an 1/8 of fork space I can see. So I don't know how else it could be lowered.
I've looked for hours trying to find something on here that can help me but nothing. Or if it's the the bike being lowered, any suggestions? Or links to the threads with something similar? If it's already been posted I apologize, and Mods can erase this after the link. This just has me baffled

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make a lower bracket or move front cylinder on bars to a different angle.

be careful you do not move it so much that you get airbubbles in the line.
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As above, you need to make sure that the reservoir is above the m/c at all times.

Can you post a photo so we can see exactly what you are talking about?
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As soon as I get home I will post pictures, because I can really move it around much. I'm like stumped on this. Thanks for the response guys.

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this is what it looks like when the bars are strait, it's almost touchin already


from the side


now when it's turned to the left. it's jammed up in there in the front cowl.


this is what the forks look like in the triple tree. Doesn't look like it was dropped from there?


and last but not least the damage being done.

Sorry it took so long for a response, I just was able to get access to my bike now.

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Looks like you need different clip ons.

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Those aren't the stock clipons... they have been raised.

If you want to fix it you will need new clipons, or you can go for an 07+ mc and remote mount reservoir.
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well I feel like a complete retard
Which do you guys recommend, also which would be cheaper? lol I'm kind of in a tight budget, but if they're close enough I will go for what's better.
Any write-ups on this already done?
Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. I'm still kind of a noob working on the bike, but everybody starts somewhere.

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I'm surprised Nico missed it. Those are the stock clipons. The problem is the clipons is supposed to be UNDER the upper triple clamp.

See that "nipple" thing on the clipons clamp? That's supposed to go up into the upper triple. You'll have to get your front end up and slide your forks down out of the upper triple and put the clipons in the right location.

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I'm surprised Nico missed it. Those are the stock clipons. The problem is the clipons is supposed to be UNDER the upper triple clamp.

See that "nipple" thing on the clipons clamp? That's supposed to go up into the upper triple. You'll have to get your front end up and slide your forks down out of the upper triple and put the clipons in the right location.
huh... well look at that, to busy focusing on the height of the clipon to see the obvious I guess.... Well picked mate.

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so if the clipons are ontop, and they must on the bottom, then that means the bike was raised by the forks. Am I correct? I've been looking for a write up on an '05 for doing this procedure to move the forks around, I don't have miss something important. Have you guys seen one around? I wonder if this is normal when cbr is lowered to have the clipons on top? I'm kind of baffled by this. 0_o

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The bike hasn't been raised at all... its been lowered.

And its easy to sort out, just take the front wheel off, undo the pinch bolts on the triple clamps and slide the fork down, then put the clipon under the triple and slide the fork back up.

If you have a look at the top of the forks you will see a little grove that has been put the whole way around the top. That is the alignment mark, they should be sitting so that the ring is at the same height as the top triple clamp.
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Sorry that's what I meant "lowered". Typing without thinking.

Hmmm, doesn't sound to difficult. Going to give it a shot this weekend and bring them up!

Thanks for the help guys!

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