Upper Triple tree removal


New Member
Hey everyone, I recently bought a new upper triple tree clamp since the one on my bike has had the ignition bolts cut out. I am going to be replacing the upper tree clamp this weekend. My question is, do I need a stand for the front end or is there a way to do it without putting it on a stand? I currently do not own a front stand and living in an apartment makes it hard to have a ton of tools.

Half-Click Up

Active Member
You shouldn't need a stand since you're only removing the upper pinch bolts, steering stem nut, and related upper tree handlebar bracketry in order to replace the upper clamp/ignition assembly. The lower pinch bolts will be holding your forks from the bottom, and so the bike will just sit there without the forks being affected.

The associated blow-out diagrams are on pages 4-51 and 4-52 of your factory service manual, for reference.