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I am looking into doing a modification to the triple clamp of a 2002 620 to see it these will work.

http://www.cyclecat.com/dra1-1.htm

If I am able to drill out the triple clamp in this hole pattern, I will be able to put clip-ons above the triple clamp and get the same ride height as stock and go down to as low as -2 inches. What do you guys think? Does this seem plossiable? What are the differences in the S4 and 620 triple clamps? If they are the same width, I think this will work.

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hey andrew,
what will require less work will be to find an s4 owner who'd be interested in switching to handlebars. the bore of the forks and steering stem nut are the same across all '02+ monsters as is their orientation. the ONLY "gotcha" to making this a straight swap is how the instrument pods mount up. and that's a relatively easy workaround.
to answer your question though, nope... the bar adaptors for the s4 won't fit on the m620's yoke. you COULD drill and tap holes for the inner mount points, but the stock s4 yoke has tabs that flare our for the outter mounts. since the m620's stock yoke doesn't flare out in this way, there's no area to drill & tap:





now the question is... why not just install risers UNDER the triple clamp?

ps - if i hadn't already machined my top yoke, i woulda traded with you... i think the "regular" monster yoke would be easier to modify ;)
 

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Really, I must of missed that. J/K I have already spoken to them and they were not sure, but said if I had enough triple clamp it sounded plausible. I thought I would see if anybody else had tried this or not.
 

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Thanks Strati that was the kind of answer I was looking for.
What do you mean install the risers under the triple clamp? Do you mean the clip-ons? If so the 620 clip-ons are 3 inches below stock and go to 4 inches below. My wife would not be able to ride the bike any more with this kinda of drop.

I am not sure about dropping the triple clamp a little to mount on top. The CC guy said many have done this but not many must be on this board. That would save me 1.5 inches but would still be two low.

I may just have to go back to stock bars.

I thought the S4 was different than all the other bikes with the tree bolt being bigger.
 
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by installing the risers under the top triple, i don't mean just clip-ons... with clip-ons, the bar tubes are at the same level as where they clip onto the fork tubes. risers, clip onto the forks and then the bar tubes are at a higher position:



in this case, the bar risers are the "ducati performance" ones. they mount under the top triple but raise the bars to about level with the top of the triple clamp. lower than stock, but not TOO great a reach. check this page for another pic that really shows how this can work:
http://www.cyclecat.com/dbr3-1.htm
 

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i remember the days in Fort Wayne In. when I had my bike winterized in the living room of my apartment...aaaaahhhh memories.
 
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nah... not my living room. my DEN! it was actually in there for the whole teardown/rebuild process... but my wife got her sweet revenge. she had me tear up the wall-to-wall and tile the whole floor. now i've got 520 sqft of hardwood to install this winter. good thing the bike's "done" cuz i won't have any playtime left. hahahaha!!!
 

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by installing the risers under the top triple, i don't mean just clip-ons... with clip-ons, the bar tubes are at the same level as where they clip onto the fork tubes. risers, clip onto the forks and then the bar tubes are at a higher position:

in this case, the bar risers are the "ducati performance" ones. they mount under the top triple but raise the bars to about level with the top of the triple clamp. lower than stock, but not TOO great a reach. check this page for another pic that really shows how this can work:
http://www.cyclecat.com/dbr3-1.htm
I have the CC clipons that have built in risers like the link you showed. However even with that it is still 3 inches below stock at its highest position. That's why I am looking for an alturnitive. Thanks for the help so far.
 
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ahhhhhhhh... this clarifies a lot. so you want the bars in the stock position, but don't want to run handlebars. hrm... if that's the case, do you think you'd want to run the stock setup off an s4? they're obviously not adjustable, but the position's very similar to the "regular" monster handlebar. more rigid however.

another thing to keep in mind when considering the adapter things from cyclecat is that they accomodate 50mm clip-ons while the units you've got are 53mm!
 

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ahhhhhhhh... this clarifies a lot. so you want the bars in the stock position, but don't want to run handlebars. hrm... if that's the case, do you think you'd want to run the stock setup off an s4? they're obviously not adjustable, but the position's very similar to the "regular" monster handlebar. more rigid however.

another thing to keep in mind when considering the adapter things from cyclecat is that they accomodate 50mm clip-ons while the units you've got are 53mm!

The 2002 620 has 50mm forks all the way down til about 5 inchs below the top triple clamp. then they get bigger so the S4 set up will give me the ability to go from .25 above stock to -2.25 below stock.
 
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ARGH!!!! IGNORE MY PREVIOUS COMMENT!!! i'm smokin crack andrew... sorry dude! i dunno why, but i was thinking the 53mm bore of the superbike forks. "D'UH"!!!!

as you already pointed out, you'll be fine with the bits you've got.
 
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