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You may or may not know, but the naked upper triple fork pinch bolts get in the way of the clip-on risers (They are placed differently on an "s" triple so it's not an issue for them). I guess a lot of people just swap to an upper triple to solve the problem -- but I may have another solution. I've been talking with Bill Swatt of Swatt Motorcycle Products (http://www.swattmotorcycle.com/Clip-Ons.html) and he is willing to make thick enough spacers to place the riser further out away from the fork tubes to clear the bolts if there is enough demand.

So, if you were thinking of clip-ons w/ either a 1 1/2", 2 1/2", or 3 1/2" rise on your naked and would consider this as an option, let me know by pm or in this thread, I'm just trying to see if there is anyone else out there in my situation. If not, I'll probably just get clip-ons with no rise.

BTW the clip-ons are $139, and I don't know how much he charges for spacers... but $139 for clip-ons with risers is a pretty darn good deal. Thanks!
 

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OK, for info only (applies to my 08 2nd Gen Naked SV):

1) A spacer of approximately 3/8" works to clear the tube pinch bolts on the Naked 2nd Gen triple with the Swatt 2.5" rise clip ons

2) You WILL need longer Stainless Steel M8 socket cap screws. The ones that come with the clip ons are 25mm, so you will need 35mm (can probably get away with using 30mm). I ended up getting some 40mm ss srews and cutting them down to fit.

3) The naked master cylinder reservoir WILL hit the clip on (where the M6 bolts are used to tighten down on the bar). I had to cut two pieces of aluminum and placed them between the handlebar and the MC bracket to move the reservoir out a little. Of course, you will need longer MC bolts because of the extra stuff sandwiched in-between.

4) Due to the angle of the forks and the rise of the Swatt clip ons (2.5" rise), the spacers do not put the bars further out, just up slightly.

Overall, it is not as simple as it looks when eyeballing it, but I liked the feel of this better than what I had (stock clip ons with a SVS top triple).

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Thanks for the info. I ended up getting an svs top triple and Swatt 1.5" rise clip-ons. It sounds like I'm going have the same issue with the master cylinder, we'll see when I get them next week. I'd appreciate pics too when you get a chance to put them up.
 

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Here are some pics:













Here is a S triple with S Clip ons:



There's some rise to them:





I kinda liked the S triple (black and it just seems slimmer), but it takes alot of "coaxing" to get that S triple on the forks. My original triple fits like a glove.

Hunting_Bears, how did the S triple fit on your bike? Was it a tight fit with the forks barely not matching? That's how it was with mine.

Hope this helps.

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Wow you did a good job making that look clean for all the extra work it took. I don't have my svs triple yet, I should be getting it next week along w/ the clip-ons. So I'll let you know how it turns out when I tackle the project.
When you rode w/ the svs triple on, did the bike feel different -- I mean like wrong? Or did you just not like using it because it was sort of forced on?
 

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It felt fine. IMO, it looked a little cleaner too, but that was before I mounted my cluster. I made brackets for it, but I wasn't satisfied with it. So, when I bought the Swatts, the first thing I did was to put the N triple back on, which has the mounting for the N cluster bracket. I made the spacers first and then later on found that Swatt was willing to make them as well. If anyone is needs dimensions, just disassemble and trace out the general shape. The thickness is ~ 3/8".

Also, there are a couple of posts of the S top triple not lining up with the N bottom triple.

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?p=789723

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43437

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?p=540077

This last link has pictures showing how it doesn't quite fit:

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70465

From the RonAyers microfiche, they appear to be two different parts (S and N bottom triple).

Good luck.
 

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.....but it takes alot of "coaxing" to get that S triple on the forks. My original triple fits like a glove......

Hunting_Bears, how did the S triple fit on your bike? Was it a tight fit with the forks barely not matching? That's how it was with mine.....
That's because it DOESN'T fit!

Some REALLY bad advice in some of those threads referenced!

I had actually tried this myself & realized there was a mis-match.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/09april03suzuki2003sv650.htm
... Fork offset also differs between the standard model (26.5mm) and the 650S (28mm) ....
The offsets (perpendicular spacing between fork centers and stem center) are different between the two triple trees - MUST install the entire tree, the top clamps are NOT interchangable.
'N' has 26.5mm offset, 'S' has 28mm offset.

1.5mm may not seem like a lot, but you will have to be bending the stem in order to get that other triple on there.

 
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