Hey everyone, since I had a set of SV650 Clip-Ons on hand (thanks to FaceOff for the idea Installed SV650s clip-ons
) , the time, and finally the knowledge and tools, I decided to lower the front end and install them, while I source more parts for my future 636 front-end conversion.
Before I continue, I would like to say I am definitely not a mechanic or expert, and I won’t be going into too much detail since I’m probably going to be giving more detail than most people do in general.
So, feel free to reference this thread at your own risk.
Step 1: I lifted the rear of the bike.
Step 2: I removed the fairings with help of TonyBKK’s fairing removal instructions.
Kawasaki Ninja 650R ER6f Motorcycle Fairing Removal Instructions 2009-2011
Step 3:I started taking some measurements before I lowered the front end. The measurements were for the location of where to drill the hole into the left SV650 clip-on. It was not the ideal way to do it but I was missing something to prop up the jacks for the front-end. Here is a series of pictures to give you all an idea of where the hole was drilled.
Step 4: Later that morning I went Lowe’s for some would to prop my car jacks up. I had them cut up what I think was a 2X12X12 into 10 sections of equal length with some extra wood left over. These are 3 ton jacks by the way. I had a friend position the jacks while I lifted the bike from the front wheel. The jacks should be pretty close to where they will lift the bike before someone lifts the wheel. That way it should take at most 10 seconds. The bike is not light as you can imagine so some mechanic gloves would help.
Step 5: I marked the original positions of where the clamps held the forks.
Step 6: I started to loosen the bolts on the clamps using some of these.