TEMECULA, Calif. - Applied Racing's Rubber/Solid Triple Clamp Kits (right) feature proprietary urethane elastomer bushings contained in machined pockets on the top clamp to provide excellent vibration damping characteristics, withstanding over 2200 PSI, the company announced.
Precision-machined stainless-steel collars are inserted into the elastomer bushings providing a mechanical restraint while still isolating the bar mounts from vibration, the company said. The bar mount is then secured with a strong grade 10.9 bolt. The proper torque secures the bar mount and pre-loads the elastomer bushings. Pre-load ensures the bushings completely fill the pockets and isolate the bar mounts.
This is a much better system than the previous conical shaped bushings, the company said.
Also included in the kit is a set of precision-machined 6061 aluminum bushings, which fit into the pockets in place of the elastomer bushings and create a solid mount system. The rider chooses the mount system, depending on the type of riding; he or she can then add their choice of bar mount, the company noted.
Applied Racing offers three offsets for the 2014 YZF, stock 22mm, 21mm, and 20mm (photo, left). "We recommend the 20mm for most riders to enhance cornering and handling characteristics and eliminate front end push," the company said.
Bar mounts are available for standard or oversized bars and three height options in most cases. All feature offset mounting holes for adjusting handlebar location. Top it off with the included one-piece bar clamp to tie both mounts together and your customer has a twist-free rubber or solid system, the company said.
The R/S Top Clamp Kit includes R/S Top Triple Clamp, elastomer and solid bushings, bar mounts, one piece bar clamp, and hardware and has an MSRP of $189.95. It's also available in top and bottom sets, and for kit forks.
From a press release