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Bent forks from a wheelie gone bad... ended up as a tank slapper, violent tank slapper... I took off forks to examine the damage when I noticed this little nipple or what's left of it. Does anyone know what it is and what is it's purpose... It's on the bottom triple tree; Do i need to replace the bottom triple tree... i am guessing the nipples limit the turning of the steering.
What is it and what is it's purpose? How would i go about replacing the bottom triple tree... I have found the part at the dealers website but I dont really see any bolts to remove.
 

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I'm certainly not an expert, but they kinda look like they are used to stop the bars from turning too far left or right... Either way... That's rough...

Any more detail on this "wheelie gone bad"? Speed you were going... Clutch vs power... That kind of info.
 

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Yep, that's the steering stop on the bottom piece of the triple. There is a steering stem that goes up through the front part of the frame and connects to the top triple tree. Find an exploded view on a parts fiche and you should see what I'm talking about.
 

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Yes you are correct... i asked this very same question on the ANOTHER forum site (dot org forum) and all the replies say "steering stop / steering limiter". I dont ever recall having to need a steering stopper/limiter so I will postpone this repair until later... seems i will need an engine lift to lift bike by frame in order to work on triple tree... i just have the front and rear stands for now... I will get the bike able to ride then clean up this loose end later.

And it was an accidental wheelie... not sure if it was clutch or pure power wheelie as I was attempting to come out of 1st & go into 2nd when it happened... I would estimate that I was 15 - 30 mph when it happened. I think I twisted the throttle too aggressively in 1st or second... I am a new rider & I think I got too confident.
 
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