Applied Triple Clamps Solid or Rubber mount?

Which one is better??...or is it all a matter of preference??...does the rubber help with vibration a little??

also...i am putting the 24mm offset clamps on an 06 which i plan to ride through the summer and then upgrade to an 08 in the fall....can i switch the clamps over to the 08 and expect it to help or hurt the turning??

Thanks

I would go with the rubber mount as it does absorb some of the vibration. The stem on the 06 will not work with the 08 as the 08 is shorter.

The 08 is already a 24mm offset. I beleive it you were to put them on a 08 it would change to a 23mm. The only difference with the 07 and the 08 they made the offset adjustment by moving the front axle position on the bottoms of the fork tubes.

I just put a 24mm set on my 07 YZF. I got the rubber mounted. I wont know how it is until the snow melts.

The 08 is already a 24mm offset. I beleive it you were to put them on a 08 it would change to a 23mm. The only difference with the 07 and the 08 they made the offset adjustment by moving the front axle position on the bottoms of the fork tubes.

I just put a 24mm set on my 07 YZF. I got the rubber mounted. I wont know how it is until the snow melts.

This is factually incorrect. The clamp offset of the '08 fork is still 25mm, same as always. The trail specs are different than the earlier models because the axle offset was altered. Doug Dubach runs 24mm clamps on his own '08. There is a lot of debate over whether they accomplish anything similar to the effect they have on an '06, but those are the facts.

24mm Applied Rubber mtnd on my 06 - they do help with vibration a little :busted:

in the past i have had problems with the rubber and not being able to keep the front end straight. for example..if you reck bicycle and the bars turn 1 way and the bars and tire isn't straight...thats what happened. changed clamps to solid and it did not happened when i dumped my bike. might have just been me but i doubt it because it happened to my friend too. but the wheel and bars didn't move that much, just enough to notice it when riding...

The rubber mounted posts will twist slightly. If that happens you just have to loosen everything up, line it up and re-tighten everything. It's worth the comfort factor.

The rubber mounted posts will twist slightly. If that happens you just have to loosen everything up, line it up and re-tighten everything. It's worth the comfort factor.

thats a PITA to do everytime you dump your bike...

thats why i dont deal with rubber mounts.

Which one is better??...or is it all a matter of preference??...does the rubber help with vibration a little??

also...i am putting the 24mm offset clamps on an 06 which i plan to ride through the summer and then upgrade to an 08 in the fall....can i switch the clamps over to the 08 and expect it to help or hurt the turning??

Thanks

I would go with the rubber mounts for sure. As far as the 24 offset on an 08? i don't think its going to make that much difference. I have some Pro circuit 22.5's on my 08 and it didn't make a whole lot of difference.

I would go with the rubber mount as it does absorb some of the vibration. The stem on the 06 will not work with the 08 as the 08 is shorter.

I put a set of procircuit 22.5's on my 08. They were for an 07 yz 450. They came with the stem and lower bearing already installed. I thought i would have to press out my 08 stem to make them work but after measuring and comparing stems side by side...they were exactly the same. I used the pro circuit one.

You can't go wrong getting an Applied Factory Set of triple clamps for your YZ. Be aware that the clamps for your 2006 YZF are different than the clamps that will fit the 07 & 08's and yes, the steering stem IS it's own (mid) length for the 08 YZ450F.

Doug Dubach has been the test rider for Yamaha for over 20 years. He's tested all the offset variations and recommends the 24mm offset for the 06 YZ450F & the 07 & 08 YZ250F & 450Fs - the 06 YZ250F needs the 27mm clamps, but that's a whole different issue... They are at least a half pound lighter than stock and perform and enhance your handling.

If you run a fat bar and don't want your bars shifting when you dump it, get the solid mount. If you prefer rubber bar mounts then Applied gives you a great performance option. Their rubber mount clamps are made to accept Honda CR rubber cones but if you want the best feel then get Applied Sanoprene cones. They are 30% stiffer but still absorb the shock & vibrations, they just don't allow the bar mounts to tweak out like the softer Honda cones.

Best off all, you can order them all through Thumper Talk.:busted:

Be aware that the clamps for your 2006 YZF are different than the clamps that will fit the 07 & 08's and yes, the steering stem IS it's own (mid) length for the 08 YZ450F.
I am unaware of any differences in the fit of the '06-'08 clamps, and I believe that it is simply a matter of them being incorrectly listed on Apllied's web site. RG3 shows the same clamp set for all 3, for example, and the forks on the three bikes are basically the same (the '08 lower leg is new).

The difference in stem length is that the '08 is 5mm shorter. Ideally, you would want the right one, but if you had an earlier stem in the '08, the only consequence would be that the stem would extend 5mm above the crown nut.

Beyond that, I agree that Applied offers an excellent product at a very good price, and their association with Doug Dubach works to everyone's advantage.

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