How to Remove Triumph Street Twin Triple Clamp

David Bumpus posted this on Jun 30, 2016

Removing the triple clamp from your Triumph Street Twin is a necessary step to doing a number of front end upgrades besides swapping out your triple clamp, including installing BC Four Bolt Risers, Headlight Ears, an Integrated Headlight, and many others. It may seem intimidating at first, but if you're armed with some basic tools and about an hour total, you'll be king of the triple tree before you know it.


  • Triumph Street Twin

Tools required:

  • 5mm Allen wrench
  • T20 wrench
  • T40 wrench
  • Clipper
  • 6mm Allen wrench
  • 38mm wrench
  • Torque wrench (for reinstalling)

Total time the job takes:

  • 1 hour


  • Intermediate

Step 1

First, remove handlebars and handlebar risers. If you’re unsure about how to do that, refer to our guides on our site’s Resource Center.

Step 2

Use a 5mm Allen wrench to remove bolts from each side of the bottom of the headlight bucket.

Step 3

Lift front of headlight out, and note where the tab hooks connect.

Step 4

Use a T20 to remove screws inside of headlight bucket to unplug the ignition. Disconnect the ignition from the harness.

Step 5

Pull ignition wires out the back of the headlight bucket.

Step 6

Use a T40 wrench to unscrew the headlight bucket from the headlight ears.

Step 7

Clip the cable tie holding the wires to the ignition switch.

Step 8

Use a 6mm Allen wrench to loosen bolts holding triple clamp to forks.

Step 9

Use a 38mm socket wrench to remove triple tree nut.

Pro Tip: Cover your triple tree nut with painter’s tape to protect it from getting scratched during removal.

Step 10

Use a mallet to remove the triple tree clamp.

Removal complete!

You have successfully removed your triple tree clamp!

Tags: Triumph  How To Guide