this is the part about buying new bikes that i hate the most. in most cases, it makes the most sense to buy a new upper triple clamp if you plan on running a dampener and oversized bars. however, triple clamps are such a hard sell with me because of their price and i've honestly never seen any advantage they offer over stock triple clamps other than providing a "clean" install for oversized bars and dampener. i talked to one aftermarket supplier on the phone today and was told that the top triple clamp they already offer for the 450r is what they are selling for the X. i really have a hard time trusting this as: #1. i've encountered problems with installing an aftermarket oversized tank sold for the R version of the crf250 on my crf250x when assured that the R version would in fact fit on the x. not even close to a correct fit. #2 the 450x is slightly different than the 450r as far as frame ergos, rake, and trail. has anyone gone with a new upper tripple clamp for the 450x yet?