I just pressed apart my 650R triple clamp and a CRF triple clamp so I can swap the stem and get some big honkin forks on my ride. My question is, has anyone else pressed these apart or know what the shaft looks like that is in the lower triple clamp. The result of my press work was not so clean. It appears that there is a lip machined in the shaft and the triple clamp that I managed to "extrude". I almost seems (by looking at the debris) that the triple clamp was cast around the stem. But I know this wasn't the case. It could be that when I pressed it out, the metals had become "one" and tore a section of the bore and shaft? What about you kids with Billet clamps? Ever had the stem out?