I have a question regarding claiming the Bitcoin Private (BTCP) coins or any coins forked off Bitcoin in general. 

Before importing the private key from my current BTC wallet into the new wallet, in this case the Bitcoin Private Electrum Wallet, is it okay to move my BTC balance off the original wallet? I don't want to move my BTC to the Bitcoin Private Electrum Wallet.

Any insight into how these things work would be greatly appreciated.