mix n match fork tubes

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neale
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mix n match fork tubes

Post by neale » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:07 pm

This was apparently discussed about 5 years ago (way before my time), but to be sure I've got it right, it's viable to use the upper 41mm fork tubes from 41mm dirt bikes with the 41mm lowers from road/cruiser forks, isn't it?

I'd like to mate the triple trees and fork lowers from an XVS1100 with the upper fork tubes of an XT600, to get a slight increase in length (XT fork legs a fraction less but moving axle to end of fork legs should more than offset that) and diameter and allow the use of the 2 piston calipers and larger disks that came with the XVS1100, need to get new (progressive) springs and other bits, but unless I've read everything wrong that should work, shouldn't it?

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Neale
Neale
'85 XV1000 with some mods, getting there
'86 XT600Z, going under the knife ASAP

xsive
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Re: mix n match fork tubes

Post by xsive » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:46 pm

hey heres a thought why dont ya take the compleat legs and sliders from the doner bike drop em in ya triples whack in wheel and every thing else that comes wit i it including brakes and experiment?. has worked for me in the past no real biggy
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

neale
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Re: mix n match fork tubes

Post by neale » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:56 pm

According to the fork leg stats that were posted here last(?) month, the XVS forks are 125-140mm shorter than the XV1000 legs on the bike at the moment, on the face of it, that doesn't sound like it'd be a viable swap unless I was trying to lower the front?

Still trying to find the triple tree offset numbers for the XVS at the moment, the rake's reportedly 1-2 degrees more than the Viagra, and it looks about 2" of offset, instead of the 1 1/4" on the Viagra, but it LOOKS like there's more offset on the lower, that may work with my plans, too.

Oh, the XVS legs are 41mm against the XV's 38mm, so I couldn't use the XV triple trees.

Thanks,

Neale
Neale
'85 XV1000 with some mods, getting there
'86 XT600Z, going under the knife ASAP

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