Yamaha fork sizes

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Yamaha fork sizes

Post by Bacca » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:02 am

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xvs1100 fork tubes

Post by Reaper » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:10 pm

Bacca
have been looking thru this information , have you got a list that covers an xvs1100 classic, 2005 model , i am looking into changing standard forks to longer ones
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Re: xvs1100 fork tubes

Post by ShovelShane » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:38 pm

Reaper wrote:Bacca
have been looking thru this information , have you got a list that covers an xvs1100 classic, 2005 model , i am looking into changing standard forks to longer ones
thanks
Reaper just grab a Vernier and measure the forks on your XVS then it should just be a matter of comparing that to the list.

By the way the list is very handy Bacca, Listings like that for every make would make it soooo easy to source different fork tubes.
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Post by Reaper » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:10 am

smack me on the head hadn't thought about that ,as i have little or no mechanical experience was hopeing to find the correct size written somewhere ( have been searching the net ) so that i dont make a mistake and fit the wrong size effecting the trail, as i am not raking the neck ( at this time ) :twisted:
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Post by Prof » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Without a neck rake, 4" -6" is about as long as you want to go. It will not increase the trail much, but will improve stability although it does also raise your centre of gravity a bit. You can counter that by dropping the rear end a little through shortening rear shockers or lengthening swing arm a few inches.

Don't use raked triple trees. There's more info about this in other places.

Modern bikes can all do with extra trail... if you rake the steering head, 40 degrees is a good compromise between stability and heaviness of the front end.

If you don't want to modify your frame, buy a second frame and have that raked. You can then always return your bike to stock to sell it.
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Post by Reaper » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:12 am

thanks andrew
looking at lowering rear 1.5 inches , would xt 600 fork tubes work , putting in progressive springs on front so spacers will have to be used to make up difference .
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1100Vstar fork estensions

Post by Prof » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:49 am

Post by Bisho in another thread...
I have just had fitted 4'' xtensions on my 1100 vstar. I used tubes from a xt 600 yammy. they are 41mm x 710mm. I used 8'' spacers, a heavier oil, xtended brakelines by 4''. Tubes in perfect order from bike wreckers for $120.00. Bisho

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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by wolfsbane » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:34 pm

Found a full chart of all japans makes here is the link for the PDF http://www.ohiocaferacers.com/OCRTubeSizes.pdf
The only one i dident find was for mine it has the year after but not my year LOL 1980 XJ550
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by ol_750 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:54 am

wolfsbane wrote:Found a full chart of all japans makes here is the link for the PDF http://www.ohiocaferacers.com/OCRTubeSizes.pdf
The only one i dident find was for mine it has the year after but not my year LOL 1980 XJ550
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by wolfsbane » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:25 pm

Thanks mate found it a few days ago and have been looking thru it great site almost and i say almost as good as this one LOL :twisted:
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by ol_750 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:18 pm

wolfsbane wrote:Thanks mate found it a few days ago and have been looking thru it great site almost and i say almost as good as this one LOL :twisted:
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by wolfsbane » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:29 pm

Charcal ???
ol_750 wrote:
wolfsbane wrote:Thanks mate found it a few days ago and have been looking thru it great site almost and i say almost as good as this one LOL :twisted:
8) I;ve bought a bit of gear off "Charcal" & its all been good.
The spin on oil filter adaptor is awesome.
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by ol_750 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:40 pm

[quote="wolfsbane"]Charcal ??? [quote="ol_750"][quote="wolfsbane"]

On the XJ Forum "Charcal" runs the shop "XJs For Ever" Click on the engine logo , top right , in the forum.

I have a heap of Microfichs & a Yamaha cross reference part number programes if you want to check parts of other models.
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Re: Yamaha fork sizes

Post by wolfsbane » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:46 pm

cool mate will have to get hold of em from you cheers
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