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    CB750K7 (1977) twin disc/fork upgrade

    Hi. Does anyone know of an easy twin disc/wire wheel/fork combo for a '77 K7. Easy is a relative term. Many thanks


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    1975-1977 GL1000 gold wing front end. it doesn't get easier than that.
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    Are the K7 the same as k0-6?
    why not bolt on a second disc?

    but yes a GL for swap is not only an upgrade in braking it is an upgrade in suspension too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    Are the K7 the same as k0-6?
    why not bolt on a second disc?
    No they are different. but you could bolt on a second disc and caliper.
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    Thanks everyone. I'll certainly look into the GL. I have read that that, because the CB750 fork legs are not a matched pair, fitting a second disc requires spacers, wood, string, sticking plaster and even then it's a real pig to set-up. Sounds like the Gold Wing option may be the way to go. I wonder if there is a more modern option, say a Hornet???

    Really appreciate the tips. Thanks.

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    Hi Geeto. Could I just enquire whether you need the whole GL front end or will the forks fit the K7 yokes ( I think you guys call these 'triple trees')?
    Thanks a million.

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    You need the whole front end including the yokes. The GL forks are 37mm, the stockers are 35mm. You can't fit a 37mm peg in a 35mm hole. This means you will also need to figure out headlight ears (you could use the stock GL but why?) and turn signal mounts.

    I realize early goldwings wings might be a little thin on the ground in the uk, you may have to import parts from America. I am told that a later xs650 front end (35mm, not the early ones 34mm) slots into the trees of a cb750 and can be more easily upgraded to dual disc, but I have never done it.

    I dont know where you got your info on the wood, string, etc....but it isn't that big of a job. It just sounds like you aren't up to the task skill wise or tool wise.

    You posted this question on SOHC4.net, you should really use the search function there - this has been discussed a million times.
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    After you put the GL front end on, upgrade the brake hoses to some nice stainless braided ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pampadori View Post
    After you put the GL front end on, upgrade the brake hoses to some nice stainless braided ones.
    But where would he find such a thing?

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