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    S90 musings

    So. All this little bike talk has me thinking about my S90.

    I never really figured out what forks i want to run. So I am kind of thinking of a drum brake CB175 set with the 18" rim. Stock tire on the cb175 is a 2.75-18. Stock tire on the S90 is a 2.50-18. So I should be good to mount the S90 size tire on the front. Forks might be a little tall though. Brake should be ample for the lighter and slower S90. Headlight bits should work out fine and not look out of place.

    There was this thread:

    https://www.caferacer.net/forum/techn...irt-parts.html

    There is also a super neat little bike built from pitbike parts in that thread.

    And I am sure i have posted a couple as well as i keep swinging back around to it. I still have an ATC90 with a rebuilt engine and cdi hanging out in my junk-pile.

    The whole big problem is good cb175 forks seem to be pretty rare. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    So. All this little bike talk has me thinking about my S90.

    I never really figured out what forks i want to run. So I am kind of thinking of a drum brake CB175 set with the 18" rim. Stock tire on the cb175 is a 2.75-18. Stock tire on the S90 is a 2.50-18. So I should be good to mount the S90 size tire on the front. Forks might be a little tall though. Brake should be ample for the lighter and slower S90. Headlight bits should work out fine and not look out of place.

    There was this thread:

    https://www.caferacer.net/forum/techn...irt-parts.html

    There is also a super neat little bike built from pitbike parts in that thread.

    And I am sure i have posted a couple as well as i keep swinging back around to it. I still have an ATC90 with a rebuilt engine and cdi hanging out in my junk-pile.

    The whole big problem is good cb175 forks seem to be pretty rare. Thoughts?
    I don't know whats your goal or looks towards the bike.
    I'm assuming we don't have the same taste but if I were you, I would just get a set of forks that comes with the Honda Grom.
    I like the look of a modern cafe racer with all the new toys and whistle.
    New parts are easy to get but I don't know how easy it would be to buy one in U.S ... it would save you a lot of time imo.
    If you do go with that route, here's a little sneak peak on how the bike may look.
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    Hope that helps you a bit
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    Grom forks are almost unobtainium for a reasonable price. There is one set on ebay for over $300 with no triples, or axle, or anything else. I do agree they would be the cat's meow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    Grom forks are almost unobtainium for a reasonable price. There is one set on ebay for over $300 with no triples, or axle, or anything else. I do agree they would be the cat's meow!
    Wow, thats expensive.
    In VN they're about 150-200 used.
    Chinese aftermarket forks are a 100.
    Man that sucks, well I don't know what else to say but if you like them a lot just yolo it and get them.

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