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    Front end swap..

    I know people have posted stuff about this a million times. But....

    I want to do a front end swap on my 73 CB 750. Mostly for the double disc. Im looking for a GSXR front end.. But what are your opinions?

    Ive seen something about guys just adding a disc to the existing wheel.. What do you guys think? I want it to be nice. But Im seeing this front end swap could get expensive.. And if I get a front end obviously Im going to need a rear wheel to match which looks like it could be interesting?

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    CB750 has bosses on fork legs for dual disc conversion (although swapping to larger diameter would be a good idea)
    GSX-R forks are probably too short?
    I got some 2002 750 to fit on my Katana (the 'special edition blue anodised outer tubes)
    They are about 2" shorter than stock forks, ~28" compared to 30-1/4" for XS650 and 29-3/4" for Kat, measured from axle center to top of fork nut.
    The XS and Kat are sitting on their wheels so may be another 1/2~3/4" 'unloaded'?
    I don't want to loose ground clearance so I'm still looking for something long enough (no, I don;t want to sell them, they are exact length to replace CB360 forks )
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    gsxr forks are okay if used with the clamps they come with, you'll have to slug and reweld the stem to get the required length for the stock steer tube, a 17" wheel in front will be necessary too otherwise steering will be quite slow. I've ridden a 750 with a gsxr front end done right and it was quite good

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    Yeah from what Im seeing I can pull the stem out of the CB triple clamp and install it in the GSXR triple.. Which shouldnt be a problem for me.. I think the back end would actually be the harder part to figure out..

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    Are you searching an inverted front end?
    I may have one off a 1991 gsrx1100 here.
    I have a 1994 gsxr1100 fork on my gs1000.
    1100 fork are the longest USD that can be bought "cheap"
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    I love the idea of an inverted fork and dual disc, but I just cant give up my spoked wheels and I would think getting that combo would be a pricey venture.
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    Yeah Id like to stick to spoke wheels too. There is a few ways of doing it but Im looking at all the possibilities right now. Message me kochic if you have one and how much you would want for it..

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    Yoshimura makes extended fork caps for another inch of length, for gsxr forks....
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    You can still go with spokes wheel.
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    quote:Originally posted by kochic

    You can still go with spokes wheel.
    Marc
    What fork is that? And what did you do with or what wheel are you using?
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