So anyone here ever fitted a 70's era Honda front end to a Triumph?
I have a cb550 disc brake front end that I am wanting to mount on my T100R Caff bike, appears to be an easy fit but is there anything I should know? Any tricks or tips?
Be careful! When fitting a component in an otherwise good working order to a British bike, said component will soon only work marginal at best and may actually fail completely. Overnight, for no known reason, all of your bike's brake fluid will become a new stain on the garage floor. As near as I can tell it's a donor organ rejection issue with no known cure. Left undetected, you could die when the brake lever hits the bar and you hit something else. You have been warned.
i once had a guy give me a 550 front end to fit to my 350 honda. he claimed it would bolt right up. the problem i ran into was that there was an aluminum spacer of some kind fitted to the bottom of the stem. i pressed out the stem on the clamps to find that it too had been modified. it had been turned down for some reason. after grilling the guy who gave me the clamps, and telling him how screwed up things seemed, aaron, i mean the guy, remembered that he had tried to fit them up to his bsa. apparently the stem is too long and needed a spacer. also, since honda had decided to make bearing sizes that only their motorcycles, the stem had to be turned down to make it fit an off the shelf bearing. so there might be more than meets the eye. but it might just bolt right up. its been done before though. good luck and be sure to find a machine shop that can help you. you'll probably need one. aaron will probably chime in now and tell you exactly what you need to do. he can probably do it in his sleep, if he ever sleeps!!