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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ive got a 78 kz1000 bored to 1075 with .435 cams oversized valves ported and polished head and 34mm mikuni rs flatslides making 130hp at the rear wheel. Oversized swingarm with a 180 tire, now I want to put a new front end on. Ive come across pics of others done with inverted forks but not much info on how to. Anyone ever taken on a project like this before? Oh and before I get the smarta$$ "why dont you just buy a new bike instead" its my baby and she will always have a place in my garage, and wallet.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 12:23 AM
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I'm sure you can get another triple tree and fork combo for your bike.

I don't know where but, maybe new.
Get the neck length and baring sizes and start calling the bone yards.

You will want to get the right length forks also.

A 1/2 inch off can really effect the handling.

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The main thing I would think is the problem is the bearing sizes on the steering head and thee front wheel. Not to mention caliper placement..




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I think most would use the whole donor set up if its involves to much to use the original.

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I think most would use the whole donor set up if its involves to much to use the original.
Ya thats what im thinking, but just wondering how different the neck is and if ill probably have to have some new parts machined or if there is a setup that will basically fit with minor mods. I wouldnt mind having an updated suspension and brakes up front.
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I thought about doing the same thing to my lightly-modified 79 GS1000. Mine has 35mm forks, probably similar to yours. If you don't mind putting a Suzuki front end on your Kawi, GSX-R front-ends are fairly common. Here's a site of a GSX-R front on a Suzuki GS500 http://www.eurospares.com/munn.htm Looks like the stock fork clamps. Probably enlarged or modified to fit the bigger GSX-R forks.
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