I've almost got all my ducks in a row for a fork swap on the niner. Since ohlins doesn't make rc51 forks anymore and used sp2's are non existent, are there any other options that retain proper fork length and use a triple clamp that fits on the 919 frame ?
jump on that front end. $400 is a crazy deal. When forks are probably can be found, good rc51 front wheel for a descent price can be a problem
I picked up a SP2 front end on here, minus the wheel, and I've still not found a SP1 front wheel for less than what I paid for the triples and forks. I'm only looking for a SP1 wheel as I already have a 6-spoke CBR900 rear wheel ready to go for the swap.
Do you want a set of zx9 forks? I have a set of those...just don't have the time or resources to graft them to the 9er
I would get length measurements on the ZX9 and ZX14 forks. If they're the same length, you know that Velo has a set available.
I'm pretty sure the 50/54mm fork taper is relatively common, so that'll help in your search for triples.
I would guess that the stem would be the biggest obstacle. Get the correct length & diameter stem and bearings pressed into the ZX triples and the rest of the project should be pretty straight forward.
You should figure out the front axle diameter and bearing size to see if there is a 6-spoke wheel (Honda or other) that will fit the ZX forks. If you find a wheel you like but it doesn't line up perfectly, find a shop with a lathe and have a set of custom wheel spacers made.
Various ZX calipers and fenders should bolt on.
You may need to make custom brackets for your gauges, key switch, & headlight.
I can measure tonight. From what I remember, they are very close or near the original 9ers length and includes a 3 spoke rim and tire already :-) shameless plug but if he can use them then why not right?