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post #1 of 9 Old 02-14-2016, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Gsxr600 to 919 fork swap

i got my hands on an 04 gsxr600 USD front end and custom hub specific to this front end. Anyone gone this route and made it work with the 919?

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Apart from getting steering stems and bearings to match up, i see fork length is the big issue here.

...back to more reading.

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Somewhere there's a cross-referencing list or just plain spec sheet that has a lot of data about different front ends. Streetfighters website maybe? No, customfighters:

Fork length Compilation - Custom Fighters - Custom Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum

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Somewhere there's a cross-referencing list or just plain spec sheet that has a lot of data about different front ends. Streetfighters website maybe? No, customfighters:

Fork length Compilation - Custom Fighters - Custom Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum
Thanks. Worth a read for sure. Looking a bit like a square peg in a round hole for now. Might just hang on to this front end for another project. The niners stock neutral handling is too nice to mess with ?

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Somewhere there's a cross-referencing list or just plain spec sheet that has a lot of data about different front ends. Streetfighters website maybe? No, customfighters:

Fork length Compilation - Custom Fighters - Custom Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum
Thanks. Worth a read for sure. Looking a bit like a square peg in a round hole for now. Might just hang on to this front end for another project. The niners stock neutral handling is too nice to mess with ?

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-15-2016, 11:13 AM
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Well, you want to be sure that the outcome is going to be worth the effort, because there is going to be a lot of effort involved. You don't want the bike feeling any worse, that's for sure.

Having said that, there are some ways to get yourself a bit more length out of the fork -

Extended Fork Cap for GSXR Showa

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Apart from getting steering stems and bearings to match up, i see fork length is the big issue here.

...back to more reading.
Fork length issue for sure, as in 46 mm difference of the shorter variety.
No fork cap extender will even get in the range of useful remedy, regardless of whether the extension is in the safe range or fools range.
Then there's sorting out the triples..............

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Thought id study the possibilities since i had this gsxr front end. But its not looking like its worth the trouble eh, mcromo? Will likely save it for another project bike down the road.

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Thought id study the possibilities since i had this gsxr front end. But its not looking like its worth the trouble eh, mcromo? Will likely save it for another project bike down the road.
If the 919 chassis characteristics are intended to be maintained, it's the wrong thing to use.
It's that basic.
However, it's a good front end to keep on hand for the right project bike.

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