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post #1 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Front End Swap

I have a chance to pick up a complete front end from a cbr954. I know some guys have put the RC51 front end on their 919's. Has anyone ever done the 954 swap?

What do I need to know before I get into this mod?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 11:15 AM
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I have nothing constructive to offer, as I haven't done any swapping.
...but I believe it has been done.

If you choose to accept such a project, please take lots of good, well-lit pics & post up a thorough write-up on parts used (including specifics of what parts came from what specific model/year) so someday others like myself might be lucky enough to follow in your footsteps with minimal roadblocks other than funding.

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Be careful, the 929/954 legs are 1.5" too short for a proper swap.


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post #4 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 03:06 PM
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Be careful, the 929/954 legs are 1.5" too short for a proper swap.
Thats exactly why I sold the 954 front end that I bought for the swap...

Most guys slide their forks up a maximum of 10mm to get quicker steering. 1.5" is almost 40mm! You could do it but you'll probably wish you hadn't.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 04:27 PM
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i have a complete 954 front end i am going to put on the vfr....



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does anyone have stock 919 dimension, from bottom of the top triple to the axle?
I would measure mine but I don't have stock forks anymore

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 05:04 PM
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I have a chance to pick up a complete front end from a cbr954. I know some guys have put the RC51 front end on their 919's. Has anyone ever done the 954 swap?

What do I need to know before I get into this mod?
pass the front end on. its much better to do an f4/f4i front end swap, or an rc51 if you got the coin.

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-26-2010, 11:10 PM
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I have not swapped.

Someone once offered to do a wife swap with me but I was not interested.

You could still use them - you would need to get a custom top triple clamp made with the outer leg clamps lowered the correct amount to allow for the shorter legs.

Like in this image - I have seen this done on a Triumph race bike that had a fork conversion.
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