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post #1 of 13 Old 03-28-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a new fork leg!

Hey all, new to the forum - i have bought a salvage 07 cb900 hornet/919 and the forks are bent. I can either get them straightened but i'll still need a new lhs lower fork leg or does anyone out there have a whole set of forks for sale?

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-28-2009, 04:03 PM
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No need to replace the stock units... Upgrade, you already have the excuse!

Welcome to the site- Do some searches on here ref. suspension...

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Hey darkness i did a search but all i seem to get is the cbr600f4 conversion. I already have the 07 model with adjustable sus so is this really an upgrade?

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Hey darkness i did a search but all i seem to get is the cbr600f4 conversion. I already have the 07 model with adjustable sus so is this really an upgrade?
yes



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welcome. yes f4i would be an upgrade. If you have a few dollars to spend look into some of the 1000cc fork conversions. It takes more work and parts than the f4i but would be well worth it.

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Here's a taste of whats out there... just the first one that I found...
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Thanks for all the input guys. Would f3 forks fit/be an upgrade? Im only asking because i can get some real cheap here in australia - i've found plenty of f4 forks on US ebay but most US ebay guys wont post to Australia. And of course postage is expensive. If the f3 is no go i'll just keep an eye out here in OZ for some f4's and be patient...

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Hey guys one more question - is there any other fork that would be a decent upgrade and easy fit, like a cbr900 fork or cbr1100?

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i believe the CBR900 is nearly identical? i guess i haven't looked into going backwards in years, i have been watching for a spare RC51 set of pogos to put in. too bad the set i already have is holding the oilpan of the rest of my RC51 off the garage floor.
if you just want to ride it, all you NEED to have is the same fork length and upper tube diameter. upgrades give a world of possobilities that my brain is to tired to research for you right now. good luck

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The main issue im worried about is the brake calipers bolting up in the right spot... Buying a new front fender doesnt bother me. But yeah an upgrade would be a nice little bonus...

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The main issue im worried about is the brake calipers bolting up in the right spot... Buying a new front fender doesnt bother me. But yeah an upgrade would be a nice little bonus...
upgrade, brakes, forks, fender, triple tree, wheel all at the same time.

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when it comes to questions such as "upgrade or repair" we are a TERRIBLE group of people to ask, because we inevitably will suggest you go all out but... its fun
on the not of calipers, if the donor bike had different size rotors, you may have to swap them over with the forks. but stock rotors can be found fairly inexpensively. i'm waiting for a set of 320mm disks to bastardize onto the front of my bike.

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Ok guys i need something clarified here - the 03 cbr600rr's came with conventional forks. Is this the same fork as the f4i fork? Will it bolt up to a cb900 front end with just the front guard needing to be replaced? Thanks again for all your help guys.

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