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Author Topic: Question about stem bearings and front end swap  (Read 1960 times)

Offline esmoojee

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #30 on: Mar 24, 2017, 10:43:39 »
Very cool!  Keep us posted! 8)

Offline erock85

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #31 on: Oct 05, 2017, 15:36:10 »
I figured I would update this post with some new things

I got the stem sorted out by making 2 adaptor rings, one for the top triple and one for the bottom. Both press fit. These adapt the old stem to the new clamps on the 09+ forks.
The old stem was then pressed into the bottom adaptor. The top clamp is not a press fit onto the stem. The bearing cap will need to be modified to run tapered roller bearings and that's all there is. The stock sized bearings will work.

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Offline cxman

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #32 on: Oct 05, 2017, 19:23:12 »
boy taht is short and close to the rad unless its just the angle

looks real close to the rad
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Offline erock85

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #33 on: Oct 06, 2017, 08:34:33 »
boy taht is short and close to the rad unless its just the angle

looks real close to the rad
I didn't realize that in the picture, but it is definitely the angle. There's gobs of room. I looked through the pics and I don't have another that really shows it, but all is good. The setup is really good.


This is a little better angle, but there's even more room than what this shows:
1974 Honda CB360
1979 Honda CX500

Offline cxman

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #34 on: Oct 08, 2017, 08:51:07 »
looks better make sure the motor is not pointing to far downhill

it will throw the drive shaft angle off
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline erock85

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Re: Question about stem bearings and front end swap
« Reply #35 on: Oct 09, 2017, 14:48:15 »
looks better make sure the motor is not pointing to far downhill

it will throw the drive shaft angle off
We also strapped a ratchet strap for full compression of the front suspension on it the other night and there is no interference. Thanks for the insight btw. It can get overwhelming the stuff that may be overlooked. I appreciate it.
Ahh good point on the drive shaft, thank you. Once I set the geometry for the rear shocks with the shaft in, we'll be sure to check that.
1974 Honda CB360
1979 Honda CX500