Lets see your front end swaps!

brotus

Active Member
What kind of unholy abominations are goin on in your garages!? Airhead with DR forks? CB/GSXR?
Post some pics and specs. Lookin for some inspiration.
 

Brodie

Gold Coast, Queensland
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I have a Gs750 with a GS550 front end. Not that exciting really.
 

brotus

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Actually thats really interesting. How easy are the suzuki models to interchange. I have a 77 gs400 that would be fun to do if there are direct bolt in swaps.
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
I've did a few.

'95 Gsxr on my '76 Kz900.


'89 Zx7/'91 Zx11 hybrid on my '78 Kz1000.


And a Zrx11/Zx11/Cbr1100XX hybrid on my '83 Gpz750.


Later, Doug
 

Brodie

Gold Coast, Queensland
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brotus said:
Actually thats really interesting. How easy are the suzuki models to interchange. I have a 77 gs400 that would be fun to do if there are direct bolt in swaps.
The 750 and the 500 have the same size forks, I rebuilt the 500 forks and put them into the 750 tree.
 

focusinprogress

City Limit Moto:Parts-Service-Apparel (716)8038606


99 GSXR750 front end, with RC51 rotors on my '79 xs750. I machined custom triple trees to correct the offset(and trail), machined a custom axle and spacers to retain stock wheel and speedo drive, and machined rotor adaptors. did some wiring to make the GSXR handlebar controls work as well. 1/4 turn throttle is SWEET!



I'm also putting a 2005 ZX10 front end on another xs750 in a similar fashion, an early inverted zx-7r front end on a cx500, and a TL1000r front end on a cb550.

yes, I'm obsessed with resto-mod cafe racer builds.

I also helped put a suzuki boulevard front end on a cb360.

 

J-Rod10

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82 CB750K is 2010 CBR front end. Just about wrapped up with this project. Have the wheels left to paint and get everything laced back up.


69 CB350T with a R5 front end.
 

xb33bsa

Over 1,000 Posts
J-Rod10 said:
82 CB750K is 2010 CBR front end. Just about wrapped up with this project. Have the wheels left to paint and get everything laced back up.


69 CB350T with a R5 front end.
thats good work on the 750 but it sure looks low :-\
you would have needed to gain ride height over stock to be classified as an upgrade,did you ?or is it a show bike ?
 

J-Rod10

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Bar hopper/show bike. Mainly going to be for zipping around town. It is low, though.
 

1969Honda

Been Around the Block


OhioCafeRacer inspired me to do a front end swap almost 10 years ago. While not exactly an uncommon sight anymore, this 1969 CB350 has had the '98 R1 inverted front end on for 8+ years waiting for everything else to come together and a NT650 swingarm with a RVF400 18x4.5 rear (no recent pics on phone) for 4 years now. One day I'll get everything else finished between the Army, kids and work, one day..
 

spacetiger

New Member
Here's mine, a modified Honda VTR1000F fork on a 1984 CB700SC (Nighthawk). I had to use custom length stanchions on the VTR fork lowers as the NH has very long forks. To get the steering geometry in the right ball park I had to slip the forks up, but it got a little complicated when I used slightly lower rear shocks (oem KYB shocks for the Kawasaki). I had to rejigger the back shock mounting points to raise the back.

It turned out greeat and the bike has proved to be a real hoot to ride.

Jerry
 

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1sttimer

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neevo said:
CB400F with K3 GSXR 750 forks, CBR F3 discs/calipers, Ducati Monster fender:




That looks good! Getting a little off topic, but could you upload a few pics of how you have your headlight ears attached to the forks? Looks like some sort of metal strap?
 

Trevor May

Been Around the Block
spacetiger said:
Here's mine, a modified Honda VTR1000F fork on a 1984 CB700SC (Nighthawk). I had to use custom length stanchions on the VTR fork lowers as the NH has very long forks. To get the steering geometry in the right ball park I had to slip the forks up, but it got a little complicated when I used slightly lower rear shocks (oem KYB shocks for the Kawasaki). I had to rejigger the back shock mounting points to raise the back.

It turned out greeat and the bike has proved to be a real hoot to ride.

Jerry
Dude has been posting on kijiji looking for a good example of that nighthawk. Want his phone#?
 

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