black sheep Moto,I swapped my 1981 Yamaha Virago XV750 38mm forks for a 2001 TL1000R 50mm forks. with a virago rear rim conversion for the front rim. first pic is stock front end and the next two are after the swap
Check if you can find wheel bearings that have the same OD as the original virago bearings and the same ID as the gsxr axle. You'll need to have spacers fabricated also.black sheep Moto,
I’m building a cafe racer out of an 81’ virago 750 and I purchased a set of GSXR 750 forks but the axle is way bigger then the stock virago and i cant get any machinists around here to turn me down a new one to fit the clamps on the gsxr forks and the wheel hub of the virago. Just curious what you did on your front end as they look very similar to what I have. I just put a rod in to hold the tire on the forks to see how it would look.Thank you in advance.
Okay, how and the heck did you know to get K75 clamps? That front end is awesome.1973 Yamaha DT3 with BMW K75 Clamps and 41mm CB600 forks.
Rotor is from GSXR, Caliper is CB600, Wheel is 19" DL1000 (V-strom)
Thanks!Okay, how and the heck did you know to get K75 clamps? That front end is awesome.
I did an absolute boat load of research looking at fork dia, offset, and spacing. There's not too many "wide" (195mm+)clamps with ample offset (55mm+) so I just keep searching and searching until I found a bike from the 80's that had em.
My build thread has a lot of my notes and reference information if you're into that sort of stuff.
I also looked at stem diameters and length and decided a combination of all-balls conversion bearings and some stem lathe work would get the stem adapted to the stock DT3 cups.