Just curious if i could fit the 03 1000 forks onto an 03 750 without any issues. Mainly want to get the gold tubes, without paying an arm and a leg for the ohlins conversion.
If you end up going this way you will need to switch out your front calipers and add spacers between the calipers and the caliper mounts on the forks.rican1884 said:Just curious if i could fit the 03 1000 forks onto an 03 750 without any issues. Mainly want to get the gold tubes, without paying an arm and a leg for the ohlins conversion.
If you are just wanting the look then go with the 01-02 1000 forks as they will be a direct swaprican1884 said:i just figured the 1000's were the only one's that would swap easily and were gold.
But if it requires a lot of retrofitting i'll just avoid it. It's purely for the looks really.
Please explain.R4Ltony said:Those will swap, but they don't have the same adjust ability.
Easy killer.........he IS a mechanic from what I hearslidewayz said:Please explain.
I know that the KYB's that are on the 01-02 1000 dont work as well as the Showa's that are on the 00-03 750. I have never heard or seen an adjustability problem out of them though.
I am being easy :biggrinCaptain Squid said:Easy killer.........he IS a mechanic from what I hear
R4L will have to explain that part as I dont know what he is talking about. (i am in no way trying to stir something up)rican1884 said:What's the difference in adjustability then with the 01-02 1000, or would i be better off just sticking with my stockers. I'd like to have the gold tubes but if it's going to hinder my performance or ridability in any way i rather just stay stock. I'm mostly a street rider, and haven't done a trackday YET.
that is going to be some expensive eye candy! If you are going for purely looks then ohlins isn't the way to go. Only invest in high dollar supsension if you are really going to put it to use. Unless you just have that kind of money to blowrican1884 said:K well i might just stay with my stockers and save up for the golden goodness of ohlins later on. Thanks for the help fellas.
Since you are wanting to convert this bike into strickly track, why dont you just upgrade the internals of your stock forks to say Ohlins, Penske or Gp suspension? I know that changing the internals wont give you the bling factor but you will notice a big change in how the bike handles after you do it. If you wanted to go with a partial bling factor you could go with the Ohlins 25mil kit and a rear shock for around the same price as the road and track forks!rican1884 said:well i do plan on using them cuz eventually it'll become purely a track bike. and hopefully with where i'm going i'll be able to pay for them without issues. But i'd like to have a nice set of forks that don't kill me on price, since trackdays will be limited.
That's exactly what I meant.slidewayz said:from what I have gathered through my experience with both.. the stock 750 forks(showa) are better for performance if you are compairing stock 750 forks to stock 1000 forks of the specified years.