decided to bite the front end bullet : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com
» Insurance
» Suzuki GSX-R Prices
» Sponsors
Go Back   Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com > Gixxer Forums > SRADs (97-00 600 and 96-99 750)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
TwistedMister
Lifetime Premium

 
TwistedMister's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,629
decided to bite the front end bullet

been going on for over a year now what to do about the 600 front end, I have decided I want to go Showa BPFs if I'm even going to bother..

what I need are dimensions, just missed a low mile set off a 2011 gsxr1000 for $200 cuz I don't know the dimensions and the guy had no way to measure them so needless to say at that price they flew off the shelf.. gone

there are a few options, zx6r-10r and gsxr1k, what I'm looking for is a tree that will fit at the stock 32mm offset, the rest I will have to deal with and match the rear wheel accordingly

the Suzuki forks are prolly the best bet but I'll do whatever I have to I guess?

if anyone has ideas on where to get the numbers I will need it would be much appreciated, I've asked here in the gen 5 forum with zero luck, not a single number, not even fork diameter, I am going to hit the ZX forums and see what I can come up with there..

looking for Kawasaki and Suzuki BPF front end data
TwistedMister is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
dj_smurph
Lifetime Premium
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: london, UK
Motorcycle: 98 600 srad,97 aprilia chesterfield rs125
Posts: 2,008
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

Can't you use 750 yokes with the newer forks. Arnt they 43mm as well?
dj_smurph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
SPL170db
Chubby Chaser
 
SPL170db's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Jersey
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR-1000 (track), 2006 GSXR-600 (track/race)
Posts: 55,689
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

Just to be on the safe side depending on the different tapers at the top of the fork, you should probably get the yokes as well.

Actually, you're going to need the COMPLETE front end regardless (forks, triples, wheel/rotors, brake calipers, MC etc etc). Might as well just find it all as one set on eBay or something.

There's nothing particularly special about the BPF font end. The insides are a little more tricky to work on, and most serious tuners gut them in favor of standard cartridge inserts. So I would probably go for a earlier model front end personally.
__________________
"I never drive faster than I can see...besides that it's all in the reflexes."
-Jack Burton

CCS AM #478
SPL170db is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
TwistedMister
Lifetime Premium

 
TwistedMister's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,629
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

if I use the entire 11 1k front end I need to know the offset, I don't want the geometry so fubared that I traded better suspension for worse steering

30mm is as far off as I would go from the stock 32mm thats if the BPFs are long enough to compensate, thats another dimension I need as well, how long are the forks? I need geometry as close as I can get as thats the bikes only real asset, handling..

I know Yosh makes an extension for the gsxr 1k that gives you 10mm more? something like that but those are prolly a big ticket item..

I really need the basic numbers before I even think about fitment... fork length and diameters, if those numbers are good then I need to know the 1k triple offset, if thats good then its all about sourcing, if the 1k offset is way off I need to source a tree close enough and see what will fit wheel wise in regards to fork spacing- rotors and calipers..

might have to go to the Suzuki store with a tape measure and caliper to get some numbers? should be able to measure offset to a certain degree with a couple rulers and caliper with the top clamp still on the bike?
TwistedMister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
williamhbonney
Rookie
 
williamhbonney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: albany ny
Motorcycle: 97 gsxr 750
Posts: 942
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

09-11 1k offset is 28mm
williamhbonney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
TwistedMister
Lifetime Premium

 
TwistedMister's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,629
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

Quote:
Originally Posted by williamhbonney View Post
09-11 1k offset is 28mm
eh, that wont work well, hmm

thanks
TwistedMister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
nitrous36
Taught Goatsee everything he "knows"
 
nitrous36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Motorcycle: K4 GSXR 600
Posts: 12,061
Re: decided to bite the front end bullet

You could swap a 2k-k5 750 or k4/k5 600 front end. K6 and beyond, I think things are a little trickier.
nitrous36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008 2013 Gixxer.com
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum