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Old 03-21-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
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06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

Did Searches but didn't find any specifics:

What all is needed to swap an 06 GSXR 1000 front forks and brake setup onto a 01 GSXR 1000. I've got an 06 set on its way. Details if you have them please.

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

Forks and calipers for sure

Clamps and clip-ons possibly because the upper diameters are changed slightly on the 06's I believe.

May need a spacer for the front wheel depending on the clamps you need to run.

The front rotors on the 01 are 320mm, the rotors on the 06 are 310mm so you will need some 5mm caliper spacers.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

i have 05 forks on my 01 you need forks calipers wheel spacers & axle from 05/06 & 5mm spacers unless you use 05/06 rotors then the stock spacers are fine.the clip ons & tripples off your 01 will fit no problem.i would suggest a master cylinder from a 05/ 06 also unless you can afford a brembo.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

what is the difference in the axles and spacers? Is it the diameter of the lower attach point of the 05/06 forks that differs from the 01 forks? It must not be the wheel bearings since there is no mention of needing an 05/06 wheel.

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Old 03-23-2007, 06:54 AM   #5
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

axle diameter is the same the bottom of the forks & spacers are set up entirely different 01 thru 06 wheels will work maybe even 07 but i dont know for sure.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #6
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

Nice, just won an 05 axle and spacer on ebay for $16 shipped!! Almost ready to rock n roll!
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:50 PM   #7
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

you will probably be real happy with it i know i am it really shines on the track.i get a lot less brake fade when pushing hard then i did with the old six pots.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:46 PM   #8
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

That's what I'm hoping for, thanks for the info
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:29 PM   #9
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

done it! i do really like it. now i gotta dial the front suspension in. Anyone have good settings (preload, rebound and comp.) to start with for the 05-06 forks on the 01 1000? I hate messing with suspension settings!!
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:56 PM   #10
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

Turn the rebound in - 1 or 2 from full stiff. Comp about 10-11 out from full stiff. Preload to whatever your weight is.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:31 AM   #11
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

I am looking to do this swap myself, any helpfull hints or feedback from those who have had it a while?
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:59 PM   #12
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

I just recieved my 06 forks today, just have to make the caliper spacers and figure out the spacing for the rear shock, and should i get some caliper bolts that are longer to compensate for the spacers??
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:11 PM   #13
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

stock bolts are long enough for the spacers but if its gonna be long term with the spacers probably better to source longer ones.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:28 PM   #14
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

are there differences in forks (spring rate or valving) from 600 to 750 to 1000 or in the braking systems?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:21 PM   #15
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

I have been told alot of different things on the rear shock adjustment, but the most consistant is that i will need a couple to three washers stacked between the shock and the top mounting bracket to drop the rear height some because the 06 forks are shorter. I measured and they are bout 3/16 shorter. For the most part I will be hitting twisties and back country roads so i am looking for the most user friendly setup.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #16
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

their are differences between all model forks. springs being the most noticable but all will work. as far as brakes go i think only the pads are different, im not sure about the calipers but i know they are interchangable. as far as the rear goes you want to raise it abit. 5mm is usually the standard, just get real spacers or go to home depot and get some large washers and stack them. as far as the front is concerned you generally wanted a little of the forks going through the triples anyway (again 5mm is about standard starting point). start with the front flush and try it but i think youll end up at 5mm showing anyway aling with the 5mm out back. makes the bike much more responsive and easier to turn but its all up to the rider how they like their bikes. either case the bike will be fine to ride leaving the back alone and just have the front flush but i think youll want to maxamize the suspension.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #17
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

pads are the same 04 and up 6/7/1

K3 1000 has a different pad setup though
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

thanks for the input guys!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:49 AM   #19
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

so I finally got everything back together and I love the brakes!
only one problem, my brake lever is hitting my farring stay when at full left turn?!?
its like the master cylinder is too long
anyone else have this problem?
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #20
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Re: 06 1000 forks swap to an 01 1000

yup, its gonna happen. you can grind the lever or the stay. or you can leave it. i use an r1 master and ground off the adjuster lever and it works fine. much better that the stock one too.
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