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Thread: Fork choice?

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    panic
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    Absolute novice, so please bear with me.

    Is there a reasonably adequate fork I can use for my fairly heavy
    chassis (older big twin) It seems to me that there has to be some late
    Japanese etc. fork that has enough travel, stiffness, valving that the
    only penalty will be weight and fabbing bars etc. The project is (of
    course) limited budget, so professionally made stuff is beyond my means.

    Any thoughts



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    buell

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    panic
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    Conventional or inverted

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    I believe all buells are inverted , I've seen them mounted on sportsters , vrods , and bigtwins ,,, ebay for the entire deal wheel brakes etc would seem the easiest route

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    I have a front end from a Kawasaki KZ-xxx something or other (sorry, I don't know those models very well) and intended to use it on my AHDRA Pro Gas bike. I ultimately went with a PMFR front end, but this fork would have been fine. I think I paid around $200 for it, so they can be had reasonably cheap.

    I can get they year and other info if interested. Also could sell it to you if interested - could deliver to an AHDRA event or ship...

    --jack

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    panic
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    I don't want to cut up the steering head on the frame if I can help it,
    but I think I need a bit more stability. Based on what I have read (here and
    elsewhere) it looks like with the same rake angle my trail will go up
    (= good) with 2 factors in my fork selection:

    1. small stem offset (fork tubes close to stem axis), and

    2. axle is offset in lower leg (common in MX), and can be positioned behind the fork.

    [img]uploads/panic/KAWASAKI_KX125-250-1.jpg[/img]


    Edited by: panic

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    if I have it right , axle offset is going backwards ,, the buell shares bearing sizes with conventional HD ,, but there are many bearing races with differant OD ,, and lathe-grinding can make anything posible

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