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Just finished mounting new alloy rims, SS spokes, Avon SuperVenoms, and longer rear shocks. I'm out for a ride and will report back soon as to handling changes etc. 'Course I can't put'em to the test for a few miles...new tires like to slide out from under you and ruin all that nice work and money.
WM4 in the rear with Avon 130/80 18"...WM3 with Avon 100/90 18" in the front. 9/16ths longer on the shocks.....Let the games begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! laugh :bigt: :p eek
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Those look super sweet! I'm curious about handling...


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AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH............just back in from terrorizing the tourists over the mountain.
Buster handles SOOOOOO much better!
The wider rear gave me a bit more ground clearance, the smaller front and longer shocks gave me a whole different geometry so it's much easier to flop from left to right, and makes the suspension more balanced. The front and rear suspension now seem to work together better. All in all...highly recommended changes if you're looking for better handling; def not original but I certainly don't care. I want results and I got'em! YAY!


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what'er those forks/brakes off off???

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'68 B25 Starfire (single)
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'98 H'da CBR900F3....handles and stops....like it should. Rears are Works Performance modified to 13 9/16th" eye to eye.


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very interesting ! Looks darn good too. Both the rims/tires and the front disc conversion.

Could you tell us some more about the conversion to cbr front? did you use cbr top and bottom yokes?
Do you have any pics of the modifications you had to do?


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So which trees did you used to install the forks?


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'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
'87 K100GS (four banger (Because NVT gave up too quick..)
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CBR trees, tubes, custom made springs, 5wt, tapered neck bearings. Alot of work.....


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here we go...
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As much as i prefer NOT to see old bikes cut about and modernised, i must say that your bike looks 'just right' !
What a pretty piece of engineering.
Anyone have a spare production line laying dormant ?....... :bigt:


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Thanks Scrapjosh...
I just like to "correct" them; change little bits here and there so that form and function flow together.


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