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Re: GL1000 77

Post #16 by Wingersparty » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:53 pm

So these are the calipers id like to use. If anyone has a brackets for sell let me know. I have tried to find them from eBay but so far no luck
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Re: GL1000 77

Post #17 by Wingersparty » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:57 pm

Oh, and i found out that one of the fork tubes is ruined. Got to find a new one.
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Re: GL1000 77

Post #18 by rcmatt007 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:07 pm

wow! how the heck did that happen to the fork
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Re: GL1000 77

Post #19 by RAT » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:12 pm

Looks like it’s been like that for a while :shock:

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Re: GL1000 77

Post #20 by Wingersparty » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:00 pm

I don't know how i missed that at first place. But according to this http://wingovations.com/gl1000-front-fork-wear/4585000543 there's not much to do. Got to find new one... Only thing i didn't understand is that do I need to find new lower part also? Is it repariable?

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Re: GL1000 77

Post #21 by JamesPal » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Wingersparty wrote:I don't know how i missed that at first place. But according to this http://wingovations.com/gl1000-front-fork-wear/4585000543 there's not much to do. Got to find new one... Only thing i didn't understand is that do I need to find new lower part also? Is it repariable?

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Re: GL1000 77

Post #22 by Wingersparty » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 pm

Here's something to think about. I have 99' cbr900 front fork. I might as well use them. The tubes are the same lenght as gl1000. The triple trees can be modified to fit. Only thing is to find wheel hub to fit the axel. Any ideas?
Wgat would be the downsides of this swap?
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