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Old 12-06-2010, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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re:what have we got here?

it's a daytona 675 front end,i have just sold it actually and the tank.i have decided to build a streettracker now.
Nickletooth, were those 675 forks a straight swap?
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The F3 has standard forks so they just slip in. When you go to USD forks you need new triple trees and then everything goes out the window.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no it was not a straight swap but not too complicated either.i did a thread on the swap,search for daytona 675 front end swap and read that ,the pictures may now be deleted tho.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Reviving this thread...

I stumbled across this thread while searching and though I would revive it instead of start a new one.

Has anyone seen a front end swap that retained a spoked front wheel?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I know someone who used F3 forks (41 mm just like ours) and retained his Thruxton lowers therefore retaining his spoked wheels. It can be done.
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Is there an advantage to doing a front-end swap vs. replacing OEM internals with bitubo/traxxion/ohlins cartridges (besides the $$)? I'd assume that the USD forks would, in theory, be superior to standard forks w/ cartridges but by the time you factor in the custom fab work that has to be done to fit the USD forks, the previously mentioned $$ savings of the front end swap is probably null.
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Is the F3 also a direct swap to a Bonny Std? I sure would like to have duel disc brakes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Is the F3 also a direct swap to a Bonny Std? I sure would like to have duel disc brakes.
I may be wrong on this but if the F3 swaps directly onto a spoke wheel Bonneville, it will not swap directly onto a mag wheel Bonneville. The forks on a mag wheel bike are 1/8" farther apart. The top and bottom yoke would not accept the F3 front end.
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I may be wrong on this but if the F3 swaps directly onto a spoke wheel Bonneville, it will not swap directly onto a mag wheel Bonneville. The forks on a mag wheel bike are 1/8" farther apart. The top and bottom yoke would not accept the F3 front end.
I don't see why you couldn't do a straight swap on a standard mag wheeled bonnie if you use the upper and lower trees from the F3.
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I don't see why you couldn't do a straight swap on a standard mag wheeled bonnie if you use the upper and lower trees from the F3.
I'm sure that is possible. Does anyone know if the bearings and stem length are the same on an F3 as our Bonneville? That and the location of the steering stops on the lower yoke are the only problems I see there. For my money, if I was buying a new front end, to include upper and lower yokes, I would just get a GSXR one. I already have the F3 inner forks in my Bonneville.
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