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Just wondering if anyone has done a front end swap on their Thunderbird and if so, what donor front end did you use?
 

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I used the forks from a ZRX1200 on my Sprint. Like Crosstie's forks, they were shorter than the stockers, but they were the same diameter so they fit the triple trees. They also mount the 6-pot Tokico calipers.
 

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ZRX1200R front end / wheels - very like the conversion seumas did. Spooner has also done the same thing. AFAIK I was the first to come up with / execute this idea. It works extremely well.

I race tech upgraded the front forks and used a GSXR Radial master cylinder to drive the Tociko 6 pots. at the rear I fitted a Triumph Trophy rear brake running on the stock ZRX rotor. I also substituted a TBS rear shock. It now rides, handles and stops like a sports bike. More pictures and details of the conversion can be found in my photo album.

[ This message was edited by: MickMaguire on 2007-02-12 09:39 ]
 

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The original conversion was to take the front from a T3 (95/96ish) Speed Triple or Daytona. You can upgrade these with 6-piston Tokicos or use Brembo calipers like I did.
 

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Hi, not trying to Hijack this tread but. Did someone use a ZRX1100 front end? I could have sworn I saw one somewhere.
The reason is I noticed in parts unlimited fork springs for 98-00 zrx11 are listed the same# as the 94 Zx600e. I just found a complete zx6 parts bike for cheap. thanks.
 

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On 2007-02-12 19:20, zs-cafe wrote:
Hi, not trying to Hijack this tread but. Did someone use a ZRX1100 front end? I could have sworn I saw one somewhere.
The reason is I noticed in parts unlimited fork springs for 98-00 zrx11 are listed the same# as the 94 Zx600e. I just found a complete zx6 parts bike for cheap. thanks.
ZRX1100 shoudl work just as well as the ZRX1200 there is very little difference.
 

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The ZRX forks are a bit shorter than the stock Tbird ones, but it doesnt upset the handling it just quickens the steering and gives it a lower stance.
 

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On 2007-02-12 09:23, Shades wrote:
Thanks Crosstie! Just what I was looking for.
NP - always happy to share my pain with others :-D

Hope it helped.
 

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Useful reading!

Old thread but this gave me a lot of ideas :)
 

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Will do!

Do you have a separate "project-thread" for your bike?
Looks awsome :cool:

Nice to get some new ideas for the upcoming project
 

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Harpooning this old thread. Is there a way to use ZRX1100/ZRX1200 while retinaing the original wire-spoked wheels?
 

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Should be fine as long as you space the centerline of the wheel to the correct location, and verify brake fitment. Offset things can be made if you're off.
 

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So, we have the ZRX11 and 12 conventional (adjustable) forks, and the ZX-12R (USD, adjustable), and I've seen a mention of a GSXR fork but haven't found the thread.

ZRX- not USD, is adjustable, bolts into stock TB trees, 6 pot double brakes

ZX-12- USD, adjustable, needs a custom upper tree and the stem pressed into the lower (and a shim), 6 pot brakes, shorter by 1"ish

GSXR- ???

Hayabusa?

T3 Striple - direct swap

Is all this right? Anyone have more information?
 
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