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just happen to have a gixxer conversion in a TLS suzuki I am turning back to stock and methinks "why not?"

Triumph wheel and forks removed....



Donor Components



Top bearing on Suzuki is 54mm and Triumph is 52 so its easier to use the ball and race arrangement

Here its in the lathe to polish the race



Then run it on a centre and grind the OD to 52mm with a toolpost grinder



Thats close enough!



And fit to the frame



Balls checked for fit



And inner race

 

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Remove steering stops



Fit new tapers on the bottom





Trim the rubber bearing guard to fit top race and fit nuts and top triple

 

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The gixxer axle is 25mm and so is the sprint so that makes things a little easier
The gixxer axle is offset 8mm when using the std sprint spacer so the spacer needs shortening to centralise the axle
the wheel in the gixxer forks is 0.5mm off centre ....close enough!
the disks measure 133 134mm which is not ideal! the gixxer is 144 give or take ....
So we need some 5mm spacers under each disk

Narrowed spacer



I cut some 5mm plate into 120mm squares and turned it to 118mm diameter in the lathe and bored it to 78mm ID



The hole centres for the disks are 50.25mm from centre and 10.5mm



Neat spacer holder eh!



Spacer in place



And the disk too



lurking disk spacer!

 

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The speedo sender needs to be trimmed to clear the wider disks



and its in





Disks nice and central on calipers too



Gixxer disks are 310mm diameter and Sprint are 320mm so 5mm spacers sort out the difference



And the guard ( fender ) tidies up the conversion

 

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Handlebar choice was a little difficult
trying to find bars far enough back to suit me and positioned to clear the fairing
I had a set of kawasaki w800 bars which fit the bill.
My other bikes run norton commando bars which are very comfy

The Kawasaki bars are mounted 50mm back from the centreline of the triple





Steering stops represent a bit of an issue and I decided to use the radiator mounts as the locating point



 
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