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I'm in the process of getting a set of '00 GSXR750 forks and triple clamps to swap onto my '02 600(I hope to respring and revalve them first). Just wondering if anyone has any experience with a swap like this. I plan to use my same wheel(which is identical to the 750) but not sure about spacer issues. Anyone got some helpful info for me, or a 750 service manual so i can compare to my 600 manual?


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Whats wrong with the stockers that wouldn't be fixed with respring/valve?:confused 750's THAT much stiffer/less stiction?? Do you really notice it? Or are you just getting the 750 forks for next to nothing and doing it for the hell of it?
 

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I got them for a good price and figured what the hell. I may turn around and sell the 600 forks once I get it all sorted it, which will make my investment very low.

now, ya got some info for me mark? :D
 

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I got them for a good price and figured what the hell. I may turn around and sell the 600 forks once I get it all sorted it, which will make my investment very low.

now, ya got some info for me mark? :D

Yeah I advise you to go find a 750 shop manual:twofinger :rofl

my 2cents would be to not sell the stock forks... a re-fork job would make me think crash damage if I were looking to buy the bike. Also it would no longer be SS legal if you ever decide to race it:D :cheers
 

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Yeah I advise you to go find a 750 shop manual:twofinger :rofl

my 2cents would be to not sell the stock forks... a re-fork job would make me think crash damage if I were looking to buy the bike. Also it would no longer be SS legal if you ever decide to race it:D :cheers
I thought about the crash aspect, something to consider before I decide. And the chances of me ever racing for real are slim to none so no worries about being SS legal. Thanks for the input!
 

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humm, good thinking there chris, who do we know with a 2002 or 2001 750?, so we can see and measure the front shims?

tire size the same ok(if thats the same size rim and tire, i bet the shims are the same UNLESS the fork bracket for the break and axle is beerfier?

,\ OH how about fork lenth?, maybe might have to adjust lenth when installing them (but that you can see when you get them)
thats simple.

humm what else?....front fender swap over , does the 600 and 750 share the same mounting locations of screw locations?
(probably is)

you already know about the bar ends to order for the 750 forks (ok)

other then that i cant think of much else, either way all this stuff can be done even if theres some little custumizing to do, but all the REAL important issues mounting it all looks good.

we will know for sure if anything once you put the fork on and go to mount the axle threw it with the 600 shims, if i remember the amount of play all bikes have BEFORE torqueing it down there like (what ever is 1/2 of a quater inch of play on each side) thats about what ive always seen about and ive tooken maybe 10 differant front tires off differant brands of bikes from 600 to 1100 (ahh my old hurrican, i miss that bike)
 

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I told you Ken would help Chris. He's all over it already.


:D :D :laughing :laughing
 

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I told you Ken would help Chris. He's all over it already.


:D :D :laughing :laughing
ken loves a good project. this should be fun. :D
 

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Make sure the axle is right... I believe the 600 used a smaller one.
 

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im pretty sure the axles are similar, probably just different spacers since they use the exact same wheel but have different forks.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but you've got triple clamps and all, right? The 750's are upside-down forks, so a whole lot is different.

The 600 forks are lighter, but the 750's are cool looking.
 

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yes dave he does, or will get i think the only thing he wasnt sure about is the (dont know what exactly you call it)
steering steem, yok, etc..?

what ever it is, othert then that i think the only other thing was the rim spacers on the out side of the bearings, but that will be easy to figure out.
 

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To get teh ride height and all that correct, I would take a shit load of measurements before you take off the stock forks os you can get the geometry correct with the new forks. I'm guessing the 750 forks are a little longer.
 

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Yes, lots of measurements.

I think the 600 an the 750 do have some real similarities as for racing the rear shock lengths were supposed to be the same, and, I believe what we were supposed to be raising the front to.

Definitely measure the distance from the center of the front axle to the bottom of the steering head, so that the rake & trail will be similar.
 

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Ok i got an idea, scrap the forks project and grab the motor that came with those 750 forks, lets swap theat instead, now that will give you some performance gains. :twofinger :twofinger
 

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engines over 600cc are for men who need to compensate. :D

I'll stick with the fork swap for now. I will have the uper and lower tripples of course. I will be sure to take that measurement that is a great idea. Keep the ideas coming guys!
 

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No viagra is for men who need to compensate. Engines over 600 are for men with really big balls. Hell mine are so big I gots ta strap them on the seat behind me :twofinger :twofinger
 
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