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A differnt kind of FORK SWAP--- lots more travel.. any ideas

Old 08-01-2014, 06:16 PM
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A differnt kind of FORK SWAP--- lots more travel.. any ideas

is there any way to bolt up a front fork from a modern dirtbike that will provide lots of travel? would they be able to support the bike what so ever? dunno curious...thoughts ?
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:30 PM
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dirtbikes don't weigh very much, like 2-300 lbs, so I imagine the forks wouldn't do a very good job with the VTR. Something more like a BMW gs bike, or a vstrom, or a varadero would probably be a better source
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:42 PM
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Hmmm, you will have problem mounting the VTR brake calipers on a dirk bike fork!
Dirk bikes usually only run one disc brake up front so you would need two of the db forks with caliper mounts.


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Its been done. If you search there is a guy that added either longer fork tubes to the stock base or adv bike fork. Don't think he took it off road though
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After seeing your post I remembered a guy who made an adv bike out of an EX500. He used klr 650 forks which seem like they would work here too, just with stronger springs.
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I would look at the VStrom forks. Those would be closest thing I can think of that would work.
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Vstrom are for sure the best bet but they would sure be unobtanium for such a new bike.
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