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CBR600RR fork swap finally

Old 09-23-2017, 06:05 PM
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CBR600RR fork swap finally

So yeah after owning this front end for a couple years and not having time I finally pulled the trigger on the job.

06 CBR600RR forks brakes and wheel. Got the whole setup for like $400.

Had to quickly build a gantry crane out of 2x6 from my yard.

Used apex risers with 4" riser I stole from my single sided swingarm hawk. I put the ducati 900ss bars on there last week.

It went really well. Put in new pads since I didn't trust the old oil soaked ones in there even though they had tons of meat on em.

So this is a super easy swap and there are no spacers to machine, line up issues, etc. It also kept the same bike geometry and front ride height as stock so wont make you do any adjustments.

The steering head bearings and even the nuts and adjusters are the same as the stock hawk stuff so I just reused them. Here are some pics.

Now this bike has 600RR forks and dash on it. Havent bedded the brakes in yet and not sure how much I trust the front tire yet but only went around the block for the shakedown. Already feels better than the stock forks and now I may need to rebuild or adjust my Penske since now I notice harshness back there.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:13 PM
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Looking good smokin,

Now you are one of the boys Ha Ha !
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:56 PM
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Well, yeah for the daily bike. The B bike had me in the club years ago but its too nice to ride the way I like to ride.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:23 AM
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nice work.. now just so iv got this right,2006 cbr forks? and yokes? using storm wheel and discs?
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:27 AM
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No the whole thing is 600rr. Triples, tubes wheel brakes etc. I used apex riser bars with a 4" rise but could've used the 900ss 3" rise bars. I wanted a comfortable ride.

The usd cbr forks are not that expensive anymore plus it bolts right up. You need to use different brake lines depending on how high you go with the bars.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:35 AM
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Did the 600RR steering stem require different bearings?
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
The usd cbr forks are not that expensive anymore plus it bolts right up. You need to use different brake lines depending on how high you go with the bars.
This is a subject I've wondered about but never asked. My Heli's all but bump fairing at max lock (turns on high beam switch) and I did not need longer lines. How do you go further, are you cutting plastic?
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The apex bars are infinitely(approx.) adjustable so you can work around clearance. I also have handguards so that limits my steering lock but keeps my hands warm.
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Nice work for sure! So higher bars are a necessity to clear the body work?
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:44 PM
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Higher than stock yes but I wanted similar to my heli bars. Lower than 4" rise would clear bodywork but be more race replica feeling.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:58 PM
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Gotcha Joe. My ZX-14R is my commuter/distance/Upstate burner bike, so I just have the VTR for local burning, and Sunday rides. I'd like the most aggressive bars possible. The current aftmkt clip-ons are nice and low, but I have to do 3 pt turns to get it turned in the middle of the road, haha.
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