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 Post subject: fork swap
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:20 pm 
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Hornet Baby

Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:27 am
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Hi ,can anyone help. As anybody ever fitted a suzuki sv 1000 front forks to a hornet 600 mk1 ,if so what modifications are needed ,can it even be done.thanks


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 Post subject: Re: fork swap
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:37 pm 
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Hornet Lord

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:39 am
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Location: Coventry/Sometimes Blackburn
You'd have to do some measurement. Diameter of the fork tube and height at least.

Then you have to mount calipers, wheel, associated spacers and axle etc.

Not seen one done personally, and i dont recall seeing anything on here but i might be wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: fork swap
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Hornet Baby

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Hi thanks for replying as you may have seen iv been trying to get hold of some front brake brackets to convert to 4 pot sv 1000/gsxr calipers but no look.
But iv got a pair of yokes and forks of a sv 1000 and just thought it mite be another way to go but not getting time to take the hornet front out and offer the sv1000 forks .thanks


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 Post subject: Re: fork swap
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:45 pm 
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Hornet Lord

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Why not try and make then yourself?

Should be possible with fairly basic tools.

Offer up the calipers to the discs and work out where they'd need to go, make a mock-up bracket out of cardboard or some wood or some shit and then plan to make them from some plate.

Aluminium might be strong enough but would need to make them beefy...atleast 8mm me thinks...someone else might be able to advice.

I basically made a buncha spacers and brackets to fit my 03 instrument cluster onto the 2011 top yoke.

Only tools I used and you'll likely need is a drill, hacksaw and some files.


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 Post subject: Re: fork swap
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:46 pm 
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Hornet Baby

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Hi hornet lord funny you say that ,just come down from the garage and done what you said.
Made some out of cardboard ,next get a bit of mdf,the ones I used to have were made of alloy.
I see you are in coventry im in nuneaton thanks for your reply.steve


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