|03-12-2013, 03:31 PM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Da frozen tundra, 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
Swapping brand parts.......
Seems the Brit blokes over the big pond have a decent grasp on being able to swap interesting parts between brand names. Wish we had some more of that going on around here in the US.
What I mean is, reading Brit cycle mags about classic bikes it seems much more common practice over there to mount the front fork assembly of a GSXR onto a mid 70's vintage Yammy. Or perhaps to use an aluminum swingarm from a mid-90's Kawasaki enduro onto a older vintage Honda. Perhaps careful scouring of motorcycle salvage yards (auto-jumbles as they call them) is much more common over there.
On the GN400 Group at Yahoo.com I did find two pages of data that specified the common axle sizes of front and rear wheels for a large record of the four Japanese brands. So with that info, I can find out which Suzukis, Hondas or Yamahas use 17mm front axles. Or which Kawasaki and Suzuki models use 19mm rear axles.
Would be great to have a database of the big four brands and details of which models use similar steering yoke bearing sizes. Or which of the four brands use the same swingarm bearing size and have the same swingarm pivot length to fit the frame of another bike.
Anybody ever seen something like this?
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