80 Sportster Enduro Build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by JonnyH913, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. JonnyH913

    JonnyH913 Been here awhile

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    Hello all!
    I had a friend of mine reach out to me that is huge in the build projects. He currently has a 1980 Sportster and is wanting to swap that over to an enduro build. He discovered that the 39mm fork tubes on a 1983-1987 Honda XL600R are a direct fit. He only needs the front end. Tubes, rotor, caliper, master cylinder, etc. Basically the whole front end.
    Any one offer any assistance on where on God's green earth he could find these parts?
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  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Likely the big auction site that starts with an e
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  3. JonnyH913

    JonnyH913 Been here awhile

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    I figured as much. Just trying to exhaust all options for him
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  4. nervous

    nervous 2009 R1200GS

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    For the same reason you're here I'd start frequenting any XR sites youi can find and asking the same questions. These are a few I found in a couple minutes of looking and I am sure there are many more. There's also a lot of used bike parts yards and sellers out there you just have to do some digging. They may even be networked like auto pats yards are. National Craigslist searches?

    https://www.facebook.com/Xl600NO

    https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1008607-honda-xl600r-problems/

    https://bikez.com/msgboard/msg.php?id=12767&type=bike


    E-mail to them?

    https://www.xrsonly.com/
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  5. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    That fork is woefully inadequate on an xl600 what's it going to do under a Harley? Flop around?
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  6. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    There are oe hd fork choices up to 49mm ,you could then use resprung Drz forks .
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  7. hondabtr

    hondabtr Public enemy Supporter

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    KTM forks are pretty much a bolt-in. Im using 98 WP 5060 50mm conventionals. Easy peasy. Heck, no need to change the bearings. JTH used KTM on his
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  8. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    DR600 Suzuki forks are 39mm as well
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