An Unholy Union V: DRZ forks on an Airhead

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Ras Thurlo, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    Brilliant Baz. Many thanks! This will save pounds of cardboard up and down the americas I'm certain of it!
  2. Prutser

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    I think all types would do. I do think that if you ride the bike in the winter a lot the 7075 is not the best material.
    Over here the salt they use to keep the roads ridable in wintertime corrodes the 7075 pretty quick.

    Feels good i'm doing something good for the environment :D
  3. tututis

    tututis Adventurer

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    I'm trying to find a handlebar clamps but all are of this style, without thread. in the triple goes directly a threaded screw.


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  4. Screaming Chicken

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    Isn't that just a matter of putting a different screw in?
  5. Prutser

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    No that won't work. That type of handle bar clamps use special low bolt heads which can't be replaced with a normal bolt.

    We used Rizoma clamps most of the time and I found some that look ok on:

    http://www.off-the-road.de/en/Other...ndlebar-clamps-for-22-or-28mm-handlebars.html

    A more drastic thing to do is drill the thread out of the triple and you could use the type Tututis bought.
  6. tututis

    tututis Adventurer

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    I have not yet bought, I realized while surfing the internet. Another option would drill the clamp ?
  7. Ras Thurlo

    Ras Thurlo Desert Lion

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    your better off getting Rizoma risers

    I have them on the Prutser triples and it all works well together
  8. tututis

    tututis Adventurer

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    I'm going for that or link's pruster.

    I suppose, that fits any handlebar with the distance between the center (100mm) holes in top of the triple.
  9. tututis

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    I'm going to use a RM hub and the distance between the stock caliper bracket and the side of the disc is 25mm. Is the same than KTM hub. The custom plate has to be of 8,5 mm width and fits between the rotor and the fork.

    The brembo caliper bracket is 16,5 mm width from top of the hole to the side of the rotor.

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  10. tututis

    tututis Adventurer

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    This is the rotor I'll put. 320mm/5mm NG disc.


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  11. Prutser

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    That looks like a great upgrade Tututis.
  12. tututis

    tututis Adventurer

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    It looks great and very good finish
  13. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Nice ... I missed it, but where did you buy this? This would be a plug n' play solution for my weak brakes ....
  14. Screaming Chicken

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    Ooo-er, check out the legs on this one. :lol3:

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    Proof that with a bit of perseverance they will indeed fit a PD.

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    Plenty of lock, too.

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  15. Screaming Chicken

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    Oh, turning right, things actually hit the frame instead of the PD tank. Turning left there seems to be a little bit of tank in the way, but only a bit.

    End result looks like it was made to go together, despite some initial resistance from the lower triple which didn't quite agree with the fairing support.
  16. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    A nice result. Might have to look at some for my GS, (which has a PD tank) What was the issue with the lower mount, Was it hitting the fairing mount ? aA bit of trimming required ?
  17. Prutser

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    Yes it did hit the fairing mount but after some machining it had the max steeringlock :clap
    Also lowered the top triple 12mm to clear the dash but that was pretty simple.
  18. Screaming Chicken

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    Max lock on the unmodified lower triple: very Ducati. ;-)

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  19. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    What spring rates have you guys, and gals using. Straight rate or is there a progressive rate spring that will fit..
  20. Screaming Chicken

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    Funny thing.

    I'm riding my GS.

    I see a bump.

    I aim for the bump.

    I mentally prepare for the bump, which will be coming through my forks and my bars into my wrists.

    I miss the bump.

    Oh, wait, there it is, slightly delayed, from the rear. :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3