Show your airhead DRZ fork conversion

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Heipaal, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,034
    Location:
    The Dutch swamp
    IMG_0276.jpg

    IMG_4836.jpg
    #41
    hardwaregrrl, brittrunyon and Noxyi like this.
  2. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,034
    Location:
    The Dutch swamp
  3. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,034
    Location:
    The Dutch swamp
    I'm done the rest is up to you guy's :D
    #43
  4. photorider

    photorider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    672
    Location:
    Zion
    Nice Prutser! Thanks for sharing and for not making it all boring driveway photos. We need more action shots around here!
    #44
  5. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,034
    Location:
    The Dutch swamp
    I was hoping to find more clean pictures of all the bikes but I couldn’t.
    There should be an old thread with more action pictures.
    #45
    photorider likes this.
  6. ianblomeyer

    ianblomeyer ianblomeyer

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    72
    Location:
    south africa
  7. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,034
    Location:
    The Dutch swamp
  8. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Oddometer:
    2,140
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Could make one think that DRZ forks are required to pass inspection in the Netherlands... :D
    #48
    vector6 likes this.
  9. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,239
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    This one's been to Holland. Maybe some kind of infection?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #49
  10. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,163
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    I'm not sure what it is but something's itching.....
    #50
  11. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,303
    Location:
    3rd Ring of Buzztopia
    No shit-- i feel strangely inadequate now :lol3
    #51
  12. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,445
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I don’t think they’ve stuck one in an RS before... :lol3
    #52
  13. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,163
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    I’ve been sizing things up............
    The only thing I don’t have is s 21” front.
    #53
  14. LaurensT

    LaurensT Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Oddometer:
    22
    I decided to give my bike a project name:
    DSC00057.JPG
    #54
    hardwaregrrl, stefaan and Square1 like this.
  15. brfoster

    brfoster Baile Atha Cliath

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    Australia
    @Kiwiabbo, are you using standard DRZ triple clamps?

    If so, how did you get the top triple clamp to clear the dash panel inside the fairing? I have a '92 R100GS that I would like to fit with DRZ forks.

    TIA. :beer
    #55
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,239
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    @brfoster he's using DR650 forks with drop in race tech emulators (I think). Not the same at all - skinnier fork stauntions, basic forks, lack any external adjustment. But look similar to the DRZ forks, & with the set up he has, & the way he uses it, he's indicated it provides a better than stock ride.

    @Screaming Chicken has used his DRZ forks with the stock fairings. I think he's using Prutser triples.
    #56
  17. brfoster

    brfoster Baile Atha Cliath

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    Australia

    @Box'a'bits, thanks very much. I will have to investigate further. I have a spare set of DRZ triples looking for a home.
    #57
  18. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,445
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I’m using modified Prutser triples.

    The thing with the PD fairing is that support from the head tube to the roo bar slopes down and fouls on gullwing style lower triples. The DRZ650 ones seem to be straight.

    The top DRZ400 triple with the “standard” thick washer mounting trick won’t work, you’d have to shorten the stem and maybe shave the dashboard lip a little.

    Should be some pictures somewhere in the Unholy Union V thread...
    #58
  19. Kiwiabbo

    Kiwiabbo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Oddometer:
    579
    Just like boxerbits said, I have them and I’m mainly road riding. A lot of improvement in th3 ride quality compared with stock. 160kph 2 up with gear still rock steady. Used to shake around at 140 by myself with gear. And yup DR650 forks with springs to suit, dropped internally by 2 inches and drop in cartridges. Rides sweet now. To make them fit under the dash I mowed a bit off the bottom of the stem to drop the top clamp down. About 10-15mm from memory.
    #59
  20. Kiwiabbo

    Kiwiabbo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Oddometer:
    579
    9D9098EC-FFA5-4BFB-B294-3B3C9A212655.jpeg
    #60