Show your airhead DRZ fork conversion

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

  1. DonniBoi

    DonniBoi Out of my element Supporter

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    Can any of these forks be used and still have full steering lock? Without the $800 triple trees?
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  2. 2WheelTraveler

    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    These forks can quite easily be installed with the stock triples. Unfortunately the turning radius is sub-par at full steering lock, which is the reason for modified triples. If I were only to ride on the street and limited gravel roads I'd consider running stock DRZ triples. On dirt no way.
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  3. 2WheelTraveler

    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    My R65DRZ
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  4. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Long timer

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    If you’re willing to take a file to the drz triples they can be improved a bit but I don’t think they’ll get close to the lock of the original fork. The prutser triples will do as much if not slightly more lock than stock if your tank allows it.
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  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Rode with this one this week. Very clean and well put together ST with the drz forks. Great bike and even better guy.

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  6. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Ah, Nathan's G/S sticks out like a sore thumb in all pics of it! How was Big Dog??
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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Can we print stickers of this??
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  8. stefaan

    stefaan Forgot to plan

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  9. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    It was good. A lot tamer than normal. The big passes were all closed still had snow, but still a great time with friends. Nathan need a new rear rack after the event, as the beating got to his.
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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Wonder if it’s because that was the last one??
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  11. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    That’s probably some of it, the weather really just wasn’t cooperating. Rained all day before so some of the harder passes were closed and others just slimly. Several of the old “A” group weren’t there. I just wanted to make the last run with the guys. There was one tricked out airhead there. It was built with suspension from Bas and had an aluminum TAG swing arm plus other goodies. It was mouth watering. We also got into a discussion on a certain persons heads that dropped a valve. Really was a good event.

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  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    my head drops often....ala Charilie Brown.
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  13. LaurensT

    LaurensT Adventurer

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  14. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Well, guess I forgot to post a picture
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    The few pictures I have from rides so far are all a bit blurry. I'll post some ride photos when I get some better ones.
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  15. thelegend024

    thelegend024 R80GS 1990

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    How can you miss this thread as Dutch DRZ Airhead IMG-20191222-WA0014.jpg
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  16. vdelst.david

    vdelst.david n00b

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  17. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Still a work in progress with lots to do:

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  18. JRK GS

    JRK GS n00b

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    Another one from the netherlands!

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  19. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    BH's bike looks great and it will get where it needs to be soon enuff.
    I took the easier path using an 88 GS front end on my G/S. It works great for me but the benefits of this conversion cannot be denied. I'm still looking forward to riding a bike with this conversion so I can experience the difference for myself.
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  20. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    My path would have been super easy and straight forward had I stuck with just DRZ forks and the DRZ hub. The install is majorly easy and basically bolt-on...I just experimented with an RMZ setup first.
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