Thinking of a swap...

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Thinking of a swap...

Post  benjamin1031 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:44 pm

So I've been kicking around the idea of swaping my forks out for some forks from a crf450. I'm told that the forks would be a huge improvement however... I am a cheap SOB and don't want to buy a "conversion kit" does anyone see a problem in just having my fork clamps machined to accept the new forks?? Thanks for your thoughts, Ben
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Post  Hew on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:17 pm

You need to but the CRF fork clamps and a CRF wheel. I think you will also need the brake caliper.
There would be nothing left of the XR clamps if you bored them out for the crf forks.
You can do a lot to the XR forks to make them a lot better if money is an issue. It will cost you nothing but time.
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Post  MA$TER_E on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:49 pm

^ What he said, if you machined them out there wouldn't be anything left. I just bought a set of 07 CRF450R Forks, triples, bar mounts, master, line and calipers off ebay for only $235 shipped. Down side is that the fork seals are absolutely blown and need replaced. But still there are good deals out there. All I need is a wheel and an axle and its a whole CRF front end.

You have two options for fitting the forks.

A) These guys sell a kit that lets you bolt them right up for $60 bucks.
http://www.evolutionsuspension.com/parts/

Or B) You can machine the center of the CRF triple down to fit on the XR.

Here's a pic of the forks I bought with all the oil and dirt cleaned off of them.

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