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Not all that happy with my 33.4 fork, and reading up I don’t believe I’ll be able to make any significant improvements. I want to ride the bike more, so thinking about swapping out for a later front end.

I heard the 35mm will go straight in, but how about a modern 39mm?

I like the look of this, but have no idea what model this fork would originally be fitted to, any ideas? Ideally I’d just buy a complete front end.



I think I’ll hide a remote m/c somewhere to keep the bars uncluttered.

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Would you be interested in a swap, I've got a 39mms front end on mine ? Nice shouldered alloy rim and stainless spokes.
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Yes, if you make a stem you can retain OEM cups and balls w/ the 39mm.
Or if you want an “upgrade” you can purchase a Timken cup set to mount the stock 39mm stem.
Either way you need to fabricate a fork stop.
I have installed under the lower bearing a stop made from stainless plate trimmed into a winged fork stop.
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Would you be interested in a swap, I've got a 39mms front end on mine ? Nice shouldered alloy rim and stainless spokes.

Stalkie, thanks for the offer - I’ll give that some thought, but may want to keep the original front end for later use. If you’re interested in selling it instead, PM some pics over, but this is a winter project for me, just gathering information.



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Yes, if you make a stem you can retain OEM cups and balls w/ the 39mm.
Or if you want an “upgrade” you can purchase a Timken cup set to mount the stock 39mm stem.
Either way you need to fabricate a fork stop.
I have installed under the lower bearing a stop made from stainless plate trimmed into a winged fork stop.
I have also welded and shaped aluminum stops directly to the 39mm lower tree.
Also have welded a block to lower cup and pinned cup to frame.

Chevelle, thanks. Do you still offer those kits?
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