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Guys, I am new to this forum, I have been looking around, both web and this forum trying to figure out if it is possible to swap inverted front suspension from another bike, have any of you guys done this or have even considered this?

I couldn't find a post specific to this if you know of one and can re-direct me I will appreciate,

Rgds,
 

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Basically, you'd need to swap an entire front-end off another bike, so triples, brakes, spacers, etc. all work together. At least that would be the easy way to do it. Not aware of any inverted forks with 41mm OD on the 'big end'.
 

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Plus, it doesn't hurt to mention that all these "bigger" parts will add weight. Dual brake discs/ calipers, bigger wheel (necessitating a bigger tire), bigger triples...

Even if you made spacers and brackets to keep your stock wheel and caliper, the forx and triples would still be a noticeable weight increase.
 

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thanks for the reply, I think it is more than just changing parts haha, and I was considering only for looks, because I do not take my bike to the track. I do a lot of curvy roads and commuting tho
 

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I couldn't find a post specific to this if you know of one and can re-direct me I will appreciate,
There was a post yesterday about using R6 forks. With enough motivation and money anything is possible. If you want the beefy look just because, you're probably better off getting a different bike, say 5 year old R6. It'll have 4x the power, ~equal weight, and tunable suspension at both ends for the same amount of money.
 

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thanks guy, yup, definitely won't persue this at all, I love the R3 as it is though, just cant wait for it to hit the 1000 Km mark to start pushint it a little bit more, that will happen this weekend tho. Take care guy and thanks one more time!!!
 

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Yeah, maybe a better swap to consider would be the R125's inverted forks and single brake disc... I do think the upsidedown forks looks better, but oh well, I can't change mine and still race in Supersport class so it's an easy choice to leave it alone :)
 

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The day I can outride hard parts on the R3 is the day I call Yamaha and tellem to get rid of that #46 guy with the messy hair coz Lorenzo needs a beatin.

Sounds like a few ppl wish they had bought a 600.
 

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Yeah, maybe a better swap to consider would be the R125's inverted forks and single brake disc... I do think the upsidedown forks looks better, but oh well, I can't change mine and still race in Supersport class so it's an easy choice to leave it alone :)
I love the looks of the R3 but the R125 is a better looking bike overall IMHO.
 

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The day I can outride hard parts on the R3 is the day I call Yamaha and tellem to get rid of that #46 guy with the messy hair coz Lorenzo needs a beatin.

Sounds like a few ppl wish they had bought a 600.
so that means if someone gets an r6 and wants to do mods, is because they whish they have bought an R1?
 

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Refer to my signature, sums it up.
Okay, I’ll take the bait…

There's nothing wrong with mods like this as long as they don’t compromise safety and handling.

Does a person who drops a Corvette LT1 motor into a Camaro (or a Holden Ute) really just want a Corvette, or do they maybe just like the styling of the Camaro (or Ute) better but want more performance? Probably the latter. And did they cause any harm (except to their wallet) by doing it? No!

If someone turns their stock R3 into a Race Bike by making all the allowed mods in their racing class does that mean they should just have bought and raced an R6, an R1M, or an H2R? No! Well, maybe they really wanted the H2R, but That’s Another Whole Ball of Wax. And of $$$$$, at $50,000 a pop.

Maybe USD Forks, Dual Disks and Brembo Calipers on an R3 will make it handle better and stop better (beyond what just changing out lines and pads will do), and make it look better, too. And still be way cheaper than an R6. The YZF-R125 USD forks would seem to be a better choice for this particular mod, though, since it probably wouldn’t add any weight and would still be a single disk system, so an easier job to replace.

If someone can build a bike by sourcing parts from different models, and end up with the combination of looks, handling and performance they want, that’s great. More power to them.

The HUGE aftermarket parts industry wouldn’t exist if everyone was completely satisfied with their motorcycle (or cars, boats, etc.) the way they come from the factory.

Seriously, even if someone wants to build a custom bike and just park it in their living room as a piece of art to look at and admire, that’s their business.
I know a guy that can’t ride any more because of multiple fused spinal vertebrae (not from a motorcycle accident, but rock climbing). He owns an amazing yellow Ducati 748S that is a thing of beauty to behold and he actually does have it in his living room, on track stands, because he couldn’t bear to part with it.

Nice thing about living in the Free World is, you can do “Whatever Blows Your Skirt Up”.

Having your own opinion is great. Even better when you allow others to have theirs, too. There's no need to blast them with some Passive-Aggressive put downs.

There are a lot of new riders on this Forum and they should be given encouragement (as long as it won't jeopardize their safety) instead of being sniped at with snarky comments.

That said, the above was my opinion. Or perhaps just a small part of my Manifesto!

Let the haters hate begin………..
 

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Nothing snarkey about me, just old and been around bikes a while.
You wouldn't get many more ppl concerned at safety, rider improvement, bike development, and smiles per miles from motorcycling than me.

Its amazing bikes are not banned already, every time someone buys a NoFriends loud slipon is another nail.

If a new rider has all the gear, and done all the courses, they can dress their bike up like a xmas tree if that floats their boat.
But in a year they will be crying 'poor resale value' like every other 250 forum if they throw money at their first bike.

R6 USD front end wont improve the R3 one bit.
if anything its the steering precision and good forks is one of its best features, so much so that ive moved more weight forward to take advantage of it, sag is still within range, dampening is ok for now.
Hardly worth doing my thread here, as I didn't fit chinese anodised adjusters if that's what matters.
I spent money and time making my bike being balanced, set up with what was there, or what I can make without wasting money.
$100 for a chain got more power than a $1000 exhaust and tune alone.
The reviews coulnt be further removed from what the bike was actually like once set up.


A bike is the sum of its parts and only as good as the nut on top of the triple clamp :)
Unlike cars, they cannot be compared, just as 600 racebikes cant be compared to another class they don't race against.

Here, enjoy a favourite thread of mine-
http://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-performance/1402-ultimate-cbr250-performance-mod.html

I blame the internet :p
 

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I blame the internet :p
I blame the Internet, too. Stay tuned, it'll be the ruin of us all one day. :eek:

I'm an oldie, as well, and been around bikes for 51 years. Though it can be difficult in times like these, I try to remain a "Glass Half Full" type of person.

I saw a bike on the street a few weeks ago that had a longggg stretched swingarm on it. Looked ridiculous but I had to admit that there was some entertainment value in it. It made me laugh. ;)
 

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....and the person who bought an R1 and mods it really wanted a Ducati. And the Ducati guy really wanted a Bimota. And the guy who buys a house and remodels it really wanted a mansion. If you grow a mustache, you must really want to look like Tom Selleck! See the logic there? We are never satisfied, we always want to improve things or get a better thing. Like FangShui, I see sportbikes with extended swingarms and think "how stupid", but also think how boring our world would be if everyone was just like (your name here).
 

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....and the person who bought an R1 and mods it really wanted a Ducati. And the Ducati guy really wanted a Bimota. And the guy who buys a house and remodels it really wanted a mansion. If you grow a mustache, you must really want to look like Tom Selleck! See the logic there? We are never satisfied, we always want to improve things or get a better thing. Like FangShui, I see sportbikes with extended swingarms and think "how stupid", but also think how boring our world would be if everyone was just like (your name here).
And that diversity itself can create a form of familiar consistency that is lethal to even the most jaded state of being.

Why be normal? Create Diversity!
 

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Ok, now that we're skating into existential self-identification and survival of the species...

> R6 USD front end wont improve the R3 one bit.

actually the damping control alone will be very nice to have and the stability of the front end will be much improved. Now is it worth the hassle, all the other changes it would entail, will it still look 'right', etc. come into play.

But to get good handling and good damping control doesn't require such significant surgery. Replacing the innards with cartridges is how it's been done for some years now.
 
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