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Old 12-09-2008, 04:01 AM   #1
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Question Fork conversion Honda cbr 1000 to 600

Hi I'm new here. I'm a Aprilia rider so I'm kinda Honda dumb! How hard is it to do a fork conversion from a 1000 to a 600 07 cbr? I'm trying to help my friend put a Ohlins on his bike. I see that they make a ohlins for a 1000 but not for the 600. He has a 07 cbr 600rr could I take the triple clamps top and bottom from a 07 1000 cbr and put it on his bike? If i could do that I can put a 43mm fork on it. Do any of you guys know if the pin,rod that go's threw the frame is the same size?
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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I don't know but Honda and most new bikes in general tend to be model specific these days.

It stands to reason though if they specify that the forks fit the 1000 and not the 600 that there are significant differences, otherwise they would sell a conversion kit and market to both models and increase their potential income stream.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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The stem will fit almost certainly.

However, will the steering damper fit, or will the fork-length be the same, or spring and damping rates work with the smaller bike?

I dunno.

Why not put a set of Gold Valves in the forks and call it done? Doesn't Racecraft make a hella good internals for these things (at a substantial savings over Ohlins!). Hell, for that matter: Ohlins makes guts to fit Showa forks too.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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Yea but the standard Honda don't come with showa anymore do they? The ohlins is a 43mm fork with much better turn in and rebound rate smother all round. The Ohlins all so looks great and he has found a next to new pair cheap complete with a brembo set up and all! The problem is they are from a 1000. They look to be the same length from what I can tell with them on the bike.
The 600 come with i think 41mm forks the 1000 come with 43. Ohlins only make a 43mm fork! This is why they don't make one for a 600. They told me I would have to change the headsets. They didn't know if the stems was the same or not though.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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Schwinn Sting-Ray forks would fit and look sooo cool.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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Schwinn Sting-Ray forks would fit and look sooo cool.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:17 AM   #7
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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losthaga,

Try Bikebandit.com and see if the parts numbers jive.

Otherwise you'll need to go to the (shudder) dealership.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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WOW! Thanks for the really informative post. I'm sorry, maybe I should ask um, how do I change my mirrors or maybe how do I get theses cards to stay in my spokes? Cuz I love the way the clicking sound makes me go weeee! Your the mod here WOW!
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:58 AM   #10
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NO! Not at all what makes you think that? Is it the fact I started my first post wit I'm new to here? NO NO NO! Your the Bright one right? Is it that I only made like 5 or 6 post? Go ahead delete my profile. That really hurts you been so helpful! REALLY! Sad thing is there dose sound like there are 1 or 2 guys on here that know what there talking about. Only bad thing is there not either one of the mods. lol!
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