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Wilko83

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Fork change
« on: 10 September 2018, 08:20:05 PM »
Hi. I have a knackered set of forks on my fzs600. I have bought a set of fz8 forks but now need a set of yokes. Any suggestions?

I know I will need front mud guard/fender but I plan on using original wheels if possible


Thanks in advance
Chris

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Re: Fork change
« Reply #1 on: 11 September 2018, 04:40:03 PM »
you will prolly need to change the lot buying a set of forks in the hope that they fit seldom works


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Re: Fork change
« Reply #2 on: 11 September 2018, 05:31:38 PM »
This does not sound like a simple job to do (tho not entirely impossible, just a lot of hassle and expense).Are FZ8 forks the same diameters as the FZ1 forks (internals are almost certainly different but that's irrelevant). If so, it's the FZ1 top & bottom yokes you'll need.  Have a look at Mike / Falcon's R1 front fork conversion guide for the FZS1000.  http://fazer1000.yuku.com/topic/3408/R1-Fork-Conversion-Guide#.VOCl5iyM69c Different bike I know but the FZS600 and FZS1000 steering stems are the same so you'll need to follow the same sort of procedure.

The FZS600 front wheel almost certainly won't suit the FZ8 / FZ1 forks, different diameter spindles and bearings... and then there's the speedo drive problem.
It's almost unique to the FZS600.  Unless you do the Muddybuddy speedo drive conversion; in which case you could keep the standard clock unit & run an FZ8 front wheel to match the forks. but then, you'd be running a 120 front tyre instead of 110... more issues to consider! 

I ran RWU R6 front forks on my FZS600 for a while, but emulators and springs in the standard forks were the best bang-for-the-buck option.
 

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Re: Fork change
« Reply #3 on: 11 September 2018, 07:15:41 PM »
this man kebab 19 is prolly the best man to talk to about this as if he's not done it then it aint worth doing

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Re: Fork change
« Reply #4 on: 13 September 2018, 09:28:09 PM »
Cheers all. Update is I have bought a set of 2007-2008 yokes. I need to have the steering stems swapped. Shouldn’t be a massive hassle. Front wheel will need to be changed. Not sure on what I will do with the speedo yet. Any hints would be a help. Forks and yokes look the business. The forks are the same diameter as the r1 yes. They are the same length as the fzs600 forks. I will post a pics when I can.

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Re: Fork change
« Reply #5 on: 14 September 2018, 06:19:05 PM »
Thanks, Daviee  :)
Wilko,
Providing your replacement front wheel has six bolts holding it on, you should be able to modify an FZ1 speedo drive to suit the Fazer 600's clocks (sounds strange but we'll get to that in a minute). With washers, you raise two of the six bolt heads 180 degrees apart, and the FZ1 drive placed picks this up as if it's the two-prong ceramic inner piece within the standard speedo drive.
If your replacement wheel has a 5 bolt disc pattern, you could instead run the FZ1 drive back to the rear wheel disc instead, but you'll need to extend the wiring setup considerably to reach another 5 feet or so.
Muddybuddy outlines the basic procedure here:
http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,14254.msg162228.html#msg162228

My own experience with R6 forks and FZ1 speedo drive (Photobucket blocking all my pics, grrr!)http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,15854.msg181989.html#msg181989

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Re: Fork change
« Reply #6 on: 16 September 2018, 08:59:29 PM »
Cheers kebab

I’ve got the stem being modified this week to fit the R1 yokes. I’ll tackle the speedo issue once I have a wheel which fits. I will take any R1/R6 wheel that anyone has laying around.