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cdntfindanAscot

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fork stanchion diameter
« on: September 02, 2013, 02:45:17 am »
Hi
 does anyone know the fork stanchion diameter of the stock FT? (the tubes that slot into the triples)
TIA
nev

Edit: in MM please  :)

J6G1Z

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Re: fork stanchion diameter
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 07:47:00 am »
I don't know what the diameter of the center post is. The Fork Legs at the triple clamp are 37mm.

I do know that mid 80's Honda Interceptor forks & 1989 CBR600 Hurricane forks slide right into the Ascot triple clamps.

Here are some conversion charts & bearing sizing charts from All Balls Racing that might be helpful.
http://www.allballsracing.com/index.php/forkconversion
http://www.allballsracing.com/logos

Here is an amazing compilation of Specs.
http://www.clubchopper.com/forums/metric-chopper-talk/77043-jap-bikes-fork-tube-sizes-neck-bearings-axle-diameters.html
http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?s=cbfb193ffbb66389bcc14e9b51175c64&t=29199

According to these postings the FT500 bearing sizes are:
Upper: 26 x 48.5 x 15.2
Lower: 30 x 50 x 14.4

Good luck
J.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2013, 08:10:12 am by J6G1Z »

cdntfindanAscot

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Re: fork stanchion diameter
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 08:37:59 am »
Cheers J
it was just the size at the triple I was after, and at 37mm its the same as the shadow  8) which means I can follow your lead and keep an eye out for a cbr front end and get some some decent braking :)