Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

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Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Richard » 28 Sep 2017, 20:15

The last few weeks I've been looking for a way to mount UPSD forks. Did some measurements on my machine and had some correspondence with a few sellers on Marktplaats (Dutch Ebay). Thus far the only Kawasaki ones coming close to the same length (775mm from axle center to top of leg) are from a ZX9R, they are however still 5mm short. I wonder if someone else has done this and where they were sourced from?
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Richard » 29 Sep 2017, 19:42

By the way, I know I can source them new from Ohlins too but for an incredible high price, too high for me anyway...

Just so you get an idea: Ohlins FG-324
Only 2355 Euro, that's a real bargain, not!

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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Richard » 29 Sep 2017, 20:14

This is a pair from the ZX9R, obviously lots has to be changed too before this can be fitted...

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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Richard » 29 Sep 2017, 20:26

And this is what I'm looking for, not sure where I found this one a few months ago:
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Stu » 02 Oct 2017, 12:14

From the giveaway blue-spot calipers, I'd suggest that front end is off a Yamaha. Early R1, maybe?
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Richard » 04 Oct 2017, 18:35

Could be, although it's not an exact match with the R1. But I'll put it on my list as possible candidate

Thx Stu!
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Stu » 04 Oct 2017, 21:43

Maybe you should check out this thread!

http://www.zephyr-zone.com/zz/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=44
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby Rob@TZP » 04 Oct 2017, 22:32

I had a quick read of the thread - you'd wanna be keen for USDs to go to that much trouble? I might be an old stodge but from what I've seen USDs don't make much difference on the street - but are designed for that little 'extra' at the track? Am I wrong??
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby arejay » 05 Oct 2017, 13:11

this was the bike when I got it, I rode it for about a year like this while I collected the parts I needed for the back end so I was quite familiar with the handling
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Re: Upside Down forks for my ZR750C1

Postby andye » 05 Oct 2017, 13:11

I think the main reason people put them on bikes like Zephyrs is the looks. And they do look pretty good.
Mostly they are better because of the cartridge damping, which you can get in Right way up Forks but you certainly don't get in a Zephyr.
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