Originally Posted by V-STRUM
Nice, I like your new front end, how's it compare to the original?
Night and day differance, better in every to be honest. They never lose control yet there not at all harsh....in fact ride comfort is excellent. I wasn't unhappy with the PM calipers either but these stoppers are awsome.
Still with the front end, this is where I'm at now. Wheel is a 3.5x18 from a Yamaha TDM900 and slots straight in the Thunderace forks. I'm saving a whole load of weight with this set up.....the forks and yokes alone are about 12lbs lighter than stock. I've not weighed the wheels yet but the new wheel complete with discs and spindle seems lighter than the 13 spoke cast wheel that was on there before.
Next job is to shave some of the mudguard mounting brackets from the fork legs and sort out a more suitable mudguard. Tyre size is 120/70-18 so should hopefully sharpen the steering a tad.
At the rear I have another TDM900 wheel.....(I've heard all the YamaHarley jokes
), this is a 5x17. Originaly I was going to use a 2006 Road King arm....in fact I started to modify it to accept the new wheel but then I decided to continue on the "lighter is better" path so am moding a........yup, TDM900 ally swing arm!
The standard arm.
Chop the front off and square it up.
My tipped shell cutter happens to be 2-1/2" diameter........
......and that's the same diameter as the ally tube for the new bearing housing, so it fits nice and snug with no wobble.
Bearing housing machined up to take a pair of taper roller bearings each side.
That's about where I am at the moment. My little TIG welder is DC only so I need to find someone to do some welding on the new swingarm, I can then get the rear wheel in and see how much room I have for either a chain or a belt.