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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 02:26 PM
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I could swear someone put a front end off a larger bike on the 750 without changing the neck, but not 100% sure what front end they used.

Perhaps someone can jog my memory on this and help you out also?

JD might know....Try sending him a PM:
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Yep; a 1500A front end has been put on a 750, altho it ain't hit the street. The triple tree bearings and neck/steering head length are the same between the two. No advantage, tho, as far as larger tire size; the 750 and 1500A use the same size tire and wheel, front and rear.

(Got the message, Darien; had to split the reply into three sections.)

In my reply to Darien's PM, I said it'd make more sense to use the same front end, and hunt for a wider wheel that'd fit between the fork tubes. A wider wheel is prolly gonna be smaller diameter, tho; I haven't seen a stock 19" wheel that could carry a tire wider than a 110 safely. (Doesn't mean there ain't one out there; I just haven't seen one, and haven't researched it.) Problem might be brake disc and caliper diameter and spacing, and axle diameter. Axle diameter isn't that big a problem; differences can be made up with different bearings, matching bearing outer diameter to the hub, and inner diameter to the axle. Brakes might be a whole different story...

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BTW, I know a guy that put an 800 front end on a 1500A; again, no advantage to trying an 800 front end on a 750, as the tire size on a VN800A is 90/21, and is tube type. Same guy turbocharged an early 1500 Classic...

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Ummmm

Not 100% sure on the triple tree size, but I know for awhile the Harley Sportsters and Superglides used the same forks as the Vulcan has (Showa), but I believe some Harley triple trees were wider. This way would almost be a bolt-on (prolly using harley brakes tho due to mounts), then just adding axle spacers (might need to have em custom machined), and also using a Harley compat rim (I like spokes, dangit)...If ya got lucky (not in my personal exp) but may just need to swap the triple tree and add spacers...THAT would be a dream ! I'd do it meself...
Just a thought, bring yer triple tree to a Harley shop, and ask em if there's a wider available...avoid tellin em what its for though, lol...say its off a Sportster...*wink*...
I had Japanese forks on my original '72 Super...a 53 front end fit (paid $100, and then changed seals)....I wonder if most necks are compatible....just a matter of replacement then. And think...one could even go to 1" bars !!!!




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I'm guessing it's in the "DIY Manual" file?
I might have moved it.. I am looking for it right now... you its still labeled OCR Tube sizes, and OCR Stem Sizes... they are not in the DIY manual
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Also...

Some custom shops which own a FloJet machine, could make you a custom triple tree...would be big bucks though, and IMO not worth it...



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Some custom shops which own a FloJet machine, could make you a custom triple tree...would be big bucks though, and IMO not worth it...
yeah, big bucks is not something i have haha. thanks, though!
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Found this old post here...

Found this old post about 1500 forks on a custom...mentions Harley front ends too...

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4765



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I might have moved it.. I am looking for it right now... you its still labeled OCR Tube sizes, and OCR Stem Sizes... they are not in the DIY manual
Found this OCR website slim:
http://www.ohiocaferacers.com/

Check Tech tips as I can`t link directly to it.
Coversion Charts for Fork Tube Sizes & Steering Stem Bearings
Standard Fork Tube Sizes
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