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Need help Identifying Forks.

Hey guy's, You've been very helpful, and need to see if anyone can identify my front forks. Just bought this from a women who only had it for a year. She bought from someone who FIXES bikes. Looks to have been pieced together on the front end. The parts bought for the brakes do not fit, The caliper attachement is all wrong. It has to be close to a 1998, but not having any luck. See what you think, and thanks again. Mark
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Hey guy's, You've been very helpful, and need to see if anyone can identify my front forks. Just bought this from a women who only had it for a year. She bought from someone who FIXES bikes. Looks to have been pieced together on the front end. The parts bought for the brakes do not fit, The caliper attachement is all wrong. It has to be close to a 1998, but not having any luck. See what you think, and thanks again. Mark
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....might that Chrome fender be off an early 80's EN-500 ?

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Those look to be a 1985-97 Yamaha XV750 Viargo Forks wheel the fender tells me its an early 80's model (if they didn't change the fender)


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Son of a b!tch. Your right. Thanks all. What a cluster....
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can you do me a favor Bird? can you measure the length of the Forks from the center of axle to the top of the triple tree.
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Sure, 32.5 inches. Looks like yamaha wheel, but after pulling up brake pads for it, they don't match.
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that might be why the caliper doesn't fit.. because its not for the yammi

thanks for those measurements
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Thanks for the info.
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