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i found this fork conversion chart while lurking on streetfighter.com(yeah i know,but i am also playing with a 600 katana).andWolfie,the vn 800,900,and 1500 share common bearing sizes with the 750.i know you are looking for a wider front end.the chart does not show stem length,only bearing sizes.All Balls Racing is a company that sells ball bearings.

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Thanks bro...saved the link !...stems can be cut and rethreadded too if needed...long as a bearing swap aint needed, thats 3/4 the battle...



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i found this fork conversion chart while lurking on streetfighter.com(yeah i know,but i am also playing with a 600 katana).andWolfie,the vn 800,900,and 1500 share common bearing sizes with the 750.i know you are looking for a wider front end.the chart does not show stem length,only bearing sizes.All Balls Racing is a company that sells ball bearings.
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Pardon my ignorance. I'm still learning alot of things. Does that mean that a vn1500a front end should bolt up to a vn750 without alot of bs?
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the chart shows the bearing sizes only.there may be a difference in stem height,but it should be close.i think someone on here did that conversoin,but am not sure.do you already have the vn1500 front end?if so,just try it.the worst that can happen is that you have to put the old front end back on

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Someone here, forget who, has a 1500 front end...I think they only needed to do minor work...I need to get out to Pinwall in Ohio one day...they got lots of em for a decent buck...



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Someone here, forget who, has a 1500 front end...I think they only needed to do minor work...I need to get out to Pinwall in Ohio one day...they got lots of em for a decent buck...
pressed middle stem out(after removing bearing)from original triple tree and press fit it into any front end u like thats how i did my upsidedown
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This is also true...good thought...
As long as the new and old stems are the same diameter...



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doesnt have to be same diam. use the new triple tree
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But thats the whole issue....to be able to use a wider tree in the same stem/neck...lol
I could get a new tree made, to fit my tubes, et al, but if I had the money for that, Id just get a different bike. Cutting/swapping a neck is an option, but again, not worth the cost. Mebbe I'll just get a custom stemmed springer made up....its what I want anyway.
We're talking direct or near direct fork and tree swaps....usually to accomodate a wider rim and tire.



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But thats the whole issue....to be able to use a wider tree in the same stem/neck...lol
I could get a new tree made, to fit my tubes, et al, but if I had the money for that, Id just get a different bike. Cutting/swapping a neck is an option, but again, not worth the cost. Mebbe I'll just get a custom stemmed springer made up....its what I want anyway.
We're talking direct or near direct fork and tree swaps....usually to accomodate a wider rim and tire.
dont get it?my forks are 15mm bigger kept triple tree they were one and just pressed in the middle spline so it fits my neck
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