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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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vn750 to vn1500 fork swap

hello all new member here.just bought a 00 vn750 with 8300 miles for 400 bucks couldnt pass it up.been working on bobbing it and was reading some post about the 1500 front fork swap so i should have my set hopefully this weekend gona try the swap will post pics and keep you all informed on how it goes.also looking to swap tanks i believe the 800 will fit with some mods but that will be further down the road well ty all for the info alot of help on this site hope i can help another some day
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just remeber th donor forks need to be pre 1998 or you will need conversion bearings.
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ty doc.yeah im hoping thats wat he has come in and i hope it has the mag wheel.if not i think i may still get it as long as i can make it work.i saw on here some1 said a 96 or 97 eliminator600 rear wheel will fit a vn750.if so that would b nice to see what it looks like with spoke wheels.i found 1 on ebay real cheap.even tho im parcial to our mags but if all goes ok it should only cost 150 for complete 1500 frontend and like 60 for rear eliminator wheel if it fits.havent looked to see how much bearings cost yet if i need them but it got very cold here in maryland and they r calling for snow so not sure whats going to happen now.i also found raked trees for the 1500 but they r 700 bucks so thats a future plan.id like to lower rear 4 inches also but not the hardtail way do u no what shocks i could use if any??i also have a brand new set of oem filters if any1 needs them i just bought them last week put them on and then had to pull carbs this week.so im ordering pods and jets to do ear shave,coaster and open exhaust.im going to relocat my overflow bottle and bring my left pipe thru where bottle sits and turn it straight down.then redo right side to come straight back and turn down next to left side.so they both will kinda wrap around right side cover.sry cant remember what exhaust system they call that.i dont no how i want to paint either so any ideas are welcome.oh and i have access to a pipe bender so exhaust should turn out pretty sweet.last thing how do i find the repair manual to download im new and cant navigate site very well.sry so long of a reply just trying to give some info on what im doing so maybe i can help another if they have a question ty all again great info here
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ty for the tip.i saw the post on here with the list of 1500 frontends to use so i went off that.my frontend should have came in today.i hope it is the correct yr and has the mag and not spokes.but if it has spokes i saw that some1 said the 96 97 eliminator 600 rear wheel is the same as ours and its spoke.so i found 1 on ebay cheap 60 bucks just incase.will be cool to see a 750 with spoke wheels even tho im partial to our mags.i will research that info a bit more b4 i purchase wheel also.the whole 1500 set up will only cost me 150 and thats a complete frontend wheel,brakes,everything.i also found 6 degree raked trees but they are 700$ so that isnt gona happen anytime soon.but since the temps here droped to the 20z so the frontend will have to wait for warmer dayz.i will have to look into the conversion bearings also.i was looking at the springer but seems like its alot harder to get to fit so ill stick with the 1500 ty again
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Uses same crush drive if I remember correct but haven't seen anyone use one

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well maybe ill be the 1st i will b posting pics as soon as i can get some together
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Did you ever do the conversion, let alone has anyone completed it?
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