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2003
25k miles

Mods:
CRG Levers
Power Commander
Speedo Healer
LED front turn signals
Flapper mod
PAIR removal
Double Bubble Windscreen
Sato Titanium Cans

Ohlins rear shock
Ohlins front forks (ZX-10r. Put on new Jan. 2013)
ZX-10r front fender
Nissin front brakes from Triumph Speed Triple

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can you please elaborate on the zx10r front for conversion? (spacers, which parts are rc/which are zx)

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Devil,

Front forks and fender are from a 2010 ZX-10r
RC51 triple tree remains the same.
Two custom axle spacers hold the RC axle so stock RC wheel can be used (I watched this get custom programmed out and machined. Was really interesting and a lot of money for a small piece).
Brakes are from a Speed Triple with a small spacer to be able to use the stock rotors.

I have put about 3500 miles on this setup.

Forgot to mention front brake lines are steel braided.
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gfsuperfly,

thank you for your reply.

Very interesting Ohlins fork conversion, i know the older FG322 forks are very rare and dated tech. even when you do manage to find them. I remember LDH mentioning something about this conversion.

so im correct to understand that there are just 2 spacers (axle to fork on each side of the wheel) needed to make the wheel work and then find a comparable set of calipers to fit the RC51 rotor offset

would ZX10r calipers fit the stock rc51 rotors?

im really curious on the spacers, no chance you have the 3D-drawing file for those spacers available?

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I used to run ZX10r callipers on mine until I changed to Brembo.


Very interested in the ZX ohlins conversion.

Any more info on the spacers?

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Devil,

Yes, only 2 spacers on both sides of the stock RC axle. Almost any caliper can be used as long as the spacing is 108mm. Beyond that you might have to space the calipers laterally out from the caliper mounts on the fork to help you clear the rotor. I picked the speed triple calipers because they are gold and match the rear.

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I don't have any drawings on the spacers. The CNC shop that did the work only provided me with the part.
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I don't have any drawings on the spacers. The CNC shop that did the work only provided me with the part.
name of the shop?
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Syncro,

The guy that helped me normally customizes Ducatis. It was just him and me doing all the work. The longest part was sitting at the machining place while they programed the spacer out and milled it. I would have to dig to give you the name of the CNC shop. Normally they machine parts for medical use.
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gfsuperfly,

any information you can find sir, would be greatly appreciated. if you could please give me the dimensions of the spacers on each side? or any other info you have on this conversion. im going to try and work up some replicas of the spacers. i think once i can get the wheel and spacers to work, the brake caliper setup should be able to be worked out.

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