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Old 03-04-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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xs 1100 stock to cafe racer

I'm new to this site so i will start by sayin hello.....however not new to bikes been on em from back in the mid 70's.... iI have a Yamaha xs 1100 looking to rebuild/ upgrade. Does anybody have an idea of what style front end i could go with....looking for the ducati monster style front end.....
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Ducati SportClassic because they mate up to a spoked wheel. You want cafe? Cast wheels don't work.
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Ducati SportClassic because they mate up to a spoked wheel. You want cafe? Cast wheels don't work.
When you make the conversion let me know. I will buy the stock wheels from you
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Ducati SportClassic because they mate up to a spoked wheel. You want cafe? Cast wheels don't work.
I disagree.

The cheapest way to do is to use a GSXR Front end. You can match it to a custom hub from cognitiomoto or you can purchase a Harley Davidson narrow gilde hub off ebay. 1in or 25mm axle for the hub. Then you can purchase new bearings from allballsracing.com

That's the best way to do it.

Check out allballsracing.com
they have charts about steering stem bearing conversions. Check it out.
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I disagree.

The cheapest way to do is to use a GSXR Front end. You can match it to a custom hub from cognitiomoto or you can purchase a Harley Davidson narrow gilde hub off ebay. 1in or 25mm axle for the hub. Then you can purchase new bearings from allballsracing.com

That's the best way to do it.

Check out allballsracing.com
they have charts about steering stem bearing conversions. Check it out.
Ohh, that's good info! I have an '82 XS650 and a gsxr front end (brakes and all). I want to mate the upside down forks with the old bike.
I'd welcome any other info via PM so we don't the op's thread.
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Thanx for the tips.....
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