Have you not fitted your top yoke? I'd have it straight on if I were you...just get a couple of blanking plugs made up to cover the riser holes and off you go.
I'd love to take yours of your hands...D'Ecosse may get the Daytona clamps made next month...but it also may take another year before he gets the numbers he needs...and speaking from experience I think the latter may be true!
Hopefully at the end of next week I'll get the 3-d model and an idea of how much it will cost...but a one off yoke ain't going to be cheap...
LOUDpipes: ...but a one off yoke ain't going to be cheap...
If you can live with Triumphs USD forsk rather than fitting a GSXR setup, I fitted a 1050 speedtrip front end to a 2006 Daytona frame.. straight bolt on - no modifications needed. lockstops line up and steering lock works.
source USD forked from the USA on ebay for less than £300 delivered. top and bottom yokes from enay italy for a shade over £100 delivered.
Thing is..I've had a set of GSXR forks/brakes sitting in the cupboard for two years now...so I had to do something with them!
I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel now...
Just sent my bottom yoke off this morning to have the steering stop fitted. Should get that back with the top yoke early next week...then it's just a simple job of bolting it all together...I'm sure it will all fit together without any problems at all
Mark: LOUDpipes:...but a one off yoke ain't going to be cheap...If you can live with Triumphs USD forsk rather than fitting a GSXR setup, I fitted a 1050 speedtrip front end to a 2006 Daytona frame.. straight bolt on - no modifications needed. lockstops line up and steering lock works. dead easy source USD forked from the USA on ebay for less than £300 delivered. top and bottom yokes from enay italy for a shade over £100 delivered. simples ! :D
ciao to everybody !
this is my first time that i write in the forum : is't very exiting this discussion that i see since 2004
i wont to feet for my speed 2004 the usd fork
i buyed the fork from a gsx r 1000 k7 and the 1050 yoke thinking to feet all without problem
wathever i have the fork whit a diameter 50 and 56 end the yoke whit a diameter 52 and 54
Mark have you doing this work modifing the 1050 yoke ?
and for the wheel pin and the magnet km how you doing ?
thanks for your help
Triumph USD forks from 1050 with Triumph top yoke (Mark is taking this option - using complete Triumph 1050 front end)
GSXR USD forks with either GSXR top yoke (ignition lock needs to be relocated or steering lock not used) or one-off / custom top yoke combining Suzuki and Triumph dimensions (Loudpipes is taking this option)
From my experience you need to use the yokes from the GSXR. As Graham says you can use the GSXR top yoke if you don't mind having no steering lock. But as a Speed Triple owner you would have to use clip ons instead of high bars.
My set up will be K5/K6 GSXR forks, brakes, bottom yoke, custom bearings, custom top yoke. You also need a custom lock stop and spacers for the brake calipers and disc rotors...so not straight forward!
Read through this thread...most of the information you require is here.
You have K7 forks, so your dimensions are probably different from mine. Most people on here have used K5/K6 forks and yokes.
Regarding the Speedo...this is from one of Marks posts...Have a look in his albums for pictures
...you will need either a GSXR/Hayabusa speedo sensor OR a Triumph 1050 speed triple sensor.
locate them on the forks and fit magnets into the disk mounting bolts.
You can run the speedo from this setup - Mine works perfectly
But I'm nearly there...my lovely custom top yoke has arrived...steering stop attached to GSXR bottom yoke as well...just about ready to start putting the forks on now...BUT...my MOT is due early October...so I'm waiting till I get that before I start...Confident in everything fitting straight on...of course...
i can read it but not copy it was going to give it to a local bike mod shop in Scotland and get them to do it for me ,
i know i a lazy s--t but im stuck on an oil rig in India for half me life all i want to do with my six months of is ride....
cheers big ears
ive just fitted 2 sets of usd forks into different bikes.
wr450 forks into my dr750 rallye bike
zx6r 2008 forks (radial brands and all) into my 1998 zx6r
both were easily done by utilizing 2 yokes and combining them to allow them to bolt straight in. I simply removed the stems from the existing yokes, complete with bearings and inserted the stem from the bike they were going into, into the new yoke.
couple of bushes were required, and the dr required modifications to the lockstop, but really, it was a bloody doddle.
ill be putting zx10 forks into my speed triple using this technique i think. Or maybe rsvr forks.. depends what i have lying around at the time.
Final hurdle of the brakes sorted...now onto getting my super spinney Ohlins shock set up and put on...getting new springs etc. put into the GSXR forks at the same time and set up for the weight of the bike/me.
I may even get to ride the bike one day...if I can just stop taking it to bits...
Just going down this route myself with an 06 Busa front end on a 2002 tona frame. It states in the link above which details the conversion on a sprint, it mentions 05 on bikes require no replacement bearings as the busa/tl one fits both sides of the head stock. Well I have a 2002 frame so I assume I will need the different (read earlier) bearing? Am I correct. I haven't read the whole thread yet lol.
No - that is the std Suzuki top bearing (and also both Suzuki & Triumph bottom bearing size)
Look up further up in this thread for the specifics on the 'special' top bearing - or it is also in my thread on TRat.
It is neither Triumph nor Suzuki fit, but a 'hybrid' of the two
Note that I have not tried the TLS clamp on an S3/Daytona frame: the ignition dimension is slightly bigger offset from stem than the Sprint, (by 3mm) - won't know till you try it whether it will interfere with headstock.
D'Ecosse: No - that is the std Suzuki top bearing (and also both Suzuki & Triumph bottom bearing size)
Sorry D-Ecosse my mistake I meant the 30x52x16 for the top mount, I eventually managed to source this CLICKY, it got delivered this week but I haven't had time to get it fitted. Also I need the frame devoid of bearings and bushes as it is going to get powder coated in metallic anthracite first before re-assembly.
I am now awaiting my black Triumph fat bars and risers before sending both yokes and risers away to be anodised in satin black, this should look the bollox with the gold and black forks. I still need to work out how to modify the suzuki front wheel to accept the triumph speedo drive assy.
...Got the bike back from HM Racing...Ohlins serviced, K-tech re-valve and springs in the GSXR forks...all set up for me...bike now feels lovely, flies into turns, don't get kicked out of the seat anymore...jobs a good 'un!......only problem is no cash left...
The guy at 996.com made one for me in a style similar to the comfort kit basically matching the the Speed Triple / Daytona ignition / steering lock to the Suzuki forks (K5/K6 in my case). This is not as visually appealing as some of the others that have been made but was a reasonable price (£165 'ish) and I have the option to use as a Speed Triple. Took six months to get done but I didn't chase as I still haven't fitted it! Next job on the 'to do' list.
Steve, I had an chap make up all my parts for the GSXR conversion. The top yoke (clamp) didn't go exactly to plan. I had to use spacers and drill out the holes on the ignition barrel to get it to sit in the right place to lock. It's never been a problem though. Looks perfect from above!
He would have sorted this problem out for me but I didn't want to wait any longer to get the forks fitted...I'd been waiting for what seemed like years to get it sorted. He has the patterns (or did have!) for all the caliper spacers/ lock stop, top yoke etc...I'm sure he'd make you up a set...Not cheap though!
D'Ecosse came up with a good system for the lock stop, two bolts with some sort of hard plastic sleeve fitted into the bottom clamp. Looked good and seemed to work. Drop him a line I'm sure he will fill you in...
Loudpipes is right, - DEcosse's suggestion for the lock stop is the easiest. I bolted a small CNC-machined 'lock-stop' to the lower clamp, very nice, again a DEcosse designed product, - and again no longer available, unfortunately. I am going to be doing another fork-swap on my '4 'tona in the near future, and I will copy DEcosse's lockstop. Again, email me and I will be happy to send you pictures, hints, tips etc. I guess you never got anywhere with Brandon??
i ended up using the k4 top yoke i already had de lugging the ignition barrel fixings completely i mounted the ignition next to the lock for the seat cowl. easy and it works. quite wierd having no ignition barrel on the yoke.
If not using the lock anyway, can go completely key-less! I have a couple of schemes that eliminate the key-switch entirely. One is not only key-less but hands-free. As soon as I approach the bike the ignition is ready to be enabled, which I do with the clutch lever. (You have yet to see that exdane)
Exdane - I think we're stuck in machine shop purgatory at the moment, so no custom top clamp until who knows when
LOUDpipes - I was looking at my GSXR lower clamp a few weeks ago and was wondering if any had just used some bolts and nylon/delrin bushing sleeves to act as stops. I take it there's enough meat in the clamp to drill/tap and not worry about it cracking/stripping?
Hi Steve...I'm not sure about the strength of the bottom clamp, but if D'Ecosse has done it I would trust it. He seems to know what he's talking about. Send him a PM (personal message) through the site and I'm sure he will give you the low down...