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Hello people I'm new to the motorcycle life and I am looking to modify my new Fz07. I was thinking about swapping front ends. I don't know if it's possible or what it will entail. Any advice would be awesome

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booboobusfz07
I wonder if it would change the geometry.
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pedwards
I wonder if it would change the geometry.
 
 
Just want to say thanks for the response this link is awesome. Figure it'd Chang the geometry a bit but that's what I'm going for. (Stoked)
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i28
Post pictures if you ever get this done because you'll be starting a new trend :D
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booboobusfz07
I thought these guys use a dog link so they can use an R1 or R6 triple tree ... pretty sure I read something like that yesterday. I'll keep looking,
 
https://www.facebook.com/FZ07R-1452817171693980/
 

 
 
Dog link is for rear shock geometry. Bushing for the triple.

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gregjet
" They have a $40 bearing that allows you to use the R6 triple clamps"
I so wish you hadn't told me that. Now if I can find a complete R6 front end ( they don't say which one unfortunately), get the bearing, then the modded OEM 07 forks can go on my GS500F project. I Saved money....sort of...
 
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Hello people I'm new to the motorcycle life and I am looking to modify my new Fz07. I was thinking about swapping front ends. I don't know if it's possible or what it will entail. Any advice would be awesome
I don't want to be mean, and I don't mean to be that way right now, so I apologize up front if I come across that way.  
You point out that you are new to motorcycle life. Just for clarity, to me that means that you are a new rider -- correct me if I'm wrong.
 
I've been riding since 1978, and the best thing I ever did that improved my riding experience was racing and trackdays, regardless of the bike. If you are new to motorcycling, I would recommend taking all the time and money to trackdays instead of modifying the FZ07. The benefits will continue to pay out for your whole life, and not just the life of this particular FZ-07.
 
Also, there is a HUGE difference between what works on the track and what works on the street, and if you haven't raced, or built bikes, and not done both, then I strongly caution you against going into a combination of two things you possibly know so little about -- that's double the potential error from going into one thing you don't know about. You can do the task of swapping the front end, but if you are not a club-level racer, how will you know whether you have made the bike better or worse?
 
Contrary to all that, early in my moto days I did the same thing. I've had the most awesome fun putting race level parts onto a perfectly good bike and then selling it after coming to grips with the realization that I didn't know how to ride well enough to know what improvements I needed to begin with and actually turned the bike into an expensive cool looking thing that was dangerous and nearly unridable...
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gregjet
Some words of wisdom. Consider...
And the street is NOT a race track. That has many, many meanings, not just how fast you go.
 
With all that, my life motto is "go forth and modify" so I would be the last person to tell you not to mod it. Just get as much research and talk to as many people in the know as possible. I like what you have found though and will research it also myself. Pattonme my have some useful input here.
 
 
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Hello people I'm new to the motorcycle life and I am looking to modify my new Fz07. I was thinking about swapping front ends. I don't know if it's possible or what it will entail. Any advice would be awesome
I don't want to be mean, and I don't mean to be that way right now, so I apologize up front if I come across that way.  
You point out that you are new to motorcycle life. Just for clarity, to me that means that you are a new rider -- correct me if I'm wrong.
 
I've been riding since 1978, and the best thing I ever did that improved my riding experience was racing and trackdays, regardless of the bike. If you are new to motorcycling, I would recommend taking all the time and money to trackdays instead of modifying the FZ07. The benefits will continue to pay out for your whole life, and not just the life of this particular FZ-07.
 
Also, there is a HUGE difference between what works on the track and what works on the street, and if you haven't raced, or built bikes, and not done both, then I strongly caution you against going into a combination of two things you possibly know so little about -- that's double the potential error from going into one thing you don't know about. You can do the task of swapping the front end, but if you are not a club-level racer, how will you know whether you have made the bike better or worse?
 
Contrary to all that, early in my moto days I did the same thing. I've had the most awesome fun putting race level parts onto a perfectly good bike and then selling it after coming to grips with the realization that I didn't know how to ride well enough to know what improvements I needed to begin with and actually turned the bike into an expensive cool looking thing that was dangerous and nearly unridable...
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pedwards
I want to say thanks for the advice and concern. One thing i didn't mention is that I've already gone down on my bike and although it isn't completely recked i see this as an opportunity to modify it to my style. i love my FZ-07, the light weight body and its torquey response is everything i could ever need. i think it'd be a good base for what i want to do and not to many people are doing it. its going to be an amazing learning experience full of ups and downs, I'm not afraid to take on the task I've been turning wrenches for a good bit of my life and am mechanically inclined.
 
As far a the track days go. can't wait to get my bike together so that i can start taking classes and learning to really ride proper. got a guy at work that is pretty heavily into the race seen. travels all up and down the east coast to race his bike.
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gregjet
Looks like we have another one...pedwards1289, you are gonna fit right in here...
Keep us informed of you progress. I for one am VERY interested. Please mention which front end you end up with ( actual model)
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robborboy
I remember the first time I saw this. I'd almost kill for a street legal fairing kit from them. Especially if they somehow just worked the existing head lamp into it, maybe on a mount so it doesn't turn.

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pattonme
I up-voted Tag's post because I think it's most germane. @pedwards1289 perhaps some more background from you would be helpful. Did you post in the 'Intro' board? @twf has done quite a few front-end grafts for SV650 and the like so I would definitely talk to him. In any event you should take your current bike (or a friend's) to http://www.gmdcomputrack.com/ and get it baselined and then do your R6 modified one and see what's up. You can do geometry computations with software or pen+paper too.
 
Don't know where you are on the east coast but you might want to engage SpeedWerks in Dover DE.

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