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Old 03-15-2011, 03:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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No speedo on the GPS? You could always run some Koso gauges.
GPS has a speedo but the bicycle gauge is for overall distance. I'm assuming that since it maxes out the reading of mileage will be wrong?

What was your price tally on the whole thing?
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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GPS has a speedo but the bicycle gauge is for overall distance. I'm assuming that since it maxes out the reading of mileage will be wrong?

What was your price tally on the whole thing?
Yep you got it. GPS has an awesome speedo, but set a trip route and the accumulated miles reset. I was planning to use the bike computer as just an ODO for total miles on the bike and also maintenance crap. The current computer maxes at 64 mph and then reads 0, which sucks because it is 65+ mph most of the way to my work.

I would say it was under $300 for everything. I got the parts dirt cheap off of eBay and zxforum's classifieds.

And as I slowly unload my old parts I should help to recoup about half.

The single most expensive part was the front wheel, and it took a while scouring the 'net to find a decent one at a good price. Seems most are bent or the seller wants a left nut for it.

If I were to do it again I would hold out for some 06+ ZX10 front forks since it will create more options for front wheels. With the 04/05 forks I was stuck with the 20mm front axle. But I got the fork pair for well under $50, a deal I couldn't pass up.

Same as the rear wheel, I got the wheel, cush drive, rotor, axle and spacers and caliper mount for $40.

Along with the front wheel the most searching went into finding a nice upper triple for a decent price. Seems guys want a premium on that too.

Oh, I forgot I had to get a longer chain... so it was around $400 for everything.

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how much does the fairing flex with the new fairing stay? looks very nice
Maybe slightly more flex than the original. Nothing obnoxious.

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Just completed the coveted ZX10R suspension conversion on my 93. I am a total retard when it comes to taking pics along the way, but I took some shots today after a final shakedown to make sure nothing is going to fall off.



















There are many write-ups for this conversion and for the most part they seem to handle to bulk of the info.

Some Notes:

For 93-95 bikes the upper top clamp hits the fairing stay and gives very little turning radius, so I made new ones that come off of the headlight bracket.

You lose the ability of having a speedo, so I removed mine, made a permanent mount for GPS in it's place and then mounted a bicycle computer to keep track of total miles.

The ZX10R shock reservoir hits the battery tray bracket, so I removed the bracket and made an overglorified "U" shaped bracket to lift the tray up and also add support.

04/05 ZX10R Rear swingarm was easy, used a 636 front wheel spacer as a "spacer" for the weird hex on the one side and made 20mm-25mm spacer shims to take up the slack between the frame and pivot axle. I also used an extra 04/05 front wheel spacer ground down slightly to use as a shim for clearance. Stock swingarm spacer on the drive side. Chain alignment is perfect.

I used the ZX7 clip-ons with 1mm shims.

Still need to figure out steering stops.

Made new brackets to hold the front brake reservoir and clutch reservoir.

I need to move the ignition switch in some so the locking pin engages deeper, it barely catches as I have it now. Also locks the steering in a straight ahead fashion and not full left like before.

I would give the entire swap a 3.5 out 5 boners for difficulty.

As for feedback the change is night and day, rides beautiful and smooth and I can easily feel the less weight I had to tote around.

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Tell us how to put the swing arm from zx10r. That it was necessary to remodel? You only used the swing arm? Any info would be helpful! It would be nice if you attach a photo.
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Tell us how to put the swing arm from zx10r. That it was necessary to remodel? You only used the swing arm? Any info would be helpful! It would be nice if you attach a photo.
Nothing really to see...

Parts:

04/05 ZX10R rear swingarm
04/05 Pivot axle
04/05 ZX10R front wheel spacers
ZX636 front wheel spacer
2 X 20mm to 25mm spacers about 3/4" long

Take the 636 spacer and use it against the HEX side of the pivot.

Use one of the extra 10R front wheel spacers and grind down until you get proper clearance against the right side of the frame and swingarm.

Then bolt it all together.

After that you'll need to determine if you want to use all 12mm bolts for the shock/ pivots... mix n match or use all 10mm and shim down.

I used the 10R shock with 7 pivot and also used the 7 upper mount which required drilling out the shock to 12mm.

The front triple tree is literally just swapping bearings or races, nothing more to it except for little things like steering stops and such.

As for the 96+ bikes not sure how much more difference there is... I have heard the 93-95 is a cake walk to swap swingarms versus the P models.


Here you can see the 636 front wheel spacer used on the pivot...



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