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Offline ford832

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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2010, 02:38:30 PM »


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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2010, 07:25:39 PM »
The 83's were Ohlins equipped. What are your fabrication skills? Since the 83 has a steel swingarm it would not be that difficult to fabricate a carrier mount for the caliper and then you would have make a mount on the frame for the rear master cylinder as well. Is your 83 a Sand Spider with the wide ratio 5 speed?

The 83 Maico is one of the best handling bikes I have ever ridden and I actually have a project on the go based on the 83 chassis as well.

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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 09:15:05 PM »
i have the complete front end off my 2000 ktm 380.  43mm forks, 20mm clamp offset, magura front brake, caliper, wheel, axle... everything.
i'm in socal.
let me know if it's what youre looking for.....

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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2010, 11:08:53 PM »
Ya, the only thing I am worried about with the 83 swingarm is the disc clearing the swingarm since the wheel is pretty close.  Something I need to measure, but that is an option and one I would rather do provided the disc will clear the swingarm.

Post some pictures of it.
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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2011, 10:18:45 AM »
Hey Toby, I'll be sending you the front end soon. The mechanics tearing it down. :)




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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 01:43:00 PM »
Haha great!  Looks like he does good work!
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Re: Looking for complete Front End
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 06:51:01 PM »
The best and easiest front end conversion I did to my Maico was from '87 cr 250, I just had to get the standard clamps enlarged 1/2 mm and everything just slotted straight in. They are  different fork to the 125, and give a far better ride. Traditional KYB's on the 125, showa cartridge on 250/500, just make sure you get 86/87 versions, the 88's where shit.