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While I do appreciate an economy of words, a little more detail would be helpful.

Oh, and welcome to the forum ... I'm assuming from your screen name you have a ZX6R not a 650R? (I just want to make sure you're on the right forum and all that good stuff.)

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While I do appreciate an economy of words, a little more detail would be helpful.

Oh, and welcome to the forum ... I'm assuming from your screen name you have a ZX6R not a 650R? (I just want to make sure you're on the right forum and all that good stuff.)
While i do appreciate your assumption you are incorrect . I do indeed have a 08' 650R BUT! i do need some 636 parts for it. I'm looking for an 03'-04' 636 triple tree, forks, wheel, calipers, rotors ect.. basically the front set up for my conversion on to the 650R..

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While i do appreciate your assumption you are incorrect . I do indeed have a 08' 650R BUT! i do need some 636 parts for it. I'm looking for an 03'-04' 636 triple tree, forks, wheel, calipers, rotors ect.. basically the front set up for my conversion on to the 650R..

and thank you for the welcome!!
Lol, I totally understand. I have a '12 650 and the front suspension is dreadful for spirited riding. I was also considering a 636 front end but decided to just get another bike instead. Good luck with the conversion, it should dramatically improve your 650R.

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Lol, I totally understand. I have a '12 650 and the front suspension is dreadful for spirited riding. I was also considering a 636 front end but decided to just get another bike instead. Good luck with the conversion, it should dramatically improve your 650R.


Well since we are on the subject and all do you know of any other setup (other than the 636) that will work and has the inverted gold forks ? Yes the 650r suspension in general is basically a mountain bike suspension and quite frankly awefull!! I'm sure the '12 has to be better than the 08' by far!!!
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Well since we are on the subject and all do you know of any other setup (other than the 636) that will work and has the inverted gold forks ? Yes the 650r suspension in general is basically a mountain bike suspension and quite frankly awefull!! I'm sure the '12 has to be better than the 08' by far!!!
Gold is just a color.....

I'd think you could adapt just about any USD front end to work with your 650R..... don't limit yourself to Kawasaki in that regard.

Depending on the kind of deal you could arrange, it could become more effective to replace everything altogether.... wheel, brakes, calipers, fender, triples, and fork legs. Biggest impediment would be matching the steering neck for bearings, length, etc.

You'd be surprised how good a conventional damper fork can be, with the right valving, springs and setup. Most of the time, once you have it dialed in you don't need to do anything more to it.

My FZ6 had a horrible front end.... had GP suspension rebuild it, new Ohlins springs, and re-valved with fresh oil --- totally different experience. Work on the fork was relatively inexpensive; I think the fork work was less than $400 altogether including all of the labor.

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Gold is just a color.....

I'd think you could adapt just about any USD front end to work with your 650R..... don't limit yourself to Kawasaki in that regard.

Depending on the kind of deal you could arrange, it could become more effective to replace everything altogether.... wheel, brakes, calipers, fender, triples, and fork legs. Biggest impediment would be matching the steering neck for bearings, length, etc.

You'd be surprised how good a conventional damper fork can be, with the right valving, springs and setup. Most of the time, once you have it dialed in you don't need to do anything more to it.

My FZ6 had a horrible front end.... had GP suspension rebuild it, new Ohlins springs, and re-valved with fresh oil --- totally different experience. Work on the fork was relatively inexpensive; I think the fork work was less than $400 altogether including all of the labor.

I get that you can make anything work but the setup i am looking for is basically a direct replacement for what i have with no modifying and only adding steering stops..thus drastically improving the ride of the bike!! so yes anything will work but why deal with the hassle of rebuilding something i really dislike all around and just replace it with something i do like and fits the styling of my bike much better?
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