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post #1 of 10 Old 07-11-2014, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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currently building a stunter but wanted to swap my forks for some with a better build since the left one just went out.
which ones would you guys suggest?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-11-2014, 10:14 AM
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Good ole Oxford, huh? I lived in Senatobia for a while and Oxford was the only place to go party other than Memphrica. I sure am glad I moved back to Texas, lol. Still have a ton of friends in Olive Branch/Southaven though. With that said, I think your current forks are more than enough to handle the unnecessary abuse you guys put on these bikes. However, stay away from the 03-04 forks.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-22-2015, 07:12 PM
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pretty sure zx10 forks will fit
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if they don't it may be worth getting the whole front end to have stronger forks
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03-08 forks are all interchangeable, but they are also all essentially the same thing. If you want to throw in a nice cartridge kit, there are several companies that make this including (but not limited to) Penske, Ohlins, and K-Tech.

If you want to go for the BPF forks on the 09+ models it will require new triples up front to accommodate the larger tubes.

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03-08 forks are all interchangeable, but they are also all essentially the same thing. If you want to throw in a nice cartridge kit, there are several companies that make this including (but not limited to) Penske, Ohlins, and K-Tech.

If you want to go for the BPF forks on the 09+ models it will require new triples up front to accommodate the larger tubes.
You don't need a new upper triple. To fit the 09 forks, you need can mil out the 06 upper triple to 51mm and you have to swap the steering stem. It's pretty easy.
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It's a stunt bike, what do you need good forks for? As long as the seals are good what do you care if the damping is any good? Replace the seals and maybe change the springs to make it easier to transfer weight onto the front of the bike and call it a day.
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You don't need a new upper triple. To fit the 09 forks, you need can mil out the 06 upper triple to 51mm and you have to swap the steering stem. It's pretty easy.
Thanks for the clarity, I just knew it wasnt a direct swap.

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Thanks for the clarity, I just knew it wasnt a direct swap.
It takes work but not much. I'm running showas on my 06. I love them.
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