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GV250 extended forks?
« on: March 19, 2010, 06:19:28 AM »

GV250 extended forks? Do they exist?  :o

Any one know of anything that would do the job with minimal shimming and spacing etc.

Thanx in advance :)
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Re: GV250 extended forks?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 06:52:06 AM »

How much extended doyou want to go?
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Re: GV250 extended forks?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 07:00:56 AM »

How much extended doyou want to go?


LOL... Well I'm thinking about doing a make over on a GV250 similar to the Sporster style makeover pic below (courtesy of Azroy of this forum)



It rains ALL winter here in the South West so I'm looking at it as a 6 month project to keep me busy while I can't ride.

Of course the IDEAL sporster makeover would HAVE to be a Hyo copy of the Capt America chopper from Easy Rider LOL



So I'm open as to HOW extended the forks I want are. I'll base the project on what is available I guess.
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Re: GV250 extended forks?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 07:13:35 AM »

Reason I ask about how much is I have seen extender tubes made years ago. They basically fit in between the two triple clamps and into the top clamp like the top of the existing forks. Then they were clamped where the tops come up to now and just above the bottom triple clamp.

If you are game you could find a machinist who could knock some up. But they have to be strong and you have to make sure the existing forks have enough beef around where they are now clamped. And they would probably only give you another 50mm, and I wouldn't want to run into anything with them.

or how about a machine shop making you up some whole new fork inners? Then off to a chrome plater. Or even better someone who does that goldy low friction coating.

Often the machineshop and a bit of friendly chat gets you a pretty cost effective job.
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Re: GV250 extended forks?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 07:30:12 AM »

Hmmm.. That sounds like aplan.

I was thiking of using the forks from a GV 650 as the basis (I really like their look) and getting the bearings redone to fit the GV250 frame if there was no off the rack option available. I'm yet to find one (sigh)

Given me another option.

THANKS!  :)

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Re: GV250 extended forks?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 09:18:22 AM »



Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you Mike!

I am gonna HAVE to pick your brains at some point about the front end there! LOOKS GREAT MATE!!!!  ;D
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