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    hi: new to forum as i just got my first tw200. i am looking to do some modifications to the bike (think deus' mono) and was curious to know if anyone has insight on a triple tree from an existing bike that can be used to replace the stock tree. i am hoping to replace the standard forks with inverted forks, but he 33mm outer diameter is too limiting.



    please advise and thanks, in advance, for any insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motomatty View Post
    hi: new to forum as i just got my first tw200. i am looking to do some modifications to the bike (think deus' mono) and was curious to know if anyone has insight on a triple tree from an existing bike that can be used to replace the stock tree. i am hoping to replace the standard forks with inverted forks, but he 33mm outer diameter is too limiting.



    please advise and thanks, in advance, for any insight.


    The answer is no, you'll have to custom make them

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    Pierre from the French forum installed a GSXR fork...



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    Street bike forks are short enough...but you'll affect the trail, since TW is semi leading axle

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWrider View Post
    The answer is no, you'll have to custom make them
    thanks twrider, i appriciate the feedback and assumed the worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinophilia View Post
    Pierre from the French forum installed a GSXR fork...



    thanks, those are good looking forks ... was that tree custom made or augmented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinophilia View Post
    Pierre from the French forum installed a GSXR fork...



    thanks, those are good looking forks ... was that tree custom made or augmented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motomatty View Post
    thanks, those are good looking forks ... was that tree custom made or augmented?


    Those look like Gixxer trees, prolly with a stem transplant and sreetfighter bar mounts. Wire wheel and dual discs are anyone's guess. Probably weighs a ton, but looks good.



    Wish I'd payed more attention in French class.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Those look like Gixxer trees, prolly with a stem transplant and sreetfighter bar mounts. Wire wheel and dual discs are anyone's guess. Probably weighs a ton, but looks good.



    Wish I'd payed more attention in French class.


    yup, running a wheel and fork trail designed for a 100+ hp streetbike is probably not the hot setup, may be alright for a a street TW though if you can figure how to get the parts(front hub) cheap enough. The tiny little stock TW disk already weighs more than the drum version.



    One benefit to that dual disk is you'll be able to go over the bars way quicker than you can ever accelerate.

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    I think Pierre found these parts in scrapyards...

    This bike, which he called "Mark IV", has an HD Sportster tank and a 225cc engine (XT or TTR head I think).

    I saw it "in person" several times and even if the front part may be a bit too much for a TW, it sure looks good.



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