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    Complete front end replacement

    Hi everyone, I'm Paolo from Sorrento (Italy).
    I ask you for help: I would like to replace the entire front end of the bike, plates, forks and wheel.
    This for two reasons, an aesthetic one (larger fork diameter) and then because I wish there was a disc brake.
    Can you tell me some donor bikes?
    I know that I will have to adapt the steering head anyway.
    Sorry for the google translation.
    Thanks

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    Benvenuto Paolo.
    Successful front end replacements have been made using TTR225 36mm fork assemblies but require boring the triple trees clamps from 33mm to 36mm. I have one of these projects in the works using TTR forks, brakes, brake line & speedo drive cable. Supposedly engineering evaluation by others indicates that the 36mm fork tubes will buckle before the bored 36mm clamps fracture implying this is a safe modification.
    My second TW has 34mm forks from a Yamaha Tri-Z but required custom fabrication to mount a disk brake for the TW wheel assembly.
    The added suspension travel & ground clearance are very welcome improvements.
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    Hi Fred, first of all thanks for the reply.
    To be honest I would like a larger diameter (40 and up).
    This is my bike ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paolo-ps View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm Paolo from Sorrento (Italy).
    I ask you for help: I would like to replace the entire front end of the bike, plates, forks and wheel.
    This for two reasons, an aesthetic one (larger fork diameter) and then because I wish there was a disc brake.
    Can you tell me some donor bikes?
    I know that I will have to adapt the steering head anyway.
    Sorry for the google translation.
    Thanks
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    Me too!
    Nice bike Paulo but without the fork boots the stock 33mm tubes do look rather spindly. 40mm and up would really improve the looks. Maybe others have suggestions short of modifying another complete front end to accept the TW's steering stem.
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    Thank you for your compliments .
    I have practically understood that the bike to look for must have the wheels with spokes, the rim 18 inches or 17, and forks from 77 cm to 80 cm.
    Maybe I'm asking too much?

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