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Old 18-Jan-2011, 07:57 PM
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Question 749/999 forks to 916

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Does anyone know if i can fit 749/999 Ohlins forks to my 916, and if so, what would i need.
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:03 PM
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Does anyone know if i can fit 749/999 Ohlins forks to my 916, and if so, what would i need.

you just need the correct sized yokes to go with the forks the 999 ones will fit but obviously look different to say a later 748R that would then look like the 916 ones.......

the mudguard mounts are different and you also need to consider what your doing with your brakes.......offset and calliper mount........
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:11 PM
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As Andy says, yes they will fit with a few considerations.
Main thing will be the 56mm bottom Yoke.
Are you going with axial or radial caliper mount forks.
Disc offset i'm fairly sure is different, not a real problem if using axial calipers and the 916 wheel and discs but you will need 5mm spacers between the Calipers and the fork legs
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:14 PM
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ive actually got a 53 56 748r ohlins top and bottom yoke set sitting in my garage........
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:25 PM
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Andy your probably going to get a few PMs, emails etc now
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:33 PM
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well i kept them because of the ltd plaque on the top yoke.........when i fitted 30mm offset mag ones but hey im mercenary enough to sell..do you think they are rare then......he hee
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 08:35 PM
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Well more and more 748/916/996 owners are going to Ohlins forks these days especially for their trackbikes, so not so much rare as greater demand
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Old 18-Jan-2011, 10:27 PM
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So basically am i right in thinking that if i were to get a set of forks complete with yoke and bottom clamp/stem i'd be half way there. I've just bought a pair of new 65mm calipers (not radial) so i'd just need to do a bit of engineering to put it all together.
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Old 19-Jan-2011, 12:34 AM
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yep, a few alloy spacers and your nearly home
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Old 19-Jan-2011, 06:21 AM
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I could be talking rubbish, but are the 749/999 forks a different length to 748/916 ones???



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