kx65 forks on klx110
Posted March 12, 2004 - 01:08 PM
Sticky point #1. The KX/RM65 steering stem uses tapered roller bearings, whereas the KLX/DRZ110 has loose ball bearings. Here are two places where you can get custom tapered bearings to replace the balls in the KLX/DRZ110 (or KX/RM60 for that matter)...
Sticky point #2. I am not sure what will be used as seals for these bearings when used with the KX/RM65 triple clamp...
Sticky point #3. WHERE CAN I GET AN ENTIRE KX/RM65 FRONT END!! Those bikes have not been in production all that long, so there is not that many used parts available, especially when compared to a KX60 or 80. I have considered buying a used KX65 and parting out what I don't use. Any ideas?
Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:00 PM
Posted March 14, 2004 - 02:52 AM
Posted March 26, 2004 - 02:28 PM
:(The Bad News. As a BOLT-ON fork swap, the KX/RM65 fork will NOT fit on a KLX/DRZ110. The KX65 stem is about 1/2 inch too short (or the KLX head tube is too long, depending on how you look at it). Believe me, I have tried all manner of tricks to get the triple clamp to fit, but as a BOLT-ON fork swap, it won't happen.
:)The Good News. There are ways to adapt things to get the KX65 fork to fit (you may have seen a TwoBros KLX110 running around with a KX65 front end). First, a KLX110 (or KX60) stem can be swapped onto a KX65 lower triple clamp, but this is a tricky affair because the stems are not just pressed into the lower triple clamp like the big bikes - they are welded! Not to mention that the diameters at the base are different between the KX and KLX.
The head tube on the frame can cut off and machined - or replaced - to accept the standard KX65 triple clamp. Lots of work!
:DThe Best News. I have talked with an aftermarket triple clamp manufacturer who may be able to produce an alloy KX65 lower clamp with a KLX110 stem. It won't happen overnight, and the market demand will play a big part, but they said it could easily be done - given enough time and money.
I'll keep you up to date with what I find out...
Posted April 13, 2004 - 05:02 AM
High Performance Minis Suzuki DRZ 110.
*Takegawa Stage III 135cc Big Bore Kit.
*Two Brothers Exhaust.
*Mikuni 26mm Racing Carburetor.
*Heavy Duty Clutch With 4th Gear.
*Pit Boss Racing 4" Extended Swing Arm With Race Tech Long Travel Shock.
*KX 65 Front Suspension With Custom Valving.
*Heavy Duty Foot Pegs With Mount.
*Tag Mini Play Bars.
Posted August 16, 2004 - 05:32 PM
Posted August 16, 2004 - 05:46 PM
Posted August 20, 2004 - 09:24 PM
I have a set of brand new in the box from Kawasaki front forks for an 04 KX65 for sale.Paid $424.00 for them..Pm me if interested.
Posted August 24, 2004 - 05:49 PM
Posted September 02, 2004 - 01:17 PM
Did Motorep or JCMINIS get a PAX Racing triple clamp?
What bearings did you use - the stock ball-bearings, the aftermarket tapered roller-bearings, or something else?
You can use any billet top and bottom clamps set for a kx65. You need to machine the bottom clamp so the steer tube is ressed in more. Not hard to do.
It seems there are enough people out there working on this that a solid fix should be available, right?
I don't want to butcher another triple clamp...
rjracing, I'll be in touch...
Posted September 03, 2004 - 11:58 PM
Posted September 04, 2004 - 05:34 PM
Posted September 08, 2004 - 05:01 PM
Kevin at Flight Hardware (www.flighthardware.com)
PAX Racing (www.paxracing.com)
Cameron at Billet Racing Products (www.brpit.com)
Some of these come with tapered roller bearings.