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Help! 36mm fork extension

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeroper, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. jakeroper

    jakeroper XS650 Member

    hey guys, so I’m building myself a chopper and having issues finding a 36mm fork extension kit or even longer forks can anyone point me in the right direction
    Cheers!
     
  2. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Junkie

    36 mm diameter? XS came with 34 or 35 mm, depending on model year.
    Anyway, for a moderately extended fork, you could check out vintage MXers. Not a bolt on replacement, but most forks can be adapted to any bike.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  3. jakeroper

    jakeroper XS650 Member

    Hi arcticXS, yes 36mm in diameter my bike year model is 75. I have done some research and have found 36mm tubes to be uncommon, I think generally they are on later models?
    Thanks for getting back to me
     
  4. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    34mm tubes were stock on a '75 model. If you switch to 36mm tubes, you'll need different triple trees as well. You might check out some Viragos. They had long forks.
     
  5. jakeroper

    jakeroper XS650 Member

    There are 36mm tubes on my bike, a previous owner must have swapped the front end out :(.
    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  6. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    To answer you question...depending on the forks you have, check out this site. He's been in business since the 60's

    franksforks.com
     
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