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Latest problem with front end SWAP is speedo and brake issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 007sparky, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    Hi all
    Managed to press XS stem into gsxr yokes and got it all fitted , sorted steering lock , now I'm using XS wheels I'm having disc issues in that the Xs larger discs aren't big enough for the gsxr brakes .
    If I swap to gsxr discs I will have to adapt some mounts no doubt to suit XS wheel bolt pattern .
    Also can't use speedo no more as spindle is larger than xs and won't pass through xs speedo drive ! Has anybody any ideas on adapting speedo or am I stuck with either electronic or just rev counter option ? :banghead:
  2. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Sparky,
    Disk diameter ain't the only factor, there's the offset too. Most likely you are stuck with getting adapters made.
    You must have used larger bore, same OD bearings to fit that larger spindle?
    How about swapping the original bearings back in and making adapter sleeves to fit the XS650 spindle into the GSXR forks so you can use the XS650 speedo drive?
    Or you could go back to the boneyard and get a GSXR front wheel, disks, speedo drive & speedo?
  3. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    The old spindle may be an option but swapping wheel ain't as want mags front and rear to match , may just have electronic speedo as cable type are hassle anyway .
    The brakes issue is most important to be honest , think I will try pick up some cheap 320mm discs with the required offset and go from there !!

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