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I'm not that knowledgable on the fork K- diffs BUT i would be really hesitant to mix 'n match the 2 style of forks! The different dampening rates coudl make corners really interesting.... if your interested, I do have several fork inners that match both styles. As for the brackets, which caliper are you planning to run? that will determine your bracket.... hope this helps, danWI
 

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I'm not that knowledgable on the fork K- diffs BUT i would be really hesitant to mix 'n match the 2 style of forks! The different dampening rates coudl make corners really interesting.... if your interested, I do have several fork inners that match both styles. As for the brackets, which caliper are you planning to run? that will determine your bracket.... hope this helps, danWI
Thats the problem Dan i'm not sure if these are from a 450 or not ;) Oh and they are in pairs i just posted a photo of one leg from each to make my point. The caliper!!! that another problem as i have several later calipers but not the early ones.
I'll most likely stay with the set that can be fitted without spending hugh dollars :lol: :lol:

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Rod...... Your simplest solution would be to run the best fork set with its original sliders and a drum brake wheel (That will work regardless of the original "caliper carrier mount" bolt pattern)
Second would be to run those same forks, with an adaptor plate that holds/adjusts to the "carrier" for the calipers you do have so it will bolt on those forks.......(I have used a Honda caliper on Suzuki forks on a Yamaha bike.....) (want pix?)
Third option...New tubes for the slider/carrier/caliper combination you intend to use.....

DO NOT "mix" slider/damper assemblies and tube styles.....While it may be possible that the forks would/could damp and spring properly, there is a possibility/probability that the forks would lose their "retainers" and could come apart if the wheel left the ground....
I'd use option 2... and have successfully done it this way before....
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You should have checked Forks by Frank. I think he's actually pretty affordable when it comes to stock Honda fork tubes.

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GB ....The shipping to OZ would double the cost of "franks" forks..... I'd have gone with option 2, and had sub-brackets machined (probably about $75)... Or welded up two pieces of 1/4" steel plate and fabbed them myself (FREE).....
 

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