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Has anyone here done them on there bike. Are they good?

Planning on installing cb200 forks on my cb175 and installing the gold valve and springs for my weight.
Got cb200 forks and triple tree.
 

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I had a full suspension package installed on a Sportster maybe five years ago. Total rebuild/replace of stock on both ends. Calculations and work was done by a local custom/race shop. Tailored specifically to my size (6'6" / 220) and riding style. I can't honestly say it was all worth the cost involved, but it was definitely an upgrade! RaceTech know their stuff. Not the only ones out there and I'm in no position to judge how they stack up to the competition, but I liked mine. Their presence in and support of flat track racing is just one more reason (for me) to support the business.

...if that helps. :grin:
 
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I have them in an unfinished project bike, no miles on them though. If you're interested in experimenting with them on the cheap (like I did) have a look at eBay for some imported knock-offs that fit the inside diameter of your fork tubes with 1-3 millimeters wiggle room, its a really simple design and dollar for dollar they're probably not very different from the brand name units. The race-tech website has all of the info you'd need to do the setup yourself too.
 

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Don't get the wrong idea. I'm a confirmed cheapskate! :D I might give em a shot on a similar "project."

For reliability and most of all, product support though, RaceTech are good people. If you do hit a snag, try calling China for advice to work it out. :-?
 
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Just like most things, you can go cheap and choose to learn something new or you can pay a known expert to do it. Seeing as I'm not building a track bike, but just a fun low speed peg dragger, I made my choice. No harm in that, not yet. :cool:
 

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First part of this project is to get the bike changed over to the newer cb200 forks.

I will have two sets of cb200 forks bike gets the best set the other i will use for mockup of the gold valve or china version more then likely gold valve
 

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You'll need to get creative with the gauge bracket, if you intend to use your existing speedo and tacho, as the mounting studs on the pre K7 clocks are in a different position to the ones on the K7 and CB200 clocks. I ended up making my own bracket when I did the reverse, fitted CB200 clocks to my K4 175.
 

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Looks like i can use the cb175 ones drilled with a new hole and bend the bracket flat.

And for the valve looks like Race Tech or YSS and not much price difference.
 

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Problem I found was that the 175 bracket won't fit the CB200 top yoke, and there is not enough metal in the CB200 bracket to space the mounting holes further apart to suit the 175 clocks.

CB200 top yoke and mounting bracket.

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Which is why I made up my own bracket to fit CB200 clocks to a K4 175 top yoke.

K4 bracket and my home made bracket. Note spacing of mounting holes.

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Fair enough, if you are happy with that.

It'd bother me that the clocks are too close together for them to align in parallel.
 

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Fair enough, if you are happy with that.

It'd bother me that the clocks are too close together for them to align in parallel.
Ride more, park less?
 

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Ride more, park less?
I'd be riding along looking down at the clocks, thinking that for the sake of a small piece of metal and four drilled holes ……

Closed in for the winter here, else as you say, I'd be out riding.
 

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well was going to fix it today but since it bothers you guess they can stay like that.
I do like how they are angles to the rider now not flat easy to read. The good forks should arrive today but have to go pick up another bike. So next update tomorrow.
 

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well was going to fix it today but since it bothers you guess they can stay like that.
Fine, if that's your attitude, it's your bike.

Was only trying to be helpful, not being critical of your build.
 

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I'm not sure if attitude or levity was the intent. Its usually most beneficial to read the best or even silliest intent into the words others use.

You have both explained the differences between forks and clock mounts so well, even I was able to follow along.
Thank you both.
 
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