Original make and model: Yamaha FZX 750, 6-speed.

Year of make: 1992, bought in 1995 with 15000km on the clock.

Mods: 1988 FZR 1000 Genesis engine, fully rebuilt with Bimota con rods, 6-speed gearbox from the 750, Lectron 40mm carbs (not in the pic), individual K&Ns, full race 4-1 headers, Supertrapp megaphone, 17" wheels front and back, steel braided lines all over, JMC extra long swingarm, YZF750 foot controls on home made aluminium brackets...

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Ricardo Damazio

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terça-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2010

Front end part 2

The triple trees are on.
Fresh steering bearings. The stock adjusting nuts have a rubber washer between them. I usually replace this with a solid metal washer and tight the two nuts together as per factory specs.
The top triple tree is from RairoTec, I got this on Ebay real cheap a few years back. It's CNC machined and comes with bolt-on risers to use your stock handlebars or dragbars.
I'm using clip-ons, so the risers are on the shelf for now.

I wanted to do something for a while now, and decided this was the perfect time.
I wanted to be able to use the stock wheels for two purposes:
1- For that "old-school street special" look;
2- They're preparing to have bikes go through a MOT annual inspection (Yes I know, we're lucky bastards so far), so bikes will need factory spec wheels and tires to get approved (probably).
Older design bikes are of course much safer with modern wheels and suspension, but go tell them that.
They discard all responsibility of having to judge if a 17" wheel conversion job is safer or not, so it's easier to say "bikes must have all factory specs", end of story. Bastards...
I needed a quick way to change wheels without to much hassle.
(Here I go again, letting out all my secrets...)
I had two adapters/spacers/sleeves made, that allow me to use the stock FZX wheel and axle (spindle) on the YZF750 upside down forks.
But for this you need BOTH fork legs to have clamping bolts for the wheel axle. This is a must.

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