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Old 03-05-2012, 11:08 AM
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what about doing this on a 95 cr250?
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i'm in the same boat, i have 95 clamps and stem. would be nice $ if i didnt need to get 96 clamps as well. i have a set of 97 showas waiting for a fitment.
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Glad to find this info about to do the swap on my 96
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Hey RealityCheck,.. just following up on this thread as I've been monitoring all the threads I could find that have dealt with installing modern TC forks on the 92-96 Steely Frames (I have a '93)...

Any other guys have any good success with this swap (?) ... seem like the '96 Triple clamp w/shims is the most economical way to go...

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:57 PM
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How about a later update yet...has anyone tried crossing numbers or checking into say 2005 or 2006 front forks off a newer honda?

I'm asking for knowledge, I don't know either. I have a 1995 CR250 and would like to upgrade also, but why shoot for 1998 or 2000 when I could have say a 2005 front end. Or am I way out in left field...again.
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How about a later update yet...has anyone tried crossing numbers or checking into say 2005 or 2006 front forks off a newer honda?

I'm asking for knowledge, I don't know either. I have a 1995 CR250 and would like to upgrade also, but why shoot for 1998 or 2000 when I could have say a 2005 front end. Or am I way out in left field...again.
I have performed the swap on my 96. The forks I have are from a 2001. All I had to do was shim the bottom clamp I believe .010" total. I used the stock front wheel, front brake, and even the axle form the kyb forks. When I was looking to order my forks I checked into it and any forks that are showa 47mm will fit. Doesnt matter if they're off a crf450r, crf250r, cr250, cr125, and other companys. I believe they had the 47mm up until 2007, if that helps. the newer ones have a bit better valving and a bit nicer anodizing. But you can't beat the price/quality of a 2000/2001 fork, you can usually pick them up from 100-150$ on ebay, and they ride awesome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:22 PM
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Thats what I'm talking about!!! At worst, I'll need a set of 96 tripple clamps to make the switch. I'm waiting for someone to total out the new 2013 CRF450r so I can score some new airshocks. I doubt that will happen, but it's a thought.

I plan on finding something a bit newer. Say in the 2005 range to make the swap. Thanks for the info.
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I have performed the swap on my 96. The forks I have are from a 2001. All I had to do was shim the bottom clamp I believe .010" total. I used the stock front wheel, front brake, and even the axle form the kyb forks. When I was looking to order my forks I checked into it and any forks that are showa 47mm will fit. Doesnt matter if they're off a crf450r, crf250r, cr250, cr125, and other companys. I believe they had the 47mm up until 2007, if that helps. the newer ones have a bit better valving and a bit nicer anodizing. But you can't beat the price/quality of a 2000/2001 fork, you can usually pick them up from 100-150$ on ebay, and they ride awesome.
I'd like to add that 2004 and up have larger diameter base valves, which supposedly makes the ride plusher. Also, use of 2004 and newer forks will require a different brake caliper bracket. Axle and spacer selection will depend on what year forks are used as well.

I would also like to re-iterate the need to check axle spacing. Use of the incorrect axle and spacers is necessary to prevent binding and premature fork bushing wear. Everything will appear to bolt up correctly, but may actually be off slightly.
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I'd like to add that 2004 and up have larger diameter base valves, which supposedly makes the ride plusher. Also, use of 2004 and newer forks will require a different brake caliper bracket. Axle and spacer selection will depend on what year forks are used as well.

I would also like to re-iterate the need to check axle spacing. Use of the incorrect axle and spacers is necessary to prevent binding and premature fork bushing wear. Everything will appear to bolt up correctly, but may actually be off slightly.
This is good stuff. As it turns out the rear swing arm is cracked so the front end swap...basically everything is on hold for now. Keep an eye out for a 1995 CR250 swing arm. Prefer non cracked ones, I already have one of them...
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