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Long story short I looped my 2014 SM and front forks aren't in the best shape and snapped my top triple and bent my lower triple. I've been trying to find a new assembly with forks and triple that aren't beat to shit and I am not about to pay $900 for a used set. I've found S model forks and triple in great condition for $300 all day so I am considering going that route. The issue I am running into though with swapping over to the S model front, is the front brake. I know I would require some kind of bracket to be able to use the SM front rotor.

Are the mounting points on an S and SM model front caliper the same?

I know I would require a relocation bracket but if I order one for an S model, will the front SM caliper mount up to it? 

Anything else I need to know before pulling the trigger or do I bite the bullet and spend $500 more to go with the original stuff?

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Because the SM forks themselves are $400+ and the clamps are $350+ . Need to replace both of em. 

I could just be over thinking this and if the S and SM both use the same front caliper its not an issue at all.

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Just now, ohiodrz400sm said:


How far?

Not terribly. Its more like the right one has a small dent on the inside tube.

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If the tubes do not have a crease, they can easily be straightened and be as good as new.

Edit...oh, a dent, tube is trash. I'd speak to a ;large suspension shop and see about a replacement non-OEM tube. Parts direct from the suspension company are often a lot cheaper than when middle manned by the Biker OEM.

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Just now, William1 said:

If the tubes do not have a crease, they can easily be straightened and be as good as new.

Only problem is I haven't got a clue into the world as to where I could get that done at near me. Nor any idea how much that would cost to be done.

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The forks are 47 MM Showa Twin chamber forks. They were used on Suzuki RM's since 95 and Honda CR's since 97. I suspect the taper is probably the same as the 2000's RM's. I would research p/n's if I were you. You could probably buy a set for cheap and use the outer tube with your internals.

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