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I am rebuilding a 1971 sl70. I am planning on using a tripleclamp from a 1980 xr200 and forks from 1980 cr80. the triple clamp is just a hair bigger than the forks (.034 in. bigger) is there anything i could do like put a strip of this sheet metal and tack weld it inside the triple clamp like a sleeve for a spacer or is that not a good idea??? any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks

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I would use the fork tubes from the XR200 to make sleeves from. Chop off what I needed, chuck it lightly in a six jaw chuck'ed lathe, and bore the sample out to *just* undersize of the CR80 fork tubes. Then part off some sleeves, and slot them with a thin die grinder wheel.

You will ahve rust issues this way though...

Whatever you use for sleeves, make sure you slot them and orient the slot in the sleeve witht he slot in the triple clamp so the pinchbolts do their proper job cingind down ont he sleeve/fork tube combo.

Arent those forks a little long for an SL70, anyway? You building a chopper?

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