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I just bought a brand new fork and triple clamp set on ebay

from a '09 SM-they'll be going on a '04 S with excel 17" sm rims

(I've had the rims for 2 years now on the S)-

I read a lot of posts about this mod, and took a look

at the OEM microfiches in the store-

Other than a new brake rotor, fork guards and associated hardware,

will I need anything else?

(no speedo drive on the front hub)

Will my stock S handlebars work or do I need new ones?

The S caliper should bolt right on, correct?

Are sliders recommended, and if so, I'm assuming I need

a new front axle, correct?

Any other thoughts/ideas?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Rich

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Thanks YZEtc.

Is there an easy way to adapt my current S handlebar

to the top triple clamp?

The rationale is to avoid having to buy all new controls

for the larger handlebar.

(I just spent ALOT of money lately-FCR carb, Hot Cam,

MRD pipe, new E petcock, tires-I'm going to go broke

souping up my S!)

Let's say I do go with a larger handlebar,

can the existing control switches on each side

just be drilled out for the larger bars?

(I'd get new clutch, throttle, and master cylinder)

Thanks,

Rich

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All controls are the same size. Bar dia. is larger on fat bars in the middle (near the mounting point on the tree). The ends (grip and control mounting areas are the same size on both 1 1/8" and 7/8" bars.

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I'd look into adapting some 7/8" bar mounts made for triple clamps that use rubber-mounted bar mounts like the SM does if you want to try keeping 7/8" bars (the SM bar mounts are bolted down to the top triple clamp and are removable).

You can use your current controls and switches if you go with fat bars because a fat bar is only fat in the middle where the clamps are.

They taper down to the usual 7/8" where the levers, switches, and grips are.

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YZEtc-

Boy, that's the BEST news I've had all week!

I'm so glad I can use my existing controls!

Thanks so much!

Rich

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Take the plunge on the fat bars, the stockers bend SOOO easily. You will have to mod the plastic parts of your controls b/c Suzuki puts little nibs on them that lock into holes they drill in the bars. I did want to drill my protapers so I filed off the little nibs.

Also it you change grips, I would change the throttle tube too. Suzuki "vulcanizes" the grip to the throttle tube and you have to grind it off.

Zeta makes nice machined brackets and Big DR makes some too. Cruise the Wheeling Cycle Supply website and call Forrest with questions, He did me right.

7/8 risers

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1-1/8

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This is what you're lookin for!

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RX-Clamp Kit Mfg by: Zeta Top

Designed for easy installation of over-sized bars (1-1/8") to your stock rubber-mounted top clamp

accepts 28.6mm (1-1/8") handlebars with OEM triple clamps

one-piece top bar mount helps to stabilize rubber-mounted bars

Comp Clamp Kit

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He also has sliders from SME

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Dont see front fork sliders tho?

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Wheeling does have the front sliders also. Just no picture in the drz section. If you go to the SME section it has more options for the sliders for the DRZ but since it's a converted s the rear axle block sliders are not the same (sm and s are not the same swing arm). The front axel is the same between both the s and sm.

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Goebz & punga-

Thanks for the replies and the pics

(pretty cool pics, by the way-NICE bike!)

I think the fork triple clamp has the brackets for the big bars already-

haven't got them yet-maybe by friday they'l be here.

I've decided to go the 1 1/8" bar route, I'm just now

making up my shopping list and haven't figured out

which bars to get-probably Pro Taper or Renthals.

I'll also pick up an Edge tail light from Wheeling

and the blinkers as well. I can't do the rear sliders

like your bike-my swingarm's different than the SM's.

It's hard being patient waiting for all the parts to arrive.

I'm having lots of "clearance and fitment issues"

with the FCR and the MSD pipe right now that I have

to resolve. The Hot cam should go in this weekend

and will probably have to wait on getting the right

valve shims next week. I'm hoping the E petcock will

also arrive soon so all the engine stuff will be done

and I can move on to the fork installation.

After that, then it's installing the Trail Tech Vapor.

Lots to keep me busy for a while.

Again, Thanks very much for the valuable info.

Best to you both!

Rich

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Isn't the front brake rotor a different diameter on the SM? I think your going to have to figure out how to adapt the front wheel off the S to work with the SM forks.

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'04 S with excel 17" sm rims

(I've had the rims for 2 years now on the S)-

Other than a new brake rotor, fork guards and associated hardware,

will I need anything else?

Isn't the front brake rotor a different diameter on the SM? I think your going to have to figure out how to adapt the front wheel off the S to work with the SM forks.

S and SM wheels interchange just need to use the right rotors.

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