How much did your USD fork conversion cost?

Questions and comments about converting to beefier forks..

How much did this cost you?

$150 or less
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7%
$151 to $200
2
14%
$201 to $250
2
14%
$251 to $300
2
14%
$301 to $350
3
21%
Stupid money, should've come with a divorce.
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29%
 
Total votes : 14

How much did your USD fork conversion cost?

Postby Colorado Mike » 08:58 pm Oct 28 2005

I'm pretty much resigned to spending even more money on my bike. This seems like the next illogical step. I have started trying to locate the parts. Any comments on problems to avoid are welcome, along with input on how ride height was affected and other impressions.

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Postby Indawoods » 09:10 pm Oct 28 2005

Just 'cause they were '03's and never used. Forks $220 Trees $55, Wheel w/ Axle $100= $375
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Postby KDXer » 10:05 pm Oct 28 2005

03 forks, gold valved, EMIG top clamp, wheel, axle, spacers, guards, guides, fat bars etc...


$252 before shipping.

$50,000 inc shipping... Well almost... :roll: :lol:
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Postby Green Hornet » 11:50 pm Oct 28 2005

Forks $86, Wheel w/o axle,spacers, covers $125, Axle $18, Triple Tree $15 -$55 (auction not over yet) Spacers & Covers ??
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Postby jafo » 10:28 am Oct 29 2005

Stupid money for me. The Forks I bought for $125 needed the clamps and rebuilt, that put me over the $700 mark when you throw in the front wheel, axle and new bearings with spacers. This all not to mention the @sshole that stuck me for $300 for set of phantom forks that never showed up. Oh no, I have'nt forgoten this dip$hit! I can't wait to take a vacation to Portland OR. :twisted: Wha?! Oh, I'm sorry, it pisses me off everytime I remember it. Little off the subject sorry.

It's still worth the dough in my opinion though. I'd do it over again but would be more careful next time around with parts prices. At the time I was doing mine there was'nt much to choose from anywhere. Now it seems like theres a new set on E-bay every week.

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Postby Indawoods » 10:35 am Oct 29 2005

Considering that the price to convert your suspension to one that just works 1000 times better is that of a topend, I think it is well worth the price. A Scotts stabilizer costs more and works much much better on the KX frontend than the KDX frontend. Stability, control and safety is the goal.
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Postby skipro3 » 02:08 pm Oct 29 2005

$450 for everything. $200 parting out my KDX stuff on eBay and to Jeff Fredette. Final cost: $150. Then some machine work and misc. hardware for maybe another $25.
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Postby Jason » 03:28 pm Oct 29 2005

WOW! Some of you guys didn't have to pay shipping on any parts. :mrgreen: Where can I get the "shipped for free" KX parts? :mrgreen:
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Postby Green Hornet » 03:56 pm Oct 29 2005

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Jason wrote:WOW! Some of you guys didn't have to pay shipping on any parts. :mrgreen: Where can I get the "shipped for free" KX parts? :mrgreen:

Oh, You so funny jason :razz:
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Postby Jason » 04:09 pm Oct 29 2005

Thanks, Green Hornet! :mrgreen:

Sorry to get off topic there Colorado Mike. Just to add a general comment, from having worked on all the different kinds of KDX forks in the last 20 years, plus a few different years of KX forks, the KX forks look impressive internally. It is one of the factors that got me off my can to finally start getting a KX front end pieced together.

Also, how many posts have you seen from people completely regretting and hating changing to KX forks? :grin:
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Postby Indawoods » 04:28 pm Oct 29 2005

NUN! EN YOU EN! NUN! :supz:
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Postby T-Roy » 05:30 pm Oct 29 2005

I'm at $450, but my parts are truley almost new, with only a few hours on them. Tree, wheel with new tire on it, spacers, axel all with 1 hour on them. Forks with a few hours, but in near perfect condition, no leaky seals. Complete 03 package. Very tight IMHO.

This package is for sale, at the moment.
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Postby wanaride » 09:38 pm Oct 29 2005

T-Roy, are you selling that "very tight" package, or buying?
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Postby Indawoods » 09:42 pm Oct 29 2005

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Postby skipro3 » 01:31 am Oct 30 2005

My price included shipping. I found the forks on eBay, contacted the seller and negotiated a complete, shipped package for $450.



So THERE!!! :snooty:
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Postby Jason » 01:41 am Oct 30 2005

OK, paw paw. In one earlier post, you said it was $25 for the machine shop work, so where do we get the free misc. hardware and gas money to drive to the machine shop? :lol: OK, forgive me, it is late Saturday night. :mrgreen:
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Postby KDXer » 01:42 am Oct 30 2005

Off topic slightly but it's just to put something into perspective.


I payed $202.50US for the forks and $50US for the wheel....

Now I contacted a few wreckers / breakers / salvage yards over here to get prices on KX forks.

The BEST price I could get was for a set of 96KX125 fork legs only in need of rebuild for a grand total of $900US :shock: :shock:
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Postby Jason » 01:44 am Oct 30 2005

Combo wreckers, breaking a bike and your wallet at the same time! :blink:
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Postby KDXer » 02:06 am Oct 30 2005

It's all good though. Because the tightass wouldn't budge on the price I decided to ring him back once I got my forks from Ski. "Hi Sir I was wondering if you would be interested in buying a front end off an 03 KX250 (rattled off the forks goodies) for $1200AU ??" There was a slight pause and he said "Nah thats a bit too pricey, sorry". I laughed and said but you expected me to pay the same price for a crap set of 96 fork legs off you last month, he goes "Oh nah you can have them (96 forks) for $700AU". I hung up at that point histerically laughing. :roll:
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Postby Jason » 02:08 am Oct 30 2005

...and with something to laugh at for several times more.

How much does a bike cost down there???? You are close to Japan!
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