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Front forks

Post by Petemac60 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:46 pm

Evening everyone.

Probably a long shot but has anyone got a left front fork hidden away in their man-cave?

Just bought a V-Raptor and bottom of the outer tube has a crack. I have attempted to get it repaired (brazed) but it is still weeping.

Fingers crossed there is one out there somewhere, hopefully in the UK.

Thanks in advance,

Pete

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Re: Front forks

Post by shebee » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:35 am

Welcome to the asylum!

Hopefully someone has a stash to help, several riders have replaced the front end so there is a chance!

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Re: Front forks

Post by Petemac60 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:26 pm

I hope one can be found, or a pair. I could do down the route of Ducati or R1 replacement but I'd like to keep it as stock as possible. I'm a bit of a purist like that.....

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Re: Front forks

Post by Aussiejoe » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:07 am

G'day mate, welcome in!
Be aware that the V and Xtra Raptors have different front forks to a standard Raptor. Have a look at the parts list available here

http://img.webike.net/sys_images/genuin ... 5-2003.pdf

On pages 118 to 121 the front forks are listed. If you look at the column on the left hand side you'll see some symbols, the upside down triangle shows the parts for the V-raptor front forks. The part you want is the same for all models including the 650 and 650IE (Item number 12, part number 800097518) but if you get a full fork leg from a standard 1000, 650 or 650IE you won't be able to use any other part from the forks on your bike if you want to keep to the original, adjustable fork on your V-raptor.

Hopefully there's some members here that have some lying around after converting to a different set of front forks.

If you have no luck, I did find a standard fork leg (link below)

http://www.motopro.it/catalogo/80009446 ... 2000-21636

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Re: Front forks

Post by Petemac60 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:05 am

G'day mate and thanks for the reply.

I am a little confused though. My V does not have adjustable shocks. As far as I am aware, the adjustable forks were only on the X over here. Maybe I'm wrong and someone in the past has fitted standard shocks before it came to me.

Either way, I just need the outer tube.

I have read that Ducati 750/916/988 shocks go straight in and have the same caliper bolt pitch and spindle. Is this true?

Any advice gladly received as I'm desperate to keep my Raptor on the road

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Re: Front forks

Post by Aussiejoe » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:42 am

I had a look at an owners manual for the V-Raptor and it showed adjustable forks, hopefully someone here that owns one can confirm that.

If you have a look at this Brembo catalog on page 38 and 39 http://www.cyclebrakes.com/brembo_catalog.pdf
it shows the Cagivas and Ducatis that share the same calipers, numbers are 20.6800.10 and 20.6800.20.
I'm have a guessing here, but I'm thinking anything from the Supersport 750 and down that share the same calipers, had the adjustable forks that the V-raptors used.

I was looking for a fork sleeve plug and this website gives a list of Ducati bikes it fits which is the pretty much the same bikes as the Brembo catalog. http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/duc ... -part.html

I did a search on the forks of the other Ducatis that share the same calipers, and this is the list of bikes, but I notice the 748 isn't in it. These are the model I'm thinking have the adjustable forks. http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/duc ... -part.html

I have noticed from the searches I did that the Ducati forks are coloured where the Raptor ones weren't. If you decide to get a Ducati fork(I doubt you'll find just an upper tube by itself unless it's off a wreck and the inner tube is bent) and the mudguard mount is wrong, the end on the inner tube where the axle goes through and the calipers/mudguard mount is does screw off. There's a small allen key grub screw that needs loosening before the end will spin off.

If you want to repair the one you have, I suggest getting it tig(GTAW) welded, machined back to the correct dimensions, and then dye penetrant tested on both sides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEK-c1pkTUI

Hopefully that helps and doesn't confuse you more.

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Re: Front forks

Post by Aussiejoe » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:05 am

I can confirm the v-raptor does not have adjustable forks.

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