Redback Motorcycle Smash Repairs - 1/ 9 Collie St, Fyshwick. Ph: 6280 5433

Determining forks

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Anmic, May 9, 2016.

  1. Anmic
    Offline

    Anmic Member Supporter

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    Canberra
    Real Name:
    Andrew
    Bikes:
    Current: Suzuki GSX 250e, CBR 125 - Commuterlite, Yamaha RX 100, Yamaha TTR250, Moriwaki MH85
    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a little Moriwaki MH 80 racebike. The front forks have been swapped out for something else and ive got no idea what though. Previous owner couldnt really tell me either. Anyone know a way to figure out what they're off? Do they have a part number printed somewhere?

    Cheers,

    Anmic
     
    #1
  2. jaffa
    Offline

    jaffa Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    121
    can you put up some photos, I was racing one of these not too long ago.
     
    #2
  3. gazman
    Offline

    gazman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Belconnen
    Real Name:
    Garry
    Bikes:
    2000 Monster Dark M600, 1985 GSX 250S, 2002 BMW R1150 GS Adv
    Besides lengths, fork legs the same diameter are fairly generic aren't they. What sort of wheels, brakes are you running. That may yield a clue.
    The internals may have a part number.

    You may need old fashioned photo's and measurements to determine them . If the tripples have been changed that would be clue as well .
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
    #3
  4. Anmic
    Offline

    Anmic Member Supporter

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    Canberra
    Real Name:
    Andrew
    Bikes:
    Current: Suzuki GSX 250e, CBR 125 - Commuterlite, Yamaha RX 100, Yamaha TTR250, Moriwaki MH85
    Its Flappers old moriwaki. I'll grab some photos and put them up tomorrow if i can
     
    #4
  5. Anmic
    Offline

    Anmic Member Supporter

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    Canberra
    Real Name:
    Andrew
    Bikes:
    Current: Suzuki GSX 250e, CBR 125 - Commuterlite, Yamaha RX 100, Yamaha TTR250, Moriwaki MH85
    Ok so realised that i should just contact Flapper. Turns out they're CR80 forks with work done to the springs and dampening plus a 80mm air gap apparently.
     
    #5
    gazman likes this.