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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2013, 10:02:31 pm »

 :o

So much for being homeless eh JR?  ::)

Well, you could have answered my question here as well as you did in PM.  ;)

And yes, I was a so close to being homeless VA was ready to scoop me up and put me in a Vet house for a while. But then at the last minute, I got a huge windfall, and everything turned out alright.
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2013, 10:23:19 pm »
ZG, your are gonna run out of things to farkle and a de-farkles man is not a pretty sight!

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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2013, 10:45:55 pm »
ZG, your are gonna run out of things to farkle and a de-farkles man is not a pretty sight!

Naw, ZG will never run out of new farkles to put on, or new paint ideas. I remember (you can find it in this topic in early pages) when he was astounded at Loren's Ohlins FGRT forks, and said he wasn't much for posting pictures.

Things change, we now get lots of pictures, and I have faith ZG will continue to astound us with new farkles etc.
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2013, 12:51:03 am »
John you will really like the new ride the bike will have with the Ohlins!!!   :motonoises:  The bike rides so NICE with them.

Oh and no  special fab work needed.  A direct bolt on replacement for the oem forks.  I did raise them up in the triple clamps about 10mm, because they measured that much longer than the OEM forks.
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2013, 08:30:48 am »

 :o

So much for being homeless eh JR?  ::)

Well, you could have answered my question here as well as you did in PM.  ;)

And yes, I was a so close to being homeless VA was ready to scoop me up and put me in a Vet house for a while. But then at the last minute, I got a huge windfall, and everything turned out alright.


 I'm glad everything worked out for you John. I (like many others) was concerned a short time back when you started that other thread. Hopefully you'll have no worries now. But I have to admit that at a first glance reading; I can see how one may be concerned for you considering recent events, that you would spend what might be considered frivolously on something the C14 doesn't really need. This being in such instance when funds could be held in reserve. My point here is not to make accusations or point fingers in anyway. Only pointing out what it might have looked like to others. So I can see how you might get a comment or two of concern. I'm sure that you wouldn't waste your reserves in that case. So instead I figure that you must have made out well and I am happy for you. So if the funds are there and you can afford it. I can't think of a better farkle that Ohlins. Again, I'm glad things did work out.

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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2013, 09:34:22 am »
John you will really like the new ride the bike will have with the Ohlins!!!   :motonoises:  The bike rides so NICE with them.

Oh and no  special fab work needed.  A direct bolt on replacement for the oem forks.  I did raise them up in the triple clamps about 10mm, because they measured that much longer than the OEM forks.

Thanks, Loren. I did see where you or someone else posted a while back they were about 3/8" longer, and I already have my bike
lowered so I'll let them stick out about 1".

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« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2013, 01:17:13 am »
Nothing not seen a dozen times, but this one is mine.  :)

Forks still enroute from CA.

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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2013, 08:58:36 pm »
And voila! The forks arrived today, last pair of new ones known to Kyle or anyone else.  :whoo:

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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2013, 12:28:07 pm »
I guess when I had Galfer send me a ABS front stainless steel braided hose kit with gold sheathing and black hardware it was prophetic.

ZG is rubbing off on me. Except I didn't match the colors on purpose.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2013, 08:35:27 pm »
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Enjoy the new suspenders JR! :great: :beerchug:

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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2013, 12:16:57 pm »
Enjoy the new suspenders JR! :great: :beerchug:

Thanks, LT. Will wait for PR4s to be readily available, and do it all at one time.

Kyle set them up for rider at 210 without gear. I will get to that before riding season, but I think with my camping trailer it won't get too stiff on me when I go below it by 40 more pounds.
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2013, 05:06:55 pm »
After you install your suspension, you might want to go here with your bike: http://www.gmd-computrack.com/ Tell them I sent you, Douglas Re, CCS #61
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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2013, 08:21:28 pm »
After you install your suspension, you might want to go here with your bike: http://www.gmd-computrack.com/ Tell them I sent you, Douglas Re, CCS #61


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Re: Are the Ohlins ZX14 forks a direct swap?
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2018, 01:50:28 pm »
I need to do this on my zx14 non abs fork so I can use on my 08 abs Concours. I can see the first step is the 12 mm hole drilled from the rear. How did you no how much to mill of the front to get the gap to rotor correct?

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ZX14 forks will mount right on NON ABS C14, how ever if you would like to put them on the 08 - 12 with ABS you will need to drill 12mm hole and the 2 mounting hols and tap them, also the mounting area is not flat and needs to be ground down or milled down so it's flat, the spacing from the sensor and the rotor is .028 to .035, we used a drill press and mill bit. one of us was holding the fork level  the other carefully move the fork to trim off the excess.