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Super Ten forks on 3AJ

I would like to have twin discs on my new 3AJ project, anyone ever fitted Super Tenere forks to one, or does anyone know where there's a complete front end off a new 660 Tenere??
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You can make anything fit onto anything.
It is probably just a matter of swapping the full front end (yokes, forks and wheel complete).
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Hi,

Fyi, I have a similar project, but it is on a 'backburner'. For my 3AJ, I have collected a number of XTZ750 parts, but not measured them up, etc.... I have them stored in my garage - a set of forks, triple trees, and a hub to try.

Being a twin disc, the forks are further apart with 43mm stanchions. So the triple tree is an important part to get - I have a XTZ750 triple-tree but not checked the stem length to be the same. Fyi, the headrace bearings are the same as the 3AJ uses.

The stanchions of a XTZ750 are a similar length to the 3AJ, but I think the XT660 ones are quite different - which is why I targeted the Super Tenere.

I have a hub & spindle, and I was thinking of retaining a WM1/1.60 XT600Z front rim size, rather than using the wider WM2/1.85 rim size of the XTZ750. Thinking it would then keep the same handling balance? I happened to pick up a Honda NOS WM1 rim which happened to be a matching DID rim - I am hoping to keep all the original 3AJ parts complete, as a fall-back.

The Super Tenere front brake calipers are a bit like gold dust. I have a spare pair of calipers (& master cylinder) for an early Hinkley Triumph Tiger, and I may be wrong, but I think I may be able to use these, (but I have not double checked!)?

That leaves the front brake discs still to obtain. However, I do have a pair of those plastic protectors!

I don't know if the above helps?

Drop me a PM/email if you think I can help more.

Fyi, I am unlikely to progress 'my project' for some time yet, but may be able to find my parts and measure, photo, etc...

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twin disc

if you do this to get better brakes then i would go for the new 660 tenere front end..

the old supertenre cant brake nearly as good as the new 660tenere
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My advice is: do your homework check sizes and -most important to save time and money- get complete front end from a single bike:

triple tree\fork\wheel\axle\brakes

I did a similar project for a tt350 with a WR250 front end, and finished to get different parts from:

fork,caliper axle: uk, (two different sellers)
wheel: NEW, USA
disk and pads: NEW, ita
brake lines: braided, homemade ita
caliper mount: from ebay, later discovered from mail stamp that seller lives 5km from me.

All this is really a time consuming process and it took more than one year to get all at a reasonable price...
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Thanks for replies guys, think the answer is just to get hold of triple tree for now & have it modified to fit the frame.
Or if anyone can point me at a complete front end off a Super Ten that would be good.
Geoff thanks for the offer of measurements etc... may take you up on that

Peter I know the brakes are good on the new one (I've got one) trouble is finding a front end is gonna be even harder, then I would have the problem of the speedo drive to sort out ( the new one doesnt have it, on the front wheel anyway).

I'll post some pics when I get it sorted


good job on the TT cyberzar, you got some nice bikes there mate
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