The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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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...
My advice is: do your homework check sizes and -most important to save time and money- get complete front end from a single bike:
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...
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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