ZX14 front end mod
Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the CBRXX.com.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: ZX14 front end mod

  1. #1

    Member #
    16026
    Bike(s)
    TA200, 2002 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    May 02 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    1 times

    ZX14 front end mod

    Hi, guys. I just got a 2002 CBR1100XX. Awaiting delivery in a few weeks time. This is an awesome forum. Great site and very informative, with many wise, friendly and innovative people. I will love to upgrade the overall handling of this excellent motorcycle. Just wondering. Will a 2006 to 2011 ZX14R front end fit a 2002 CBR1100XX? Will the ZX14R front forks, overall length, total fork travel, triple clamp stem diameter, bearings, handle bar clearances, fit? Of course I will expect to do some modifications and machining. I wish to retain most of the CBR1100XX geometry and original fittings, as much as possible.

  2. # ADS
    Sponsor
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    Many

    CBRXX.com is the original Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird community! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!


  3. #2

    Member #
    439
    Bike(s)
    '02 metalic cherry red CBR 1100 XX
    Join Date
    Nov 25 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    14,013
    Liked
    1266 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Have you considered front end mods prior to a full change over. Busa fits. Check Ciscos's mods.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk



    '02 Bird, Yoshi SS full system, PCIII, Corbin GunfighterLady, Givi hard bags with full lighting system, Goodridge steel lines, HIDs, Pazzo levers, Jaws front suspension + RaceTec GoldValves, fork brace, Penske adj rear, Acumen GI, Heli Bars, Hel oil lines, BattleStep rear sets, Samco red silicon rad hoses. Dyna Coils. Galfer wave rotors.

  4. #3
    Supercharged Mod
    Member #
    4781
    Bike(s)
    99 Bird. 03 Supercharged KwakBird. DR800 Big
    Join Date
    Oct 25 2008
    Location
    UK South West
    Posts
    12,312
    Liked
    3898 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Simple answer yes ...... and its all documented here https://www.cbrxx.com/general-cbr-xx-...ding-duck.html I started out with early ZX12R and then replaced them with later 2006 forks and tidied up the installation that starts here https://www.cbrxx.com/general-cbr-xx-...tml#post138233

    The principal remains the same for both sets of forks so a lot of the detail is included in the early installation.
    CiscoKid and Reaper78 like this.
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

  5. Remove Advertisements
    CBRXX.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4

    Member #
    4506
    Bike(s)
    A 97 w a bunch of doo das
    Join Date
    Sep 07 2008
    Location
    Port Moody BC
    Posts
    2,540
    Liked
    238 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    Simple answer yes ...... and its all documented here https://www.cbrxx.com/general-cbr-xx-...ding-duck.html I started out with early ZX12R and then replaced them with later 2006 forks and tidied up the installation that starts here https://www.cbrxx.com/general-cbr-xx-...tml#post138233

    The principal remains the same for both sets of forks so a lot of the detail is included in the early installation.

    Like this guy says and he knows what he is doing or you can go the gen 2 Busa route as I did, requires some work as they all do but i am very happy with my 2011 set. Have fun with the mod, was more than I anticipated as i imagine it always is but it was well worth it
    Reaper78 likes this.

  7. #5
    Supercharged Mod
    Member #
    4781
    Bike(s)
    99 Bird. 03 Supercharged KwakBird. DR800 Big
    Join Date
    Oct 25 2008
    Location
    UK South West
    Posts
    12,312
    Liked
    3898 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    As you say CiscoKid the devil is in the detail ..... wheels, brakes, M/Cs, bar positions, setting up etc etc ............ but it is fun (if you enjoy 'engineering' and a spot of head scratching) and the results are well worth it.

    I would suggest the Busa conversion is easier due to it having been carried out more times but again it all depends on the level of perfection you require ...... my first conversion I carried out with hand tools only, no real machining!
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

  8. #6

    Member #
    16026
    Bike(s)
    TA200, 2002 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    May 02 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    1 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Great. Thanks for the recommendations and information, CanadianBird and TheDuck.The reason I asked regarding the use of ZX14 is partly due to costs. The ZX14 parts are cheaper than Busa parts, for now. As I will prefer to have full adjustable USD forks than rebuilt original forks.

  9. #7

    Member #
    16026
    Bike(s)
    TA200, 2002 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    May 02 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    1 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Hi, CiscoKid. Yeah, read quite a few threads on the Busa front end mod. Kudos, to you guys. Excellent and beautiful work.

  10. #8

    Member #
    14055
    Bike(s)
    2001 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    Jun 11 2012
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    2,929
    Liked
    427 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    I did an overhaul of my front end: Ohlins springs, Race tach valves, Brembo conversion. I like the results. However, considering costs, if you can find a used 2nd generation Busa fork with brakes included, go for it. Don't go for first gen busa, as the brakes were reportedly not very good.

    You will end up de-linking the brakes which is a plus.

    Good hunting,


    "Speed Is Life!"

  11. #9

    Member #
    2594
    Bike(s)
    1997 CBR1100XX - in Black, of course
    Join Date
    Nov 10 2007
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    18
    Liked
    2 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    The ZX14 front end change is pretty easy - I managed it and I'm no engineer, closest to any real work was cutting the lockstops off the ZX14 yoke and bolting them in a different place. There are a couple of good writeups on the .org site .

  12. #10

    Member #
    12066
    Bike(s)
    '99 & '02 Birds - VMaxxes - GSXR750 - XS-1
    Join Date
    Aug 07 2011
    Location
    Conyers , GA.
    Posts
    1,107
    Liked
    407 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Quote Originally Posted by flymyassoff View Post
    I did an overhaul of my front end: Ohlins springs, Race tach valves, Brembo conversion. I like the results. However, considering costs, if you can find a used 2nd generation Busa fork with brakes included, go for it. Don't go for first gen busa, as the brakes were reportedly not very good.

    You will end up de-linking the brakes which is a plus.

    Good hunting,


    "Speed Is Life!"
    I changed both of my Vmaxes to USD sportbike front ends . Not cheap , but a world of difference to the good , as " Yahama " , lol , did not build the First Gen. Max to handle all that well. My '99 B.B. with only 12 K on the clock handles wonderfully , even if there is not much adjustment available. My point is , unless you're a knee dragger , or a tinkerer , you might try Flys solution of changing the springs for Race Tech , Ohlins $$ , or equal , new fork oil , replace whatever is worn during the changeover and ride it. You may find it handles much better for a lot less coin and work , not to mention the stock look.
    Last edited by rollie; 05-18-2013 at 7:55 PM.
    flymyassoff and Reaper78 like this.

  13. #11

    Member #
    14832
    Bike(s)
    cbr 1100xxturbo
    Join Date
    Sep 27 2012
    Location
    vancouver
    Posts
    380
    Liked
    61 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    just so u guys know early 1000/600rr and sp1 rc51 are a bolt on i have a 04600rr front end603567_611534802192031_1628425325_n.jpg
    turbocharged custom xx with 600rr fairings

  14. #12

    Member #
    14832
    Bike(s)
    cbr 1100xxturbo
    Join Date
    Sep 27 2012
    Location
    vancouver
    Posts
    380
    Liked
    61 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    from research all year 1000/600rr fits good luck
    turbocharged custom xx with 600rr fairings

  15. #13

    Member #
    15645
    Bike(s)
    cbr x11
    Join Date
    Feb 28 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    166
    Liked
    7 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Yes it will fit and will result to better handling. But would be better to get aftermarket brands of fork suspension if you have the budget.

  16. #14

    Member #
    16026
    Bike(s)
    TA200, 2002 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    May 02 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    1 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Quote Originally Posted by rollie View Post
    I changed both of my Vmaxes to USD sportbike front ends . Not cheap , but a world of difference to the good , as " Yahama " , lol , did not build the First Gen. Max to handle all that well. My '99 B.B. with only 12 K on the clock handles wonderfully , even if there is not much adjustment available. My point is , unless you're a knee dragger , or a tinkerer , you might try Flys solution of changing the springs for Race Tech , Ohlins $$ , or equal , new fork oil , replace whatever is worn during the changeover and ride it. You may find it handles much better for a lot less coin and work , not to mention the stock look.
    Good points, rollie. Noted. I'm both a knee dragger and a tinkerer, not much in my pockets. Not minding the work, though. I'm leaning towards the Gen 1 Busa front end, mostly because of cost and parts availability over here, also liked how the handle bars are positioned. Quite a challenge to assemble all the needed Gen 2 Busa parts at my location.

  17. #15

    Member #
    16026
    Bike(s)
    TA200, 2002 CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    May 02 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    9
    Liked
    1 times

    Re: ZX14 front end mod

    Quote Originally Posted by turbo View Post
    from research all year 1000/600rr fits good luck
    Hi, turbo. All years 1000/600rr will fit? Direct bolt on? Will the overall suspension length and fork travel be shorter than the OEM CBR1100XX forks? I'm worried about upsetting the original geometry by too much.


 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. ZX14 WOW
    By Strek in forum General Motorcycle Discussion
    Replies: 103
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 4:24 AM
  2. From zx14 to a blackbird.
    By birdfarmer in forum General CBR XX Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-03-2010, 7:27 PM
  3. Zx14?
    By IPOCALYPSE in forum General CBR XX Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-05-2008, 5:06 PM
  4. Instead of Busa, ZX14, why XX?
    By XANDROS in forum General CBR XX Discussion
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 11:58 AM
  5. bb vs zx14
    By mikexx in forum General CBR XX Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-07-2008, 6:34 PM

Search tags for this page

2011 zx14 fork diameter
,

2012 zx14r mods

,
2013 zx14r best fork oil
,
best handling zx14 vs cbr1100xx
,
cbr1100xx zx14 forks
,
fitting new fork springs cbr1100xx
,
simple mod for 2012 zx14r
,
smith racing crafts front ends
,
zx14 forks
,
zx14 front end issues
,
zx14 front end length
,
zx14 front fork position
,
zx14 front springs
,
zx14 upgrade stem bearings
,
zx14r forum
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.