Has anyone put zx12r forks on a carby blackbird spec says 43mm am i right in thinking 43mm is only stancions not outer sleeve aswell
Depends on what you want, the OE front end can be improved from the suspension point of views (I have andreani cartridges in 'Daily Bird') but if you want to improve the stoppers a fork swap makes life far easier. With my supercharged Bird it was a blank canvas, I bought it as a wreck and the front end (and almost everything else) was destroyed.Is it worth the effort?
I read on FB of a uk fellow who had done a fireblade transplant of whole front end and it was almost plug and play..
I've never seen that conversion so can only talk in general terms. Since the conversion is already fitted have you not thought of taking the bike to a suspension specialist for re-springing and new valves? That would be the easiest (and almost certainly cheapest) option and I'm sure a firmer set up could be achieved.cbr1100 has a front end from a Triumph Speed Triple st955i and the front end feels quite soft