MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

R1 2003 FRONT FORK INSTALLATION TO 2001 FZ1

 

   2003 R1 Front end, the existing yokes will be sold

 as they will not fit the FZ1. The top yoke has

     no holes for the risers and the lock stops are wrong 

 

 

Std FZ1 yokes will not accept the R1 fork legs as

 the fork dia is different

 

   The first job is to remove the complete front end

then the ignition needs to be removed this can

be a pain as they have Yamaha security bolts.

I had to drill a small 1/8 hole 6mm down then I used a 8mm drill to remove the head

of the security bolt, when the switch is removed I used a pair of pliers to undo the threaded section left in the yoke, this was hard to also undo because of the thread lock used by Yamaha.

 

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