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This is a discussion on s65 front end swap complete within the Z50, CT70 and JDM Monkeybikes forums, part of the General Talk category; I know there are a couple of s65 riders in here so I thought Id post up a pic of my just-completed front end swap. ...

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    s65 front end swap complete

    I know there are a couple of s65 riders in here so I thought Id post up a pic of my just-completed front end swap.
    Should work on anything like an s65, c100, c110, c70, ct90, ct110, etc.
    Kawasaki KLX140 front end. Forks shortened 4.5". s65 stem welded into KLX lower triple.
    That's it. Bolt it on and go really. A couple other small details that id be happy to share with anyone wanting to give it a go and get some real front brakes and suspension.

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    How do you shorten the forks? Looks great!

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    Totally changes the look with thar front end and brake setup. Looks the biz
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcaaat View Post
    How do you shorten the forks? Looks great!

    Thanks guys.
    I sent the forks to a machine shop in Indy. The guy is a flat tracker and does this all the time. 50 bucks per leg and the work was perfect.
    Seemed cheap to me.
    This is the guy that did it and a video of him doing a set.

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    Wow! That's was both impressive and intense. Very cool and thanks for sharing.
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    Looks great!!!

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    Thanks guys. Currently hooking up a TrailTech Vapor as well so Ill have speedo, tach, engine temp, shift light etc. These things are cool.

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    I LOVE my trail tech. Such a nice little bit of kit for the money. Take your time and really get the tire diameter dead on and the mph' were be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by モンキ View Post
    Thanks guys. Currently hooking up a TrailTech Vapor as well so Ill have speedo, tach, engine temp, shift light etc. These things are cool.
    The vapor is a nice little computer. Love mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    I LOVE my trail tech. Such a nice little bit of kit for the money. Take your time and really get the tire diameter dead on and the mph' were be perfect.
    Quote Originally Posted by HondaZrider View Post
    The vapor is a nice little computer. Love mine.
    So let me ask a question. If you run it off of its internal battery and that battery goes dead, do you have to recalibrate the thing all over again?
    Or if you run it off the bike battery and have to unhook your battery and the internal battery is dead do you have to recalibrate?

    Im unclear of those things and so have delayed the install since I haven't decided how I want to power it.

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    If you can, run it off the bikes battery. You don't get the shift lights and the back lighting (I believe) off internal only.

    I know I have had to change the internal battery on mine once already and I'd like to say it saved all the data. It was forever ago so I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by モンキ View Post
    So let me ask a question. If you run it off of its internal battery and that battery goes dead, do you have to recalibrate the thing all over again?
    Or if you run it off the bike battery and have to unhook your battery and the internal battery is dead do you have to recalibrate?

    Im unclear of those things and so have delayed the install since I haven't decided how I want to power it.
    I run mine off the battery for the reasons @66Cooper says.

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    Thanks for the tips. Hooking up to the battery then.
    Today I did 90% of the work. Just a little more to do then the calibrating and it should be working.
    Hoping to ride it to work Friday so gotta get it wrapped up before then.

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