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WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks

I'm looking for a set of adjustable Showa forks for my wife's "93 SS in the $200 - $350 price range (Or a set of SBK forks in the same price range). Anyone have any leads other than ebay?


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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (1dn5up)

woundedduc.com has a set for $750.00
 
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (DesmoBob)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DesmoBob »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">woundedduc.com has a set for $750.00
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I know, I know -- the price for the SS Showas freaks some folks out, but I've sold three sets in the past two years for that price. I'm always open to reasonable offers, but they're pretty damn hard to find used, so I'm not looking to blow them out or anything. Some folks out there don't want to spend $1,000 and spend hours in the garage to mount up a set of Superbike forks, so there always seems to be a market for the SP Showas.

If you want to tackle the Superbike fork project, however, I have a set from a 2000 996 for $350.

e-mail me at [email protected] if you're interested in either.
 
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (Wounded Duc)

Have a pair of Showa from an 02 748, 7000 miles on them, $300 + shipping
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (sb748)

I decided to go the SBK route on my SP and transfer the SP forks over to the CR. After looking at all the sweet Cyclecat setups, I decided the SBK route was the way to go.

Although, I did find three sets of SP forks the prices exceeded what I wanted to spend. This way I can put the funds toward the SBK conversion and have a project to occupy me for the winter.

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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (1dn5up)

Taking into account the cost and time of converting to SBK, I don't understand swapping SS SP forks for SBK forks. For a CR, and also taking into account the cost and time of converting to SBK, I'd go for SS SP forks. Unless, of course, you can rig up your own parts. But spending 1/3 of book value on a SBK set of forks is IMHO waaay "out of wack". Those are my $0.02............
 
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (pacman)

pacman,
I agree it really doesn't make much sense so I'll try and shorten up the story.

1. The wife's bike handles like crap, she's not confident on it, and wants new forks.

2. My Sp forks are under sprung for my weight. (Gold valve kit)

3. The amount they are asking for SP forks ranged from $450-$1000+

4. I tried the Ebay thing way too many times

5. The SBK's ran $300 and I don't mind the time or money put into it.

6. There hasn't been many offers to sell SP forks here.

9. I'm an idiot!

10. Read line #1
 
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (1dn5up)

I have a 1997 900 SS/SP and had the forks revalved and resprung by Lindemann. They were much better, but still a bit harsh. I put on SBK forks this fall and they are smoother, less harsh and track corners with more stability and feedback. Whether it's worth the $ is really up to the owner; some of us just enjoy modifying and improving these bikes.
 
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Re: WTB Adjustable Showa or SBK forks (1dn5up)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 1dn5up »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">pacman,
I agree it really doesn't make much sense so I'll try and shorten up the story.
1. The wife's bike handles like crap, she's not confident on it, and wants new forks.
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That's all I need to know.
 
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