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Old 02-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #661
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Do the 1150 forks preform better than the originals? I do like the look
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #662
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Do the 1150 forks preform better than the originals? I do like the look
Ditto and was wondering if they were a straight swap
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #663
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Do the 1150 forks preform better than the originals? I do like the look
I've heard they are stiffer and give better "feel."
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #664
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I've heard they are stiffer and give better "feel."
Exactly , you feel more stable.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #665
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Well that's a good thing but are a set of 1150 forks easy to find ?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #666
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Well that's a good thing but are a set of 1150 forks easy to find ?
Not right now.

I looked everywhere I could think of after MIHALIS TZIMAS posted that they're a stright swap. No dice.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #667
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When I have seen them available eBay, etc. they're usually pretty pricey. Looks like you'd also need the R1150GS/GSA fender as I think they mount differently than the R1100GS lower fender.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:39 PM   #668
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Indeed,you need the lower fender from R1150GS
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #669
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Yes Yeti and Paperboy, there are none available anywhere, so I suggest you drop the idea completely and stop looking immediately...
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #670
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Yes Yeti and Paperboy, there are none available anywhere, so I suggest you drop the idea completely and stop looking immediately...
I've looked before, but haven't been trying too hard, but this might be a future project -- With Lonestar's permission of course. and one of these too -- It's not like I haven't farkled my way towards poverty in the past, but I have been selling a lot of stuff lately and those forks do look good.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #671
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R1150GSA fork

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Yes Yeti and Paperboy, there are none available anywhere, so I suggest you drop the idea completely and stop looking immediately...
Keep dreaming!!
I have a 04 R1150GSA with 28K miles that is awaiting, sometimes next month, for a leading link (sidecar use). So the complet fork (with lower bridge and lower fender) will be soon available. BTW I have also three 1100GS (one sidecar, and two solo), and I do not see the need to swap the front end from a 1150 one! Having riding both, no difference of feeling from the front at all.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #672
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The stantions on the 1150 adv are shorter than the 1100gs stanchions, by 24mm.

Not much other differences that I can see
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #673
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Keep dreaming!!
I have a 04 R1150GSA with 28K miles that is awaiting, sometimes next month, for a leading link (sidecar use). So the complet fork (with lower bridge and lower fender) will be soon available. BTW I have also three 1100GS (one sidecar, and two solo), and I do not see the need to swap the front end from a 1150 one! Having riding both, no difference of feeling from the front at all.
LOL - I shoulda known but I bet Yeti has already PM'd you

TwinTwin, the two areas of dweebness that plague the 1100 are the droopy front fender and the dorky forky's. I've got a cure for the fender droop, and I JUST purchased a set of fork boots to fit on the 1100 forks for both reduction of dirt on the wipers and to maybe help the looks of the forks. BTW are all the 1150 forks the dark blue like the GSA's?

If the swap is easy, and you make me an outstanding deal (i.e. cheap lol), I may sell the stock forks to Orange County Choppers and tell them they are cast aluminum "baseball bats" made for a baseball team theme bike.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #674
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LOL - I shoulda known but I bet Yeti has already PM'd you

TwinTwin, the two areas of dweebness that plague the 1100 are the droopy front fender and the dorky forky's. I've got a cure for the fender droop, and I JUST purchased a set of fork boots to fit on the 1100 forks for both reduction of dirt on the wipers and to maybe help the looks of the forks. BTW are all the 1150 forks the dark blue like the GSA's?

If the swap is easy, and you make me an outstanding deal (i.e. cheap lol), I may sell the stock forks to Orange County Choppers and tell them they are cast aluminum "baseball bats" made for a baseball team theme bike.
Nope. I just spent my allowance on something else.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:26 PM   #675
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If I lived a bit closer I have a set sitting in the shed and the BMW Calippers to go with them. By the way the only reason there would be any change in the handling up front would be the Shock the forks don't do a hell of alot except keep the front wheel in the right place. I think the 1150 had a different steering head angle and has a slightly shorter (15mm) rear swingarm. Probably affects the the fell a bit, and the 1150 is heavier of course.
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