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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:14 pm 
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... Can they be converted to disc brake?

I fear I already know the answer to this question but thought I'd just check if someone ingenious on here has done the do??


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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:20 pm 
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I ran mine with the early Hope clamp so yes, if you can find something clampy...

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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:27 pm 
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I think so. Aren't the sliders the same dimensions as the later Judys and SIDs with disc tabs? The castings certainly look the same. I bought some SIDs last year to do just that but found a hole in the bottom of one leg so never got round to it. I could have a go tomorrow night or take some dimensions if it would help?


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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:33 pm 
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LGF - intriguing, if I can find something like that, so then it could be removed a later date...

Russ - if the outer legs turn out to be compatible that would be bloody awesome too... 8)

Cheers guys


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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:38 pm 
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The lower legs from later forks are compatable, the cheapest forks are probably pilots or judys, SIDS will cost more I'd guess.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I think there's an issue with the diameter of the hole in the bottom of the legs for SIDs and Judys. I think SIDs had a larger hole to accommodate a valve or something. I'll have a fiddle tomorrow. I've got plants to compare to each other.


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 Post subject: Re: 97 Judy SL's...
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:01 am 
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Get some 98+ Judy legs they have a tab on them.
if you get the SL then switch the decals and you keep the look.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:48 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Get some 98+ Judy legs they have a tab on them.
if you get the SL then switch the decals and you keep the look.


Interesting... By legs, I assume refering to just the outers? And no need to faff with the stanchions?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:56 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Get some 98+ Judy legs they have a tab on them.
if you get the SL then switch the decals and you keep the look.


Interesting... By legs, I assume refering to just the outers? And no need to faff with the stanchions?


See below for swapping over the lowers from a pair of '99 SIDs with disc tabs with my own '97 Judys this evening. They work perfectly! I've had a shock seeing the innards of a set of forks I've not used for about five years but have owned from new. I guess there was some water in there. Still salvageable I think. The stanchions of the SIDs are in even worse nick.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:56 pm 
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That's awesome thanks fella..

Is it as simple as unbolting the outers, swapping them over (with some new grease) and bolting them in/on?? And bobs your mothers brother?


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