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Question ZX600 A3 Top Yoke Swap ? to fit normal handlebars

Hi All,

Got a 1987 Kawasaki GPZ600R (ZX600 - A3) and wondered if anyone knew of any yokes that would fit as a good swap ? as i want normal handlebars instead of the clip on style bars already on there, any help or information would be amazing as im completely stuck.

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Got a drill?
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Haha yes i do! and i know where this is going! haha I was thinking of JB welding (or just industrial metal filler weld stuff) the top and bottom for strength and drilling in some holes for risers yes haha just thought it would look nicer and cleaner with a different yoke on it
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Sounds about like it's time to get out the hack saw the the file.


'85 ZX6A1, just chopped off the bars so it left the caps in place for the top of the air forks, and just drilled through the thickest part of the yoke (I think it was the bottom of 2 bolts that hold the handlebar on, just drill it out to spec for the riser bolt) but it's been nearly 10 years since this bike was around. The end result of the thing, after extensive modification and part swapping, was quite a special creature. Every now and again "zed" comes up in conversation with my brother and we both laugh and joke about how incredibly fun it was to build, and to ride.






No explanation of modifying a ZX6A is complete without proof they are as hooligan as anything out there once you got some dirtbike bars on 'em.




I really gotta fix the pics on the zed build thread.

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Sounds about like it's time to get out the hack saw the the file.


'85 ZX6A1, just chopped off the bars so it left the caps in place for the top of the air forks, and just drilled through the thickest part of the yoke (I think it was the bottom of 2 bolts that hold the handlebar on, just drill it out to spec for the riser bolt) but it's been nearly 10 years since this bike was around. The end result of the thing, after extensive modification and part swapping, was quite a special creature. Every now and again "zed" comes up in conversation with my brother and we both laugh and joke about how incredibly fun it was to build, and to ride.






No explanation of modifying a ZX6A is complete without proof they are as hooligan as anything out there once you got some dirtbike bars on 'em.
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I really gotta fix the pics on the zed build thread.

That is a beautiful bit of kit there! well done! im impressed on how great it looks haha! and i bet it was a right good laugh! and thanks for the advice it has helped a lot, that looks a hell of a lot better than I was expecting! I think I will just do that! i didnt think to cut the bars OFF and leave the plate behind.... thats why i love this forum and the people on it!
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Okay!! Update time haha picked up some yokes from a 90's triumph trident 900 and bought some 30x52x16 and 25x47x15 tapered bearings to make it fit , the steering stop blocks on the bottom yoke even line up and work perfectly! haha! stops it right before it hits anything, proud of that! so now I can use 43mm diameter forks from the trident to clean the front up a bit and use normal handlebars and risers, then planning on fitting the tridents rear swingarm to fit daytona rims so I can use a 190 rear tyre! and those quite tasty looking nissin calipers ill try and keep you updated!!
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