Front wheel.

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Gilk
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Front wheel.

Post by Gilk » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 am

Will the disk front wheel from a 350 go into the older forks? Wheel spindle size? Tyre size? Ofset? Ext. Asking as have seen a interesting disk conversation ( wasn't on a MT) but need a disk wheel and wonted to know if a 350 one would go on without difficulty.
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by Wirralman » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:28 am

I can't understand your question

Can MT350 forks be fitted into an MT500, yes. You then need a 350 wheel , brake caliper ,lever etc
For details of parts, download the manuals and check / compare the relevant part numbers

Can you fit wheels and forks from other bikes ? A huge question, if you really know what you're doing there will be possibilities for sure
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by MTBrown » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:14 pm

Gilk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 am
Will the disk front wheel from a 350 go into the older forks? Wheel spindle size? Tyre size? Ofset? Ext. Asking as have seen a interesting disk conversation ( wasn't on a MT) but need a disk wheel and wonted to know if a 350 one would go on without difficulty.
I believe you have an MT500 and the problem you have is that you need the left-hand fork slider from an MT350 because it has the mounting brackets on it for the disk brake caliper. The right-hand fork slider is effectively the same on both bikes.
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by Wirralman » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:44 pm

Is the damper length the same on the 350 and 500 ? I didn't think so. Ideally they should be of equal length
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by mt bandit » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:42 pm

I have a nos 350 fork slider if you want it .£50 plus postage .
The disc side obviously
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by Gilk » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:22 pm

Thanks for the offer, been looking for a 350 front end since I got the bike and not seen one, or too much at the time. Which is the problem this month. Was really thinking out loud about how it could be done without the expense, all I would need was a 350 wheel, which seems to be rare.
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by lardmarc » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:43 pm

Gilk wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:22 pm
How it could be done without the expense.

Good luck with that.
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by MTBrown » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:25 am

Gilk wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Thanks for the offer, been looking for a 350 front end since I got the bike and not seen one, or too much at the time. Which is the problem this month. Was really thinking out loud about how it could be done without the expense, all I would need was a 350 wheel, which seems to be rare.
The MT500 front brake is marginal on the road and, although the MT350 front disk is a bit puny by modern standards, it does make the MT500 a lot safer to ride. Unfortunately, by the time you have acquired an MT350 front wheel, speedo drive, LH fork slider, caliper and hydraulic handlebar lever, it all adds up to quite a cost.
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by Vtrsp1da » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:11 am

Just doing a quick quote from LMS you are looking around £750 but of course that's new :?
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Re: Front wheel.

Post by mt bandit » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:42 pm

Vtrsp1da wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:11 am
Just doing a quick quote from LMS you are looking around £750 but of course that's new :?
Cricky dave this lot of tight wads wont spend £7.50 let alone £750
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