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just about to do a fork replacement on a 06 636 on a buddies bike.
previous owner dumped it and broke one of the brackets that hold the front fender on.

trying to figure out what year forks are compatible, and is it possible to throw on the 2014/15 forks and still use the same brakes, and rim?

or is there a better option out there for a replacement?
 

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For a direct fit, the 05-08 forks should work. I did the 09 conversion and there is a little bit of machine work needed but its simple. I think the 2014s would be even harder to do though. The current ones that you have a 50mm in width. If you want to convert to a newer year, you may need the same brakes along the handle bars for sure.
 

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just looking for a easy bolt on, only have about 4 weeks to somewhat dry roads so its gotta just go together and do what its suppose to do.
 

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^this

If you want to use the larger BPF forks from the 09+ models it requires some work.
It's not hard really. Took no time at all. You just need to do some machine work. You need the 09 forks, 09 lower triple, your 05-06 upper triple machined out to 51mm, and your 09 strearing stem replaced with the 05-06. Once all of that is done, it's a simple bolt on. You will need 09 clipons. You can get them cheap too. The forms will be the most expensive thing. Didn't take me long to do once all of the machine work was done.
 

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i sent that link to my buddy.
our only concern with buing used online is getting them and finding out they are damaged, bent, need a full rebuild...etc.
not saying that is the case with yours, but i bought a rad off someone on ere last year and ended up getting burned. it was all clogged and caused overheating issues. after flushing the crap out of it with all kinds of chemicals and seeing what looked like sand come out it finally got enough flow.
rad is getting replaced with bran new this year.

does this forum have trader ratings?
 

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Seller and buyer ratings would be nice wouldn't it. I bought some stuff from a highly respected member on here back in January. They cashed my check but still haven't received my items yet. $240 down the drain I guess....Good luck with the forks.
 

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i sent that link to my buddy.
our only concern with buing used online is getting them and finding out they are damaged, bent, need a full rebuild...etc.
not saying that is the case with yours, but i bought a rad off someone on ere last year and ended up getting burned. it was all clogged and caused overheating issues. after flushing the crap out of it with all kinds of chemicals and seeing what looked like sand come out it finally got enough flow.
rad is getting replaced with bran new this year.

does this forum have trader ratings?
Fair concern. One of the reasons I often try to sell on forums is I think there is a feedback loop. Once you get a reputation as a good or poor seller, folks often will post on your adds their endorsement if they feel it is warranted. I am relatively new here, so I guess I'm working towards that. I have so far sold over $1000 worth of parts from the two bikes and folks seem to be pretty happy. Most of my conversations with folks have happen in PMs, so I guess that does not help in this case either.

Most folks have used PayPal and I leave it up to them if they want to gift the funds or pay as a transaction. I appreciate not having to pay the the PayPal tax, but I also see it a as a fee for a worthwhile service. I'm not sure what the steps are in getting a refund if a deal goes south, but I can say the few interactions I have had with PayPal customer service make me think they would be easy to work with in such a situation.

The best I can offer at the moment is I'm happy to provide as much info and as many pictures as you would like of the forks, or anything else I have for sale, and then invite you, should you buy the parts or not, to post on the sale thread what your opinion of our interactions have been.

As a larger question, and possible can of warms, I have never really put much effort into examining what it takes to host a forum. I assume there is plenty of work to set one up, find or buy server space, and then make sure it keeps running smoothly. I don't know much about the world of websites, but the little I do makes me think it would be a big job for one, or a few to take on as a hobby. While I appreciate the work they do here, I will be honest, I had mostly taken them for granted before I started this reply. So, how does one get in touch with the powers that be?:O Is there a single moderator to thank and ask for such an upgrade as a feedback rating in the Marketplace? Is there a crew of members who keep the wheels turning? Have I missed the thread that explains all this? I guess I have some work to do as my curiosity is peaked. If you are interested I'll ramble on again once I educate myself a little more.
 
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