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Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 Front End Conversion Database

This is a fork swap database where we have gathered as much information as possible as to which front ends work, and how hard they are to achieve. If you're looking for info on how to do a fork swap on a Honda CX500, GL500, CX650, GL650 etc. have a read here. Also check out the fork length by model.

Keep in mind that a lot of research has to be done when considering a fork swap - from the bearings to the steering stem length, tank fouling, effect on rake/trail, fork length and more. Just because a combination is here on this page doesn't mean that it is guaranteed to be possible with what you have available to you.

If you have more to add please email through photos and as much information as you like to:

jc AT motofaction DOT org

We are working on doing individual pages for the various common front ends:

And now here's a list of the front ends we have seen used:


Marzocchi RAC 50mm forks with custom triple trees - Sacha Lakic's CX500


Monster, unknown year - Gavin Clark's CX500 Monster S2R 1000, unknown year - Moto Motivo


2007 or 2008 CBR600RR - Mike's CX500RR CBR600RR, unknown year - Jesse's CX500 CBR600RR, unknown year - Noah Blum's CX500 CBR600RR, unknown year - Tristan's Pepper White CX500
CBR600RR, 2005 model - CX500F Concept CBR954, unknown year - Birdie CBR1000RR, unknown year - Taco Bender inspired CX500 CBR1000RR, 2005 - Featured Build: "The Gentleman's Cafe"

CBR1000RR, 2007 - Brook's Brat Build


GT600R - Taco Bender GT650R, unknown year - Steve Foster's CX500


2003 GSX-R 1000 - Graeme Dobbs' Featured CX500 Build

2007 GSX-R 1000RR - LINK


2005 YZF-R1 front end - "All Business"


Unknown USD forks - Made In Vietnam

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