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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: triple tree conversion question
The front end is unique to that year only. The rear is the same as all the bikes that look like the 03-08 R6/R6S, but different years use different shock bodies. The rear shocks are different lengths and have different spring rates. Hence the red and yellow spring colors. The 05 R6 is the most unique of all the years because it is the only one that has that front end and engine combo. The 05 has a slightly different intake track from the other years.
Basically nothing on the 05 front end will work on, or with front end parts from any other year. You can put any rear ( from similar style bike ) on any year as well as any rear part. The front is the only thing totally incompatible.
This only apples to the major suspension parts though. I.E the triple tree, triple clamp, forks and clip ons. However if you have an entire 06 R6v front end, it can be a direct swap. The new 06 front end is longer and will change ride height in the front end, but can be worked around.
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