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8th November 2011, 19:47
So earlier today I bought a set of new fork tubes for the '83 (stock length, mine had measured +2), only to find out that the entire front end on the bike is from '84. The front end always seemed to sit a smidge too high so I'm wondering if the length changed between the 2 years. If not, anyone wanna trade some +2 forks for a '84 for some stock length?
9th November 2011, 08:49
79+ were actually 2+ tubes (fx length)
79-85 should be the same.
what length are they?
9th November 2011, 13:18
I think the 2" over forks were only used on the XLS Roadster models.
Otherwise I think all 75 to 85 front ends are Showa, all basically the same except for the mounting points for the various front brake rotors.
A careful study of the parts catalog pages for the front forks would show the specific differences, if any.
9th November 2011, 14:34
The forks are Showa. With them fully extended (no load whatsoever) they measure 25 1/4 inches from axle centerline to bottom of neck.
9th November 2011, 19:09
stockers measure about 21.5" i think ....
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