Originally Posted by tcskibike2008
After riding dirt bikes for many years and seeing how well built the forks are on smaller off road bikes(450's), I have always been surprised at how under built bigger "Road Bike" forks are compared to their size.
Just look at how small the effective mounting surface area is on a GS 650!! Its unnerving what keeps that fork together. Are you kidding me? That bike is almost twice the size as most off road bikes.
For real. Look at that spindly flange holding the front wheel on. It should be at the bottom of the fork with a lot of metal around it.