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Old 04-01-2011, 11:50 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Zahnarzt View Post
And for the Belgarda Crowd...How is the suspension on the newer TT600. Did Yamaha do good?
For any reason, Yamaha decided to put cheaper suspension stuff into the E- models of both Belgarda generations. I can speak for 2nd generation kicker with a 46mm Paioli fork and Íhlins shock and I'm very happy with the suspension setup on both sides for street and trail use.
Compared to my former 600 and 400 XR, the suspension feels superior, especially under off road stress.

I don't know if it it conventional wisdom, but a few experts here say that Belgarda used off spec Íhlins shocks for the TTs with higher tolerances and wider quality variation. I can not confirm from my Íhlins.
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