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Old 09-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ilyaon View Post
Thanks for description on how the front forks work. It was educational.
Glad to help.

Originally Posted by ilyaon View Post
On the other hand, what I'm interested is the front shocks on Triumph Tiger made by Showa. Do any of you, Triumph owners replace it due to it poor performance off road, or you totally happy with it?
As far as I know the forks are made by Showa, they are not adjustable, a few people complain about bottoming out, but overall XC owners seem to be less pissed off by the fork performance than Roadie owners (like me), the XC I rode was okay. Certainly not a high quality suspension, but okay. Similar to the 2009 F800GS I had.

A lot depends on your weight. The Tiger suspension (definitely the Roadie and I suspect the XC, too) are very susceptive to rider weight. I hated my Roadie front suspension quite a bit (though it was still better than the DL650 we had a few years ago) and replaced it, but I hear that much less from XC owners.
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