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Old 01-06-2013, 12:39 PM   #82
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[QUOTE=Hatley Rocket;20411601]
Originally Posted by Seavoyage View Post
The Tiger lost it's 9.3" (230mm)/7.9"(200mm) long travel suspension after 2001. 2002 forks reduced to 180mm, and 2005-2006 were 170mm just like the 1050. All were 43mm damper rod, KYB non adjustable forks; but the fork caps can be replaced with pre-load adjusters off a Speed Four.

2002-2006 were very much road oriented, with the 2005-2006 going further (less suspension travel) and loosing the wire spoked wheels. [/QUOTE

Did they really change the front suspension after 2001? Does this make for an advantage or dis-advantage to getting an '01 Tiger? I am looking at an '01, the same year the friend of mine has. I thought they all were the same from '01 to '04 and then they shortened the stroke and went to cast wheels.

I noticed that racetech has kits for the '02 to '06 only, nothing for the '01. Makes sense.
01's had soft valves or seats if I recall correctly. I have zeroed in on '02-04's for now, but this suspension talk has me thinking. "get an '01 and fix the valves." What is the consensus?
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