Having ridden a 2002 model bike with stock 43mm forks we can say that we think something was probably done to our forks because the stock 2002 forks had a near deadly mid-stroke harshness that our forks didn't exhibit at all.
Another area of a used bike to check thoroughly is that of the chassis and other attached parts. This includes things like suspension, swingarm and steering head bearings as well as a general inspection of the frame and swingarm for cracks or extreme wear
Last month, we installed a Works Performance shock on our project Yamaha TTR230, and were ultra-pleased with the performance. However, the shock we installed was a prototype, and we had some installation issues. Is the production unit better?
After riding the stock bike a few times it was clear we needed to make some upgrades to allow the 110 to hold up a 175 lb adult rider. These upgrades consisted of adding stiff fork springs to the stock forks and adding a new shock while still retaining th