Author Topic: Are my Fork Springs Standard?  (Read 381 times)

Offline Speedy1959

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Are my Fork Springs Standard?
« on: Monday, 19 September 2022, 09:59 pm »
Hi All,
Since I got this bike I have noticed the front end isnt actually that saggy (or soggy)..
I have to re do one of the seals as despite me replacing with genuine Suzuki Seals it weaps..
Not major but a small dribble after a ride..

Anyway I decided to measure the spring..
According to the downloaded manual the free length is supposed to be 316mm
Mine are around 340mm

Just had a thought...
Are the springs in the later models (K7) a bit longer? Or do I actually have upgraded springs?

S.
« Last Edit: Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 02:47 am by gsxbarmy »
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Offline Tim1954

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Re: Are my Fork Springs Standard?
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 19 September 2022, 10:46 pm »
Yes, they are longer from K5 on and all internals of the forks are different.

Offline Hooli

Re: Are my Fork Springs Standard?
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 19 September 2022, 11:05 pm »
Indeed, as said. There's no big spacer on later bikes so the springs are longer.

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Re: Are my Fork Springs Standard?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 12:00 am »
Early ones on the left later on the right  :cheers:
only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Are my Fork Springs Standard?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 01:57 am »
Thanks very much to Y'all who responded.

S
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