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Old 02-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
Airhead Wrangler
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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For my ST I went with R100GS forks (among other things). If I weren't building this bike into an HPN, I'd keep it exactly the same. The R100GS front end worked out great. I didn't change my centerstand either. I'd also put some thought into a heavier duty rear shock. The stock ST shock is not up to load carrying on unpaved roads. I bent mine in half. I'd say that GS forks are in a completely different league than G/S forks. Much stiffer (and heavier too probably), tubeless front wheel, better brake, GIANT axle, real triple clamps, and also much more easily available.

R80ST Gets The HPN Treatment
Seattle to TDF on an airhead

Current rides: HPN #834, '93 R100GSPD "red rocket", '73 R75/5 Toaster mongrel, '80 Ducati Pantah 500SL, '92 DR350, '67 Honda SS50, '80 Honda Chaly.

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