Originally Posted by buls4evr
I see a thread like this and always wonder why someone who would go to all the effort to change their forks would pick a 20 yr. old design for a replacement. May I suggest to anyone else doing this that USD MX forks are plentiful on the used market and already come with very stiff springs for MX jumps. They can be altered internally for length or travel ala flattrackers. Why not use those? DRZ forks are notorious for their many "needs".
Because the 20 year old design still works fine and has less friction than most modern USD forks.
The top of the fork is thinner than an usd so you could keep more steering angle before you hit the fuel tank.
They can be altered internally for length or travel too, just like the MX USD forks.
BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE WORSE THAN THE USD THEY ARE CHEAP