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Old 01-05-2013, 01:08 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Phreaky Phil View Post
Hi Prutser, what is the reason for wider spread of the triples, More clearance to the tank for steering lock ?

What suspension travel are you looking to run with your new project. I guess its always going to be a compromise between low COG and easy handling in tight going and enough travel to be able to soak up bumps and holes at higher speed.
What are the negative aspects of your current handling / suspension.
Cheers Phil
Hi Phil,

I would like to fit the triples in my girlfriend's Xcountry too. And that bike needs the wider triples.
The off set should give more clearance to the tank and the frame.

On my bike i'm going to use the full travel of the DRZ fork (285mm)
The negative things about my WP48 mm is the friction those forks have.
I have tested loads of upsd forks, and even after a lot of time and effort they don't run as smooth as the drz forks.
With the WP 48 I tend to back up most of the re-bound and compression to get more comfort.
But than there is no controle left

I've re-valved the fork with all the settings you can think of but the friction of the two tubes causes the discomfort.
The only thing that helped was shortening the fork so the the fork tubes had more overlap.
But than the DRZ fork was still better, even without re-valving which I will do anyway.
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