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Old 03-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #7521
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Originally Posted by Captain115 View Post
I'll bite. I think that they were all Showa (?) and 43mm...but up to 1991 were just dampening forks (appreantly not great) whereas 91 onwards they used cartridge style (a lot better?). I know this doesnt help you IDing the forks but there you go!

I assume someone wouldnt have put the older (shitter) XR forks on a TT. Out of interest, have you ever seen/heard of the TT600 Belgardas? I was soooo close to buying one, they look sick and pimped as shit. Full Ohlins,braided lines, brembo brakes etc, all made in Italy.



Thanks John. They are non cartridge forks. I swapped to the XR forks for the front disc brake. The TT came with a drum brake front end. I'm guessing 88-90 was the model year because of the red fork boots. Honda switched to blue boots in 91. The Belgarda never came to the U.S. Even the TT/XT Yamahas never were as popular as the XR/XL Hondas. Aftermarket Yamaha TT parts are VERY hard to find here. Thanks again, Kelly.
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