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Old 03-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #7521
Kelly_O
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Location: Rifle, Colorado
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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.



Cheers,

John

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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