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Old 07-24-2007, 05:34 AM   #45
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If it helps any there were two types of cartridge forks. The first type had cast aluminum loweres and looked just like normal conventional forks (cartridge or otherwise), visibaly not much different than the damper rod forks on the older models or say the cartridge forks on an XR650L, XR600 or late '80s CR250R. Then in I think '98 both the dirt model (which had normal looking cartridge forks and the street model which has similar looking damper rod forks) got updated cartridge forks with what look like machined lower tubes pressed into cast axle clamps. They have a lot less underhang, but to my knowedge have no other benifit other than looking cool. They happen to look a lot like the DR650SE forks on 96+ models, only as it happens the DR650SE forks while cool looking have damper rod internals.
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